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Re: St. Clairs in 19th c. Albany?
At 12:49 16/07/00 -0700, you wrote:
I just subscribed to the list. My name is Lesley Murphy, and my
gggrandmother was Mary Frances St. Clair, who lived in Albany, NY, and
married my gggrandfather, David Tuttle Fuller in 1837 or 1838. I am
actively involved in genealogical research, and have had a very
difficult time tracing Mary Frances's ancestry. I hoped that her name
might ring a bell with someone on the list. We are particularly
interested in her because she is the spitting image of my mother!
Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
I do not know whether this will give you a lead but:
Charles Northop St Clair was born in Russeltown, Quebec
June, 1812. When an infant of 5 months, his parents moved to
New York which was ever after his home. The St Clair
was that part of Barre which became Albion. Mr St Clair]
up and aided his father in clearing the lands. At 20, he was a good
he manufactured (with his own hands) violins and guitars.
the same age he became Captain of the Orleans Grays which was
of the finest military companies in that area of the country.
one period of his life he commanded and owned boats on the Erie
running from Buffalo to New York City but eventually chose farming
his main business and devoted his life to it.
married 10th June 1833 Elmina Baldwin daughter of Joel and
of Pleasant Valley, Duchess County, N.Y. The young couple
themselves a house on the St Clair Estates.
celebrated their golden wedding in 1883.
died in Albion of paralysis 29th October, 1893 and his wife died
Albion on 6th October, 1896. Both are buried in Mount Albion
Louisa St Clair (an adopted daughter)
The Hon Charles Henry St Clair also engaged in the business of
during the war, made a daring escape from the Confederates and became a
pilot on board U.S.Ship Harriet Lane under Commander Wainwright of
Admiral Farrgut's fleet
Joel Fuller Turrell was involved in the Battle of Mile Run, Virginia
where he was badly
He married Mary H. Baird and of their 6 children, one was called Mary
I could not find any Mary Frances in this particular family but thought
that the frequent
appearance of the name "Fuller" (usually as a middle name) was
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