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  • Name SLY, Benjamin 
    Born 1746  probably Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died , Ontario County, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I121  Parker/Collis Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2013 

    Father SLY, Joshua,   b. 8 May 1719, Bellingham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother BUMPUS, Zelpha,   b. 1725, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1741, New Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1743  , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F64  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther or Johanna,   b. Abt 1755, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1771  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. SLY, Joshua F,   b. 8 May 1775, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1864, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. SLY, Gideon,   b. Abt 1777, probably Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1812, Honeoye, Ontario, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
    +3. SLY, Christopher,   b. 7 Sep 1779, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1845, Commerce, Oakland, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +4. SLY, Benjamin M.,   b. 1781, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1851, Harrison, Vigo, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. SLY, Zelphia,   b. Abt 1783
     6. SLY, Elisha,   b. 1785, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. SLY, Lydia,   b. Abt 1787
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Book," Early Settlers of New York State; Their Ancestors and Descendants" Vol 1, by Janet Wethy FoleyIn "Early Church Records-prior to 1815" New York. "Names belonging to Elder Nathan Tanner's Church at Bottenkill (now Greenwich, Washington County, NY) ,Pittdsfield Massachusetts Library. admitted 1790 Benjamin Slye, admitted 1790 Esther Slye, admitted no date-Elisha Slye.

      Elaine Johnston has documentation: will for Gideon Sly, Family bible of Christopher Sly, church records of Baptist church .Ontario, NY, paper on Gideon Sly. (Jean Covington Westcott

      1790 census of Argyle twp in Washington County, NY.

      Also lived in Groveland County and Honeye County, NY
      his son Gideon's Adm papers of the war of 1812 lists father Benjamin, wife Polly, brother Joshua.

      Notes from "The James Calvin Sly Family Story." by Lenore Sly Waite, states , "residences; Was living in Groveland, Ontario, New York and is mentioned in the 1790 census.
      1814 in Bristol and Phelps Townships in Ontario County, New York
      1825 in Bristol and Phelps Townships in Ontario County, New York,
      1837 in Kirtland, near Cleveland, Ohio, i
      1841 in Avon Township, Oakland, Michigan,
      1849 in Summit County, Ohio."

      The following is abstracted from "Eager's History of Orange County" (New York):
      Newburgh, Orange Co, New York, Sly is listed as an Irish settler in 1750
      persons assessed in Newburgh, Orange co. New York in 1785 is Samuel Sly.

      in the 1800 New York Federal Census, Orange County:
      pg 291:1 Samuel Sly
      pg 292:1 John Sly
      pg 292:1 William Sly
      pg 371:1 James Sly
      pg 373:1 Coonrad Sly
      pg 179:1 Henry Sly

      Saratoga Co. NY Epitaphs, Milton Cem. Gideon Sly 8-4-1839, 86 yrs (born abt 1753) (NOTE: see Miles Sly-son Gideon)
      Rebecca Sly w of Gideon, 4-10-1831 78 yrs (b abt 1753)
      Rebecca Sly 5-3-1860, 69 yrs. (b abt 1791

      From "Early Settlers of New York State-Their Ancestors and Descendants" by Janet Wethy Foley, Vol I
      1. (Presbyterian Church at Goodwill, Orange, NY - baptism 27 May 1799: James Hamilton Sly, son of John and Margaret.)
      2. ( West Bloomfield, NY abt 1801 - Elizabeth wife of John Mack)

      Posted on genealogy.com by Eunice Owens
      Hi Annette, We get enough heads together maybe we can sort this out. I have records and certificates and letters,very old and brittle and hard to read but, Benjamin Sly b. 1746,England d. Ontario Co. N.Y.m.Johanna ? b. England d. Ontario Co. N.Y. 4 children- my line Joshua F. Sly b.1772 Ontario Co. N.Y.d. 1849 Ohio,Christofer b. 7 Sept.1779 Ontario Co N.Y. d.13,Sept 1845, Oakland Co. Michigan, Gideon ? and Benjamin ? Joshua m. Lucretia Calkins b. 7 Aug 1776,Stafford,Orange Co. Vermont in 1793 had 3 children-my line Soloman Calkins b.1794 Ontario Co. N.Y.d.7 Apr. 1871 Ohio, Benjamin ? and Martha Lovinia ?. Lucretia divorced Joshua and took 2 kids with her but left Soloman who was almost 5 with his Dad. Lucretia m.Joseph Thornton and had more children. Hope this helps some.

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Elaine Johnston research, Elaine Johnston.

    2. [S44] International Genealogical index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Zelpha Bumpus; Female; Birth: 1725 Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Spouse: Joshua F. Sly; Marriage: 14 FEB 1743 , , Rhode Island
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 11/12/2007