The Samuel you asked about was the son of Wm.
who was a brother of my grandmother. He was Betty DeLisle's uncle.
I have known Betty all my life. Always visited her when I was in Oswego and stayed in touch. Unfortunately she died several years ago.
I figure you are my 2nd cousin once removed.
I knew your gr grandfather went to Chicago as I found him in the 1881 City Directory. My Gr grandfather Gernon appeared in the 1882 directory, and my grandfather in 1883.
He married my grandmother Catherine Gange there in 1885. I have the family bible. Looks to me like the Gernons and Ganges knew each other back in Oswego or discovered their common Oswego origin in Chicago.
Do you know anything about Edwin Humprey Gange and wife Ann Baldwin? The family story is that Jane peterson was her nursemaid when she went to Canada as an infant. But I have Jane's will which names Ann's children as Jane's nieces and nephews. She did raise the kids when Ann died, and in the 1880 census they are living with Jane and Sam named as stepchildren. Sam Peterson was a colored barber and Jane's marriage was not very popular. All very interesting.
I have your gr grandfather dying in WA. Is that correct? I didn't know his wife's name.
Anyhow, lets stay in touch. Do you have an E-mail address. Where do you live? My address is jdgernon@AOL.com
. I live in Glendora, CA about 15 miles east of Pasadena. Born 1929, now semi-retired.