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COVEYs, of Whitewater, Winona Co., MN 1850s/1860s

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Re: COVEYs, of Whitewater, Winona Co., MN 1850s/1860s

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 2:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Mar 2013 4:34AM GMT
Surnames: Covey
I'll take Stephen in Westfield. :D

History of Winona County, Together with Biographical Matter...
By A. T. Andreas. (H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers,
Chicago 1883)

"STEPHEN COVEY, farmer, one of the first settlers in the Whitewater valley, was born in Rennselaer county, New York, about 1800, and about 1830 moved to Westfield, Chautauqua county, New York, and in 1854 to Whitewater, where he purchased a claim for $360 from Albert Pomeroy, on which was built the third log house erected in the valley, standing about twenty rods south of the present line of the village of Beaver.

"In 1822 our subject married Miss Laura Collar, and by this marriage had nine children:
Zamer, born 1823, died same year;
Louisa M., born 1825, died 1871;
Caroline S., born 1827;
Harrison R., born 1829, died 1882;
Mary E., born 1831;
James, born 1833;
Stephen R., born 1837;
Laura M., born 1840;
Ester, born 1842, married W. H. Martin in 1862.

"Our subject had very liberal views on religious matters. Died in Whitewater valley in 1856, being the first death in the valley."

Whitewater Township is a township in Winona County, Minnesota.

In 1790 Census, a John Covey (b 1717 Westerly, Rhode Island) was head of household in Hessick Town, Rensselaer County, New York. Married Martha Burdick, per online family trees.
A discussion of this John Covey at the link below. Comments made about the many people of similar name and age.

Other candidates?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
VocalsByVienn... 20 Feb 2013 12:54PM GMT 
Jiffy321 21 Feb 2013 2:52AM GMT 
Jiffy321 21 Feb 2013 3:37AM GMT 
falsterden 26 Mar 2013 8:46PM GMT 
dimari1 13 Sep 2013 9:56PM GMT 
falsterden 16 Sep 2013 11:54AM GMT 
dimari1 13 Sep 2013 9:43PM GMT 
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