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Mary Apthorpe (abt. 1847)

Mary Apthorpe
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Biography of Mary Apthorpe of 1847

Mary Apthorpe was born about 1847, after her parents had immigrated to the United States from England and settled in rural Pomfret, near Fredonia, in Chautauqua County, New York.. She is the child of William Apthorpe and Sara Thomas and their youngest daughter.

Mary Apthorpe grew up in or near Pomfret, Chautauqua County, New York and is enumerated on the 1855 New York State Census as living with her family at the age of 7 years old.

Name - Relationship to Head - Sex - Age in 1855:

  • William Apthorp Head M 40
  • Sarah Apthorp Wife F 46
  • William Apthorp Son M 20
  • James Apthorp Son M 18
  • Henry Apthorp Son M 17
  • George Apthorp Son M 15
  • Samuel Apthorp Son M 13
  • Charles Apthorp Son M 11
  • Mary Apthorpe Daughter F 7
  • Josiah Apthorp Son M 6

Mary Apthorpe is enumerated on the 1860 United States Federal Census for Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States as age 12, and living with her parents and two brothers, George Apthorpe and Joseph (Josiah) Apthorpe.

Mary Apthorpe is enumerated on the 1870 United States Federal Census for New York with her surname misspelled as "Upthorp". She is age 21 in 1870 and living with her parents William and Sarah and with her brother Joseph who is age 22.

We have two possible husbands and families for Mary Apthrope: 1. Mary Apthorpe may have married Mr. Goats/Goate. If so, she was born April 7, 1848 and passed away September 15, 1888 at the age of 40 years old and is buried in Pioneer Cemetery in Pomfret, New York. She would be the mother of George Arthur Goate who was born in 1881 and passed away August 28, 1882, and his twin sister Susan Smith Goate, also born November 19, 1881 and passed away in February 22, 1882.

2. Mary Apthorpe may have married Charles Snyder and moved to Ohio, If so, she is the mother of an unnamed baby boy with the surname Snyder who passed away on November 14, 1915 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio.

Mary Apthorpe may also be the mother of other children of Mary Apthorpe and Charles Synder including:

  • Lena May Snyder, born about 1901, who married Noah Audrey Breese, son of Ora Breese and Marie Mumford, on March 6, 1917, in Marion County, Ohio, and remarried to Thomas Popkey the son of Charles Popkey and Lillie Quirk on July 17, 1920 also Marion County, Ohio.
  • Leona Ida Snyder, born about 1907 who married John Clarence McEntire, the son of John McEntire and Laura Orders on August 2, 1927 in Chautauqua County, New York.


  • "New York State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 7 September 2016), William Apthorp in household of William Apthorp, E.D. 3, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States; citing p. , line #13, family #362, county clerk offices, New York; FHL microfilm 479,635.
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Mary Upthorp in household of William Upthorp, New York, United States; citing p. 103, family 905, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,412.

"New York State Census, 1865," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 September 2017), Mary Apthorp in household of William Apthorp, District 03, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States; citing source p. 18, line 27, household ID 144, county clerk, board of supervisors and surrogate court offices from various counties. Utica and East Hampton Public Libraries, New York; FHL microfilm 479,640.

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