Betsey Cook 1797-1861 who are her parents ?

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Betsey Cook born (May 30, 1797) in New York USA & died (September 5, 1861) in New York. She married Jonathan Race (also spelled Rees). Their daughter is Mary Jane (Race) Gibbs born January 29, 1830 in Moriah, Essex, New York & Died June 17, 1910 in Waverly, Franklin, New York; married First Ichabod Gibbs then after his death in 1858 to his brother John Charles Gibbs (Civil War Veteran). Their son is Levi Walter Race born June 16, 1825 in Moriah, Essex, New York & died October 6, 1881 in Roxbury, Washington, Vermont. So I hope the children’s info will help also with the parents sources. We need help & sources for Betsey Gibbs paternal lineage as we have reached a brick wall. Also more info for her husband. If anyone can categorize her profile better it would be appreciated. Thank you wikitree family

WikiTree profile: Betsey Cook
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (209k points)
edited by Andrew Simpier

From where does your estimated date of death arise? No idea if this is her and it is under her maiden name (so likely not her):

U.S. Census Mortality Schedules, New York, 1850-1880; New York State Education Department, Office of Cultural Education; Albany, New York; Year: 1860; Roll: M4; Line Number: 19 Shows birth about 1796 NYC, death Feb 1860 Clifton Park, Saratoga.

With a name this common in a population density this large I would focus the first effort on proving the marriage (along with any permutations of that surname). Then you theoretically could follow the married surname in census records. When you can locate her outside of New York City, most of the other NYS counties have county historians who are extremely helpful in locating information found nowhere online.

Betsey Cook and her husband were farmers from the area of Moira and Dickinson New York. She isn’t from nyc. The dates are estimates from family. So I’m focused on those areas also the children have clues to the area as their marriage records show her as mother etc. she is a mystery as we don’t have a whole lot of sources

I misunderstood the location. I would go to the below as the first stop. You would be able to find a name and email address on the County or Historical society website. The upstate historians have been extremely helpful to me--they often have all kinds of information that is not available elsewhere and very willing to assist.

Franklin County Historian
Franklin County Historical Society
51 Milwaukee Street, PO Box 388
Malone, NY 12953
Phone: 518-483-2750

The County Historian may provide access to obituaries, vital records, church records, maps, and family files or journals. Some historians provide search services for their office records and others may refer you to local genealogists who research in the area. The Historical Society collections: 16th Regiment Civil War Papers, Adirondack history, Cemetery information, Census records, Town Directories and Phone Books, Early assessment rolls, Family folders with individual genealogies, Published/Bound Genealogies, Rep. Clarence Kilburn papers – 48 linear feet, Maps, Obituaries, Pre-1900 newspapers, Scrapbooks, School yearbooks, Town and county histories, and Vital records. See online information.

Thank you. I will look into this resource you provided. If your able to find out anything further please post. Much appreciated for your response

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