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Re: St. Clairs in 19th c. Albany?
No, the Murphy's are not on the St. Clair side of the family.
>Hi Lesley, Does John T. Murphy of Ottawa fit anywhere in you research.
> Donald H. Sinclair Swan River Manitoba Can.
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> From: Niven Sinclair
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> Sent: Monday, July 17, 2000 3:44 PM
> Subject: Re: St. Clairs in 19th c. Albany?
> At 12:49 16/07/00 -0700, you wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> 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:
> Captain Charles Northop St Clair was born in Russeltown,
> 9th June, 1812. When an infant of 5 months, his parents
> Barre, New York which was ever after his home. The St
> homestead was that part of Barre which became Albion.
>Mr St Clair]
> grew up and aided his father in clearing the lands. At
>20, he was a good musician. he manufactured (with his own
>hands) violins and guitars.
> At the same age he became Captain of the Orleans Grays
> one of the finest military companies in that area of the
> At one period of his life he commanded and owned boats
>on the Erie
> canal running from Buffalo to New York City but
>eventually chose farming
> as his main business and devoted his life to it.
> He married 10th June 1833 Elmina Baldwin daughter of
>Joel and Elizabeth
> Turrell of Pleasant Valley, Duchess County, N.Y. The
>young couple built
> for themselves a house on the St Clair Estates.
> They celebrated their golden wedding in 1883.
> He died in Albion of paralysis 29th October, 1893 and
>his wife died
> in Albion on 6th October, 1896. Both are buried in
> Their Children were:
> Alphonzo Turrell
> Francis Osmond
> James Julius
> Charles Henry*
> Arthur Knowles
> Joel Fuller Turrell**
> Helen Louisa St Clair (an adopted
> 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
> 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
> Niven Sinclair
> Lesley Murphy
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