Homer NY Pioneers
|Homer NY Pioneer Database The Homer NY Pioneer database was created using Legacy Family Tree software. To-date it includes all of the heads of households found in the 1800, 1820 and 1830 censuses, and some of the pioneers found in the Atwater cemetery and Glenwood cemetery (the cemetery records have only been partially completed). This database will be updated frequently, so continue to check back as records expand. I welcome additional information and corrections as long as they are accompanied with source information.
Please note that you will see a number of strange surnames that appear within brackets . In order to keep track of women where their maiden name is unknown, I have placed their husband’s name within brackets to make it easier to find them.
Census Record Assumptions
When I find the same name in multiple census years, I check the date ranges for age. If the date ranges make it possible that the individuals are the same, I record both sources and detail information on the same record in the pioneer database. If other sources provide conflicting or clarifying information, adjustments will be made. I have started to work with the 1850 census. While this census provides the names of all members of the household, it does not provide relationships. I am making the following assumptions: a man and woman listed together, close in age, with the same last name will be recorded as husband and wife in the pioneer database; children with the same last name in a household as the adults will be recorded as children for those parents; elderly adult(s) with the same last name living in a household will be recorded as parents of one of the younger adult couple. These assumptions will cause errors for some families, but sources in the database should allow viewers to determine the validity of the relationships. As additional records are examined, errors will hopefully come to light and be corrected.