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Notes for Minerva Eells Waite

1820 census, Solon Twp., Cortland Co., NY page 582
EELLS, DANIEL
Males - 211101
1 male 45+ (Daniel, 45-50)
1 male 16-18 (Edward, age 16)
1 male 16-26 (Edward, age 16)
1 male 10-16 (Lewis, age 15)
2 males under 10 (Loren, age 7 & Daniel Jr, age 2)
Females - 11002 - 01
2 females 45+ (Polly age 45-50, Mary Smith Eells??)
1 female 10-16 (Maria, age 13)
1 female under 10 (Minerva, age 10)
1 person engaged in agriculture

1830 census Denmark Twp, Ashtabula Co., OH, Page 118
Eells, Daniel
Males - 41124001
1 male 50-60 (Daniel, age 55-60)
4 males 20-30 (Edward, age 26, Lewis, age 25, David Hickox, age 20-30 & Otis Waite??)
2 males 15-20 (Loren, age 17 & Samuel, age 5)
1 male 10-15 (Daniel, age 12)
1 male 5-10 (Ezra, age 9)
4 males under 5 (Edward's son Giles, age 2, Edward's son Andrew, age baby, Lewis' son Nelson, age 2, Daniel Hickox, age 1)
Females - 51004001
1 female 50-60 (Polly, age 55-60)
4 females 20-30 (Edward's wife Anna, age 25, Lewis' wife Nancy, age 22, Maria, age 23 & Minerva, age 20)
1 female 5-10 (Edward's daughter Nancy, age 6)
5 females under 5 (Edward's daughter Polly, age 4, Lewis' daughter Nancy, age 2, Malina Hickox, age 3, & Louisa & Fidelia Hickox, both age 0-5,

1840 census Greenwood Twp., Crawford Co. PA page 323
120001-01011
1 male 30-40 (Otis, age 38)
2 males 5-10 (Elijah, age 9 & Byron, age 7)
1 male under 5 (Chauncey, age 3)
1 female 20-30 (Minerva, age 30)
1 female 15-20 (??)
1 female 5-10 (Louiza, age 5)
One household away from Daniel Eells. There is no head of household in Crawford Co. PA in 1840 named Byron Wait or Waite.

The settlement of Daniel EELLS estate (August 1842) says " Polly EELLS, Relick of Daniel EELLS late of Greenwood Township, Crawford county, aforesaid dec'd, presents her petition to the said court, setting forth that your petitioners said husband died late leaving a widow, to wit, your petitioner, with issue of 14 (sic) children (to wit:) Edward, Lewis, Lorin, Daniel, Maria intermarried with Orson Hitchcup (sic), now dec'd and Minerva, intermarried with Otis Wait, and that the said intestate died seized in his demise as of fee or deed in the following lands and tenements, to wit: ----" Note that the petition names 6 children but clearly states issue of 14 children, therefore, at least 8 must have died young, or moved away, and this needs further investigation.

Otis Wait remarried Sarah Randolph in 1849 in Meadville, Crawford Co. PA. He would have been about 47 years old at the time of the marriage and she was about 42. No indication that she was married before or had children. Children listed on 1850 census were probably all from marriage of Otis & Minerva

1850 - no one on index with last name Wait or Waite in Crawford Co. PA has a wife named Minerva that is the right age & birthplace (40, b. NY). There is:
1850 census Greenwood, Crawford Co. ,PA
Otis Wait, age 48, b. NY, farmer
Sarah, age 43, b. PA
Elijah, age 19, b. PA
Byron, age 17, b. PA
Louiza, age 15, b. PA
Chauncey, age 13, b. PA
Ezra, age 7, b. PA

Excerpt from "History and Genealogical Record of the REIDS, EELL'S, THOMPSON'S and Their Related Families of The United States of America" By WARREN E. REID. LtCol USAF (Retd), Everett, PA 15537, May 1998
106 Minerva Eells, born Sep 10, 1810 Waterbury, Conn., mar. Byron Waite of Crawford County, Pa., and lived there all her life. Three children were born of this marriage. 72/73

----- Original Message -----
From: Charlene L Pinkowski drcharpink@suscom.net
To: karinorthup@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 1:39 PM
Subject: Hi Cousin!

Dear Kari

I have just visited your rootsweb page and your home page and am quite impressed. I call you cousin because you see, we both descend from Daniel Eells (1781-~1844) and Polly Thomas (dates not established in my research). I descend from Maria Eells and David Orson Hickox. I took notice of your establishment of birth places for the last three named children in the family group of Daniel and Polly and have some questions to which I would love to know the answer. I always knew it is important to establish Daniel Eells and Polly in the place in New York to which they emigrated, but had not yet pursued that information. I do have some information on them in Ohio, although not likely as much as you have.

My reason for wanting to establish them in New York is simple. The marriage of Maria Eells to David Orson Hickox had to have taken place in New York, because their eldest child, Malina was born in New York, whereas, my 2 great grandmother Eliza Jane Hickox was born in Ohio as was her brother David Daniel Hickox. That knowledge led me to determine that they migrated into Ohio about 1828 give or take under a year. Thus I found Daniel Eells in Denver Township, Ashtabula, Ohio in 1830 with a number of apparently-married young couples and numerous children under his leadership. I have not had the opportunity to follow up further on that in Ohio but will get to it as I can. I was always interested in determining where they had lived in New York to see if I could find out more regarding David Orson Hickox, or as he is designated in the settlement of estate of Daniel Eells: “Orson Hitchcup”. I was aware that there were some HICKOX families in Cortland County because my 3 great grandfather Nathaniel CALVERT had lived there with his immigrant father John CALVERT before moving on to Mercer County Pennsylvania and in researching in that locale I did see the name Hickox. I always had a question in my mind as to what brought Eliza Jane Hickox together with William Nathaniel Calvert, and feel that if there is a Cortland County connection in this family that could account for their meeting.

I cannot share a lot with you at this time, but will share with you what I know. I would definitely like to know your sources on this family group. Here is an extract from the estate settlement of Daniel Eells that I have in my notes:

The settlement of Daniel EELLS estate says " Polly EELLS, Relick of Daniel EELLS late of Greenwood Township, Crawford county, aforesaid dec'd, presents her petition to the said court, setting forth that your petitioners said husband died late leaving a widow, to wit, your petitioner, with issue of 14 (sic) children (to wit:) Edward, Lewis, Lorin, Daniel, Maria intermarried with Orson Hitchcup (sic), now dec'd and Minerva, intermarried with Otis Wait, and that the said intestate died seized in his demise as of fee or deed in the following lands and tenements, to wit: ----" Note that the petition names 6 children but clearly states issue of 14 children, therefore, at least 8 must have died young, or moved away, and this needs further investigation.

I look forward with great anticipation to your reply

Sincerely

Charlene Calvert Pinkowski