I recently learned that the maiden name of my 2nd great grandmother was "Rich". Her name was Harriet Rich born about 1814 m. Isaac Van Norman about 1834. He was b. 1794 and worked for a time for his brother-in-law Anson Tiffany as head sawyer at the Corning Mills in New York.
From an orbit for Anson Tiffany 1797-1847 it lists sisters of Mrs. Tiffany (no first name in the article but I learned her name was Mary "Polly" 1800-1877) as being Harriet, Eliza Ann who married William S. Van Norman (second spouses for both?) from Cattaraugus Co., and Martha who married Joseph Brown of "Little Flats Community" of Corning NY. Their mother listed only as Mrs. Rich.
Anyone recognize these families? Would like to find out more about this RICH family and Isaac VN's life in New York.
Leslie Barker Thomas