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Eunice (Salsbury) Sands (1800 - 1877)

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Eunice Sands formerly Salsbury
Born in Rensselaer, New York, United Statesmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Onondaga County, New York, United Statesmap
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Biography

Eunice was born in 1800 in Rensselaer County, New York.[1][2][3]

At the time of the 1820 census, she was probably living with her brother Nathaniel in the town of Camillus, Onondaga county, New York.[4]

She married Daniel Sands sometime between 1820 and 1824. Daniel had probably lived next door with his father Ephraim at the time of the 1820 census.[5] The earliest evidence of a child is Calista, born about March 1825. It is possible that she was married by her brother who was a circuit preacher for the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1822 in Marcellus.

About 1832, she was an early member of the Jordan Methodist Church in Jordan, town of Elbridge, Onondaga County, New York, which was established established 10 June 1829.[6] Church members included "Rev. Nathaniel Salisbury and his sister Mrs. Eunice Sands", as well as Jared Whiting. Her son married Jared Whiting's daughter. Sometime later, Sands families living in Jordan attended Christ Episcopal Church.[7]

She and her family lived in the town of Elbridge, near the village of Jordan. In 1850, she was living with her husband Daniel and sons George and Edwin in the town of Elbridge.[8] In 1855, she was living with her husband and sons[2] and reported her place of birth as Rensselaer County, New York. In 1860, she was reported separately from her husband in the census, but they are adjacent families.[9] In 1865, Eunice, her husband Daniel, their son George, his wife Jane, and grandson Emmett were living in the same household.[3] She reported her place of birth as Rensselaer County, New York. In 1870, Eunice and Daniel were the only persons in the household.[10]

She passed away in 2 Sep 1877, and is buried in the Whiting Road Cemetery in Jordan, New York.[1]

Research Notes

Some online trees have connected this Eunice Salisbury and her brother Nathanial to Job Salisbury, and show her date of christening as 1797 in Rhode Island. This appears to be based on a Eunice Salisbury who married a Mr. Sands, whose sister (daughter of Job) later became a Mormon. Further details are not known.

There were many Salisbury in Central New York, and they do appear to be connected to a Job Salisbury who settled in Herkimer. He also had a son named Nathan, who may be confused with Nathanial. The latter can be traced and differentiated through census records and notes about early Methodist Episcopal ministers in the area.

Where did she get married or where might family records be found. She and her brother were Methodist Episcopal.

Her brother Nathaniel became a Methodist Episcopal circuit preacher about 1821. The Jordan Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church was established 10 June 1829.

She lived near Jordan, in the town of Elbridge (previously Camillus), Onondaga County, New York. Nearby villages include Elbridge, Marcellus, and Camillus.

Marcellus is 12 miles (an hour via bicycle, 3 hr 40 min walking). Camillus is 10 miles, about the same travel time. Elbridge is 2.5 miles, about 15 minutes via bicycle or an hour walking.

The Elbridge Methodist Episcopal Church was established in June 1845. Her brother was among the circuit preachers serving Marcellus and meeting in homes, barns and schools until a church was established around 1824. Camillus was also served by circuit preachers, where a Methodist Episcopal church was built in 1830.

Records for the town of Camillus prior to 1829 were destroyed by fire.

Both Eunice and her brother named a son George. Another clue might be the ages of those in the 1820 census with Nathaniel.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 11 July 2018), memorial page for Eunice Sands (1800–2 Sep 1877), Find A Grave: Memorial # 20775642, citing Whiting Road Cemetery, Jordan, Onondaga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Ann (contributor 46833525) .
  2. 2.0 2.1 "New York State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch (FamilySearch: 7 September 2016), Unice Sands in household of D Sands, E.D. 2, Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States; citing p. 46, line #45, family #411, county clerk offices, New York; FHL microfilm 870,755.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "New York State Census, 1865", database with images, FamilySearch (FamilySearch : 7 March 2017), Daniel Sands, 1865.
  4. "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHGW-JMR : accessed 5 June 2018), Nathaniel Salsbury, Camillus, Onondaga, New York, United States; citing p. 273, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 67; FHL microfilm 193,722.
  5. "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch (FamilySearch : accessed 12 August 2017), Ephraim Sands, Camillus, Onondaga, New York, United States; citing p. 273, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 67; FHL microfilm 193,722.
  6. Professor W. W. CLAYTON, History of Onondaga County, New York: Illustrations and Biographical Sketches. Some of its prominent men and pioneers. (D. Mason & Co, 1878), p. 306-307; digital images, Internet Archive; Library of Congress, Internet Archive (https://archive.org/  : accessed 3 Jun 2017; Early Members of Jordan Methodist Church.
  7. Jordan Historical Society, Jordan, New York
  8. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (FamilySearch : 12 April 2016), Daniel Sands, Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States; citing family 19, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (FamilySearch : 12 April 2016), Eunice Sands, 1860.
  10. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (FamilySearch : 12 April 2016), Eunice Sands in household of Daniel Sands, New York, United States; citing p. 35, family 286, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,559.
  • Professor W. W. CLAYTON, History of Onondaga County, New York: Illustrations and Biographical Sketches. Some of its prominent ment and pioneers. (D. Mason & Co, 1878), p. 306-307; digital images, Internet Archive; Library of Congress, Internet Archive (https://archive.org/ : accessed 3 Jun 2017; Early Members of Jordan Methodist Church.


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