recently found: the Civil War service record for son George Wallace Ouderkirk which lists his parents, Orson and Phoebe Ranney. No proof of the marriage, but Phoebe is probably the daughter of William Ranney and Arenda McNitt, born 21 MAR 1816 in Henderson, Jefferson, New York. Only Phoebe Ranney I've found born in Jefferson County. Arenda is one of the daughters of Capt. Samuel F McNitt, a hero of the battle of Sackets Harbor in war of 1812 and keeper of the Horse Island Lighthouse near Sackets Harbor.