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Humphrey Family Record

A list of Humphrey family vital dates is located in the files of the Saratoga County Historian. The greater part of this list was probably copied from a Humphrey family Bible all at one sitting, as the handwriting is of uniform style and quality until the last three entries on the front of the page. It has proven to be reliable: several of the dates can be verified through comparison with other sources.

The most useful date from that list was the one entered for the birth of William Humphrey: April 15, 1797. That date agrees exactly with the date on the gravestone of William Humphrey in the Town of Milford, Otsego County NY.

The 1855 New York State census of the Town of Milford included as family #35:

William Humphrey 58   born Columbia County in town 32 years
Fanny Humphrey 54 wife born Rensselaer County in town 32 years
Eliza Humphrey 14 daughter born Otsego County in town 14 years
George (H.?) Humphrey 1 gr.-ch. born Saratoga County in town 4 months

I believe this George listed as William's grandson in 1855 is the son of Henry L. Humphrey and his first wife Sarah Gardner. She had probably died of complications shortly after his birth. I have been unable to locate a listing in the 1855 census for Henry L. Humphrey.

Henry Lafayette Humphrey was born on July 14, 1825 in Milford, Otsego County NY. An article incorporated into Cornelius Durkee's book Reminiscences of Saratoga relates that the Humphreys moved from Otsego County to Stillwater, Saratoga County about 1836. He lived in Mechanicville until 1866 when he moved his family to Saratoga Springs. These articles portray H.L. Humphrey as a very successful contractor in that city.

transcription and research by Lynn E. Calvin

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Henry Humphrey Born Oct the 31, 1763
Mary Humphrey Born May the 1, 1768
Smith Humphrey Born Oct the 26, 1787
John Humphrey Born April 25, 1789
Josiah Humphrey Born January 24, 1791
Sally Humphrey Born April the 16 1793
Cornelia Humphrey Born Aug the 18, 1795
William Humphrey Born April the 15, 1797
Delila Humphrey Born Febuary the 16, 1799
James Humphrey Born Oct the 26, 1800
Esther Humphrey Born Dec the 23, 1802
Elisabath Humphrey Born July the 15, 1804
Hiram Humphrey Born July the 11, 1806
Dorcas Humphrey Born Sept the 23, 1808
James Humphrey Died April 15, 1803
Delila Humphrey Died July 29, 1823
John Humphrey Died March 23, 1840
Josiah Humphrey Died May the 5, 1840
Dorcas Carpenter Died June the 7, 1837
Mary Humphrey Died April 23, 1851
Henry Humphrey Died June 6, 1852
Smith Humphrey Died March 13 1853
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Hellen L. Humphrey Died March 15, 1855
Laroy Humphrey Died December 27 1855
Emily Jane Humphrey Died January 22, 1859

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