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75. Mary ALLEN56,57 was born on 1 June 1778.22 She died on 27 August 1820 at the age of 42 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.29,58

Stephen Durfee was of Palmyra, Wayne County, New York. Family records of descendants give date of marriage as 4 Jan 1798, in Palmyra.

1810 Census for Palmyra, Ontario County NY:
Durfee, Stephen 3m -10, 1m 10-16, 1m 16-26, 1m 26-45 (he would be 34)
1 f -10, 1f 10-16, 1f 26-45 (Mary would be 32)

From the WAYNE SENTINEL of Palmyra, dated 18 Sep 1829:
Mrs. Durfee, age 46, wife of Stephen, died 14 Sep 1829 in Palmyra.
[This would seem to be a 2nd wife, not Mary. Another entry from the GENEVA GAZETTE, gives Mrs. Durfee's name as Sarah.]

Mary ALLEN and Stephen DURFEE were married on 6 January 1798.24 Stephen DURFEE59,60, son of Gideon DURFEE and Anne BOWEN, was born on 28 April 1776 in Tiverton, Newport County, Rhode Island.58 He died on 14 April 1854 at the age of 77 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.24,58

Andrew Warde book gave date of birth as 4 Apr 1776.

1810 Census. Palmyra, Ontario Co NY
Stephen Durfee: 3m under 10, 1m 10-16, 1m 16-26, 1m 26-45
1f under 10, 1f 10-16, 1f 26-45.

1820 Census. Palmyra, Ontario Co NY
Stephen Durfee: 1m under 10. 2m 10-16. 1m 16-18. 4m 16-26. 1m 26-45.
4f -10. 2f 10-16. 4f 16-26. 2f 26-45.


From the WAYNE SENTINEL of Palmyra, dated 18 Sep 1829:
Mrs. Durfee, age 46, wife of Stephen, died 14 Sep 1829 in Palmyra.
[This would seem to be the 2nd wife, Sarah Fuller, not Mary Allen.]

Also in the GENEVA GAZETTE on 23 Sep 1829:
Sarah Durfee, age 46, wife of Stephen, died in Palmyra.

There is a marriage recorded in the WAYNE SENTINEL on 13 Feb 1822: Stephen Durfee of Palmyra married Sarah Fuller of Scipio.
and
on 31 Dec 1830: Stephen Durfee of Palmyra married 30 Dec 1830, Mary Bristol of Macedon at the Friends Metting House, Macedon.

From the records of Palmyra Village Cemetery
<http://www.rootsweb.com/~nywayne/cemeteries/palmyup2.html>
Durfee,Mary, 1st wife of Stephen, d. 29 Aug 1820, 42y 2m 29d
Durfee, Sarah, 2nd wife of Stephen, d. 14 Sep 1829, 50y 10m
Durfee, Mary B., d. 3 Jan 1842, 60y 3m 28d
Durfee, Stephen, d. 14 Apr 1854, 77y

Stephen Durfee was in the Wayne Co NY 1850 Census. He lived alone at age 74. He was a farmer with property valued at $7000. Birthplace: Rhode Island.
There's an excellent chance his daughter Mary, spouse of Elisha Brown, was living next door, but I have no confirmation of this. She was listed as age 34.

William Durfee the eldest son was on the same page as Stephen in this census.

Mary ALLEN and Stephen DURFEE had the following children:

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Elizabeth DURFEE61 was born on 23 August 1798 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.58 She died in February 1836 at the age of 37 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.58

Elizabeth married Smith Thayer in April 1817, Palmyra. He was born about 1798 and died in Adrian, Lenawee Co MI.

From the WAYNE SENTINEL of Palmyra dated 10 Dec 1817: Smith Thayer married Eliza Durfee in Palmyra.

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William DURFEE58,59 was born on 3 May 1800 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.58 He died on 7 November 1875 at the age of 75 in Marion, Wayne County, New York.58

William Durfee married (1) Catherine Cole on 25 Nov 1821, Palmyra. She was born 20 Dec 1802 and died 11 Jul 1826. He married (2) Pamelia Chase on 7 Feb 1828 in Macedon, Wayne Co NY. She died 8 Jun 1834. He married (3) Clarissa Kellogg on 12 Oct 1837 in Marion. Clarissa was born 12 Nov 1802 and died 30 May 1872.

William lived in Wayne Co for the 1850 Census. He was age 50, Property valued at $6000. Clarissa was age 47. Elmira age 25, Hiram age 20, Edwin age 18, Norman age 12, Mary 9 and Catherine 8. All born in New York. Allen Durfee, listed next door was age 21, and is also probably part of this family. Allen was worked as a laborer in the household of Ira Greenwood.

From the records of Palmyra Village Cemetery
<http://www.rootsweb.com/~nywayne/cemeteries/palmyup2.html>
Durfee, Catherine, 1st wife of Wm, d. 11 Jul 1826, 23y
Durfee, Permelia, 2nd wife of Wm, d. 18Jun 1834, 28y
Durfee, Clariss, wife of Wm, d. 30 May 1872, 70y
Durfee, William son of Stephen, d. 7 Nov 1875, 75y 6m 4d

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Allen DURFEE58,62 was born on 4 March 1802 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.58 He died on 26 June 1890 at the age of 88 in Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan.58

Allen married Sarah Thayer 26 Jan 1825 in Palmyra. She was born 27 Dec 1802 and died 4 Jan 1862 in Livonia, Wayne Co MI. The family lived first near Waterford, Oakland Co MI circa 1825; four years later they move to Livonia.

Allen apparently kept a diary in which he recorded numerous entries of a genealogical nature concerning the Durfee family on 20 Nov 1875. These entries were copied by Nettie L. Dibble, a Notary Public, and deposited in the Plymouth Historical Museum. In 1932, the diary was in the possession of Miss. Lina Durfee of Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan.

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Barton DURFEE58 was born on 12 March 1804 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.58 He died on 21 September 1886 at the age of 82 in Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan.58

Barton Durfee married Phebe C. Bowen on 10 Jan 1827, Scipio, Cayuga County, NY. She was born 2 Nov 1809 and died 12 Nov 1877, Northville, Wayne Co MI.

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Elihu DURFEE58,63 was born on 27 March 1806 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.58 He died on 28 September 1889 at the age of 83 in Hoopeston, Illinois.58

Elihu Durfee married Sarah F. Shore on 29 Aug 1827. She was born about 1806 and died in Palymyra. He married (2) Maria Howland, 29 Nov 1837 in Walworth, NY. Maria born 9 Jan 1809, Dutchess Co NY and died 11 Nov 1893 in Hoopeston, IL.
Elihu was elected to the NY state legislature in 1850.

From the WAYNE SENTINEL of Palmyra, dated 28 Jan 1831. Infant son of Elihu Durfee died 24 Jan 1831 in Palmyra.
.....dated 16 Jan 1835: Stephen Durfee, age 7, son of Elihu, died 15 Jan 1835.

Elihu was apparently married twice:
From the WAYNE SENTINEL of Palmyra, dated 6 Dec of 1837: Elihu Durfee of Palmyra married 29 Nov 1837, Maria Howland of Walworth at the Friends Meeting House in Macedon.

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Chloe DURFEE58 was born on 15 October 1808 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.58 She died on 24 July 1895 at the age of 86 in Lake City, Minnesota.58

Chloe married Daniel Underwood, 29 Apr 1830 in Palmyra. He was born 1 Dec 1802, died 3 Jan 1881 in Lake City, MN. Daniel was a tanner by trade. In 1849 the family moved from Palmyra to Clyde, NY, where he had a shoe store. They lived two years & moved back to Palmyra. In 1855 they bought a farm south of Morris, Illinois; they lived with their son Joseph M. Underwood at Lake City MN after 1873.

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Nathaniel DURFEE58 was born on 19 January 1811 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.58 He died on 23 December 1881 at the age of 70 in Antrim, Shiawassee County, Michigan.58

Nathaniel married Martha Carr on 9 Nov 1837 in Palmyra. She was born 16 Jul 1817 in Palmyra; died 27 Jun 1890 in Shiawassee Co MI. Nathaniel & Martha adopted and raised his nephew Edgar Nathaniel, son of Emory Durfee and Martha's sister Eliza Jane (Carr) Durfee. Eliza Jane was killed in a carriage accident 4 Jul 1844. Martha, Eliza Jane, and Cordelia who married Emory after the death of Eliza, were the daughters of David Carr, born 2 Jul 1793, in New Jersey, died Jul 1860, and Rebecca Evans born 12 Feb 1794 in Pennsylvania, died 6 Sep 1867. David & Rebecca Carr died at the home of Nathaniel & Martha in Michigan where they had come to live in their later years.

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Emily DURFEE was born on 7 March 1813 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.58 She died on 9 February 1818 at the age of 4 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.58

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Anne DURFEE58 was born on 8 July 1815 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.58 She died on 16 January 1904 at the age of 88 in Marion, Wayne County, New York.58

Anne married Washington W. Weeks on 28 Oct 1836, Palmyra. He was born 1802 in Sparta NY and died 1865, Adrian, Lenawee Co MI. Anne and Washington had no children.

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Mary DURFEE58 was born on 29 October 1817 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.58 She died on 9 December 1881 at the age of 64 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.58

Mary married Elisha Brown on 2 Dec 1845 in Palmyra. Elisha was born about 1815 in Haddonfield, NJ and died 9 Dec 1893 in Palmyra.

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Emily DURFEE58 was born on 27 March 1820 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.58 She died on 18 June 1846 at the age of 26 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan.58

Emily and Emory were twins.

Emily married Jacob Volland on 27 Sep 1844 in Palmyra.

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Emory DURFEE58 was born on 27 March 1820 in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York.58 He died on 31 December 1904 at the age of 84 in Fowlerville, Livingston County, Michigan.58

Emory married Eliza Jane Carr on 25 Sep 1841 in Sodus, Wayne Co NY. Eliza Jane was born 19 Sep 1825 in Palmyra and died tragically in a carriage accident on 4 Jul 1844 Wayne Co. Emory married (2) Cordelia Carr on 14 Oct 1847. She was born 28 Jun 1827 and died 19 Apr 1911 in Handy, Livingston Co MI.