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A partial collection of my Gonyea family from franklin County, Gabriels, NY. which they have intertwined with my Rivers family also from the same area in and around Moores, NY. Both families have grown very large over the years and are all over the upper part of NY. There are so many interesting things I have found out about my Heritage. Evelyn Gertrude Gonyea B 1914 (Raised by Willard and Etta)Fountain not actual parents, Minnie Gonyea B 1904,Margaret Gonyea B 1906, George Gonyea B 1909, Helen Gonyea Fountain B 1914,Frederick Gonyea B 1916 Ruby Gonyea Shanty B 1901, Ernest Gonyea B 1910, and (Margaret) Mary Agnes Gonyea Brown B 1905. Their parents were Philmore Gonyea and (Ettie) Etta Pritchard.Evelyn Gonyeas Husband was Walter Joseph Rivers. His parents were Edward Rivers and Hattie Duquette Rivers. They had 14 children, I only found the following who were Walter J. B 1901, Levy B 1906, John B 1914,Rose Gonyea Dufrane B 1916, Peter B 1902, Malcolm B 1924, and William B 1906, and Frederick. Can you imagine how many children all these people had. That's why it is so interesting.

Here are some of my favorite websites:

Northern NY Library NetworkNorther NY Historical Newspapers (
Free Family History and Geneological pages (
US genweb Project (

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