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Bessie Howell (Grovesteen) Dutton (1866 - 1948)

Bessie Howell Dutton formerly Grovesteen
Born in New Jersey, United Statesmap
Wife of — married 5 Jun 1889 (to 1915) in Manhattan, New York County, New York, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 81 in Huntington, Suffolk, New York, United Statesmap
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Bessie (Grovesteen) Dutton was a New Jerseyan.
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Bessie (Grovesteen) Dutton was buried in New York.


In 1870, the Grovesteen family lived in Hackensack Township (New Barbados), Bergen, New Jersey. The family included

  • James H Grovestein 53 born in New York, piano manufacturer, with $10,000 in real estate and $2000 in personal estate
  • Anna Grovestein, wife 42 New Jersey, $1200 personal estate
  • Kate A Grovestein 22 New York, $600 personal estate
  • Anna Grovestein 21 New York, $600 personal estate
  • Willie P Grovestein 15 New York, student
  • Charles E Grovestein 12 New York, student
  • Milton W Grovestein 8 New York, student
  • Bessie Grovestein 3 New York
  • Catharine Murphy 40 Ireland, servant
  • Mary Fost 16 New Jersey, servant
  • John Delaney 22 Ireland, a laborer [1]

In 1880, the Grovesteen family lived at 430 W. 23rd St., New York City, New York. The three generation family included

  • George H. Grovesteeen, 63, born in New York (parents b. NY), a piano manufacturer
  • Annie Grovesteen Wife 52 New Jersey (parents b. NY)
  • William P. Grovesteen Son 25 New York, a banker
  • May Grovesteen (Dau. in law) 20 New York
  • Charles Grovesteen Son 22 New York, a physician
  • Milton Grovesteen Son 18 New York
  • Bessie H. Grovesteen Dau. 13 New York, in school
  • Norah Haven 25 Ireland, servant
  • Catherine Murphy 50 Ireland, servant
  • Emily Grovesteen, Granddaughter 8 mos. New York (dau. of William and May)
  • Anna Boyd 21 New York, nurse [2]

Charles Dutton, 25, and Bessie Grovesteen, 23, were married on 5 June 1889 in Manhattan, New York. Bessie was born in Kinderkamack, New Jersey, the daughter of James H. Grovesteen and Anna Vanderhoef. Charles was born in Rochester, New York, the son of Marvin O. Dutton and Sarah Burrell. [3]

In 1892, the Duttons lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York. The family included Charles T. Dutton, 27, and his wife, Bessie, 25, who lived with her widowed father, J.H. Grovesteen, 62; two of her brothers, and one servant. [4]

In 1900, they lived in a rented house at 327 W. 85th St., Manhattan, New York. The household included

  • Charles Dutton, 36, born in July 1864 in New York, an investment broker, married eleven years
  • Bessie G Dutton Wife Female 34 b. Nov. 1866, New Jersey, had had one child
  • Helen T Dutton Daughter Female 3 b. Jan. 1897, New York
  • Theresa Flynn Servant Female 42 Ireland
  • Annie Burke Servant Female 25 Ireland [5] (A new building was constructed on this site, Upper West Side, near the Hudson River, in 1920)

In 1910, the Duttons lived in their rented home at 2643 Broadway, Manhattan, New York. The household included

  • Charles T Dutton, 45, born in New York, married 20 years, self-employed bond/securities
  • Bessie G Dutton Wife 43 New Jersey
  • Helen T Dutton Dau. 13 New York, a student
  • Agnes M Williams. 32 Canada, a servant [6] (a new building was built in 1914 on this site, Upper West Side, between the Hudson River and the north end of Central Park)

In 1915, the Dutton family lived in New York City, New York. The family included Charles T. Dutton, 50; his wife, Bessie G., 48; and their daughter, Helen T., 18. [7]


  1. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 May 2021), Willie P Grovestein in entry for James H Grovestein, 1870.
  2. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 7 September 2017), William P Grovesteen in household of George H Grovesteen, New York, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 340, sheet 577A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0883; FHL microfilm 1,254,883.
  3. "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 March 2015), Charles Dutton and Bessie Grovesteen, 05 Jun 1889; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,558,598.
  4. "New York State Census, 1892", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 October 2021), Chas T Dutton, 1892.
  5. "United States Census, 1900", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 5 January 2022), Charles Dutton, 1900.
  6. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 9 January 2022), Charles T Dutton, Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 737, sheet 6A, family 114, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1028; FHL microfilm 1,375,041.
  7. "New York State Census, 1915", database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2020), Charles T Dutton, 1915.

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