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obituary request - Hiram Folts 1881

obituary request - Hiram Folts 1881

Posted: 1367337721000
Classification: Query
I'm wondering if someone can help me with an obituary look up? Please! I'm looking for Hiram Folts, who died 21 July 1881, in Sparta, Monroe, WI.

Can anyone help me??

Re: obituary request - Hiram Folts 1881

Posted: 1367391955000
Classification: Census
Surnames: folts
not what you asked for but may help

Name: Hiram Folts
Age: 66
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elenor Folts
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Elenor Folts 64
Joseph D. Folts 21
Ellen Wells 17
Elmer Wells 12

Hiram Folts 54
Elva Folts 42
Ellen Folts 18
William Folts 14
Joseph D Folts 10
Samuel W Folts 25

Hiram Folts 44
Eleanor Folts 42
Samuel Folts 15
Clark Folts 12
Timothy Folts 10
Ellen Folts 7
William Folts 4
Dwight Folts 1
parta, Monroe, Wisconsin

Name: Hiram Folts
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Ashford, Cattaraugus, New York
Gender: Male
Elinor Folts 31
Olive Folts 12
Samantha Folts 10
Gerusha Folts 7
Samuel Folts 5
Clarke Folts 2
Timothy Folts 0

Name: Hiram Fotts
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Ashford, Cattaraugus, New York

Re: obituary request - Hiram Folts 1881

Posted: 1367415707000
Classification: Query
Thank you so much. :) I appreciate it!

Re: obituary request - Hiram Folts 1881

Posted: 1367417710000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: folts, clapsaddle, pickett
according to a couple of trees on Anc. wife was

Eleanor Pickett

Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co. NY, ed by William Adams, pub 1893

History of the Town of Ashford – Chapter XIX (19)

Page 455


Joseph FOLTS came to this town in 1832 from Herkimer county. He was an axe maker by trade. He married Elizabeth CLAPSADDLE, who bore him ten children, of whom those living are William, of Mansfield; Sally, widow of John VAN SLYKE, of Sardinia; Elizabeth (Mrs. Justin MUNGER), of Little Valley; and Oliver, of Ashford.

Timothy FOLTS, son of Joseph, settled in Ashford about 1834. He was a moulder by trade, but gave his attention to farming. In 1853 he purchased the farm where his son, Allen C. FOLTS, now lives, and where he died in May, 1872. He married Mary, daughter of John FRANK, of Ashford, and of their nine children only Wealthy (Mrs. Robert FRANK) and Mary (Mrs. Solomon UPSON), of Springville, Frank and Newton, of Machias, and Allen C. are living.

Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co. NY, ed by William Adams, pub 1893

History of the Town of East Otto – Chapter XXIV (24)

Page 557


Joseph HAMMOND came into this town about 1823 and settled in the north part on land now known as the Fry farm. His son Samuel was then only thirteen years old; upon attaining his majority he articled from the land office land about two miles south from Cattaraugus creek, which remained in his possession till his death. He married Mary FOLTS in 1832 and commenced clearing up his farm, on which William HAMMOND was born Nov. 7, 1834, and here he enjoyed such school privileges as the early settlements afforded. After attaining the age of twenty-one years he purchased 162 acres of land adjoining his father's farm, and in Jan., 1857, married Mary E., daughter of J. J. SCOTT, of East Otto. They lived on his farm until 1890, when he moved to East Otto village and since 1892 has kept the only hotel in town. Children: a son and daughter, deceased, Sarah E. (Mrs. Elmer D. WILLIAMS), and William S.

CemeteryLocated on Rte 219, north of Ashford Hollow, in Cattaraugus County, NY. OliverFOLTS8/18/1833 2/12/1900 Angeline MulterJoseph FoltsElizabeth Clapsaddle

Bio from:

Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co. NY, ed by William Adams, pub 1893

History of the Town of Mansfield – Chapter XXXVI (36)

Page 809


William FOLTS, son of Joseph and a native of Herkimer county, came to Ashford with his father, who was one of the first blacksmiths and first settlers in that town. William followed shoemaking and farming, and married Caroline RIDDLE. Children: Mary (widow of George TINKCOM), Charles, Sarah (deceased), Eliza (Mrs. Charles GOSS), Morris, Ida (Mrs. John HUGHEY), and George I.


Joseph Conrad (Johan Jost) FOLTS
Birth 9 February 1782 in German Flats, Herkimer, New York, United States
Death 2 Jan 1856 in Ashford, Cattaraugus, New York, United States


Elizabeth Clapsaddle
Birth 15 Apr 1790 in Frankfort, Herkimer, New York, USA
Death 22 Feb 1871 in Ashford, Cattaraugus, New York, USA

all children
Timothy Folts 1808 – 1871
William A Folts 1810 – 1900
Sally Amanda Folts 1812 – 1904
Henry Folts 1812 – 1886
Hiram FOLTS 1813 – 1881
Mary Folts 1816 – 1888
Maria Folts 1819 – 1860
Joseph J Folts 1821 – 1851
Margaret Folts 1827 – 1890
Elizabeth Folts 1829 –
Oliver Folts 1833-1900

Re: obituary request - Hiram Folts 1881

Posted: 1367519783000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1367519951000
Thank you! I had seen most of this in other people's trees. (except a few of the bios, thank you!). I'm trying to find that proof positive that Hiram does indeed belong to Joseph. I've done quite a bit of research on Joseph, finding land deeds, his will, etc. But nothing that positively links him to Hiram, other than the two men being from the same town. But if I didn't know what people said the link between them was, I could easily believe he was an uncle, a cousin, or just another relative of some sort.

A few years ago, I had to totally start my tree over. I had accepted practically anything I found online to be true, and ended up with a tree that was so full of errors, it made my head spin. So I completely deleted everything and started fresh. This time I'm trying to conduct my research as if I don't know who everyone says belongs in the tree. Just what I find to be true and proven. I have emailed several people on ancestry with the Hiram/Joseph link to see if anyone has proof, but so far no responses. I'm staying hopeful though! :)

Perhaps I'm a bit overzealous in my need for definitive proof. (That saying I don't have to have an official document stating yes this is it... but I have to have enough to link them together). I guess, like they say, once bitten....

Re: obituary request - Hiram Folts 1881

Posted: 1367519988000
Classification: Query
what you are now doing is absolutely right - without proof - its just a story!

Happy & fruitful searching

Kind regards
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