A DeGraff Researcher

Scholefield Family Tree

My last post was found by Peter Cross — a DeGraff researcher. He offered some information about an additional Harmanus DeGraff in the area. I emailed him and he provided the following:

His “Harman” was 31 at the time of the 1860 Census. His wife was Harriet Ann Wilde and his children were named Theresa, George, Carrie, John, and Hattie. The family lived in Amsterdam, Montgomery, NY. “Harmonies” died in 1922 and an obituary that Peter holds states that Mr. DeGraff was “born November 19, 1829, on the Widow Susan Road, just east of the present Amsterdam city line, Mr. DeGraff was a son of Nicholas and Catherine Travis DeGraff.” Mr. DeGraff’s youngest sister was named Harriet DeGraff Sparkbeck, and she died in 1906

The name Harmanus was apparently a popular name in the DeGraff family, and this Harman is not the one I am looking for — wrong birth year, but Peter did give me another name to use in searches!

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