The Family of Sylvanus & Anna Gardner

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The following is from Pine Knots & Tallow Candles, by Myrtilla Bond Hunt. p.3.
"The ancestors of my paternal grandmother came from England to New York by way of Nantucket Island, where they pioneered for some years, but my grandmother, Ellen Goldsmith, was born in Albany County, New York, the eldest child of Daniel and Annie Gardner Goldsmith. Among her mother's people in Nantucket were the Lyons, Gardners, Coffins, Stantons, Folgers and others of sturdy stock. I do not know just what the relationship was, but grandmother often referred to Mary Lyon as a kinswoman on her mother's side. On her father's side she claimed Oliver Goldsmith as kinsman, and from pictures of Oliver Goldsmith one can readly believe this, for they are very good likenesses of grandmother's two brothers, Joseph and Gardner Goldsmith, whom I very well remember."

Sylvanus / Silvanus GARDNER was born circa Jul 1739, in Nantucket, MA, d.Oct 1830, Chatham, Columbia Co., NY, son of Logan & Hannah (BUTLER) GARDNER. He married 3 Feb 1763, Nantucket, MA to Anna GARDNER born 5 Oct 1740, Nantucket, MA, dau. of David & Mary GARDNER. They are both Descendants of Thomas Gardner of Salem, Essex, MA . They were Quakers who lived in Dutchess County & Columbia County, NY.

Known children:
David GARDNER b. circa 1764, Nantucket, MA., m Mary WOOD.

Elijah GARDNER b. circa 1766, Nantucket, MA.. d. young.

Ezra GARDNER b. circa 1768, Nantucket, MA, , m 27 Dec 1787, Nine Partners Mm, Dutchess Co, NY to Lydia COLEMAN b. 4 Dec 1763.
Ezra Gardner, (to Crum Elbow), has removed to Creek from Ninepartners, 16 of 4m, 1788.
Lydia Gardner, wife of Ezra, has removed to Creek from Ninepartners, 16 of 5m, 1788..

Hannah GARDNER b. circa 1775, Nantucket, MA, m 1 Jan 1801, New Britain/Hudson, Columbia Co, NY to Daniel GOLDSMITH
known children:
  Eleanor GOLDSMITH b. 26 Jan. 1802, Albany Co. NY; d. 4 Mar. 1897, Pulaski Co. KY; m March 18, 1828,Wayne Co IN to Benjamin BOND.
  Benjamin GOLDSMITH b.7 Feb 1804, Green Co. NY.
  Anna GOLDSMITH b. 8 Jun 1806, Green Co, NY.
  Joseph GOLDSMITH b.13 Aug 1810, Green Co, NY, d. 22 Jan 1901 Champlin, Hennepin Co, MN. He was a wagon-maker. For sometime he lived in Hudson, Wisconsin then he moved to Champlin, Hennepin Co, MN. Their he was near his nephew Samson BOND & He spent a lot of time helping out the Widow of his nephew Hezekiah BOND (Anna & her two children Scipio & Carrie).
  Thomas Gardner GOLDSMITH b. 16 Nov 1812, Albany Co. NY, d. 30 Sep 1889, Fall Creek Twp, Hamilton Co, IN; m 7 Jun in 1838 in Hamilton Co, IN to Sarah Jane McNUTT b. 25 Feb 1820, IN, d. 24 Feb 1902, Fortville, Hancock Co, IN.
  Mary GOLDSMITH (no dates, think she died before 1820)
All the above GOLDSMITH children but Mary, have birth records at Coeyman Monthly meeting, Green Co, NY. Gardner Goldsmith speaks of his "youngest sister" (thats it) in a letter so, I put Mary as youngest because I have no information on her.

Ira GARDNER b. circa 1772, Nantucket, MA.

Mary GARDNER b. circa 1774, m Jedidiah IRISH.

Sarah GARDNER b. circa 1776, m 4 Nov 1802, New Britain/Hudson, Columbia Co, NY to Henry TRIPP
known children:
  Hannah TRIPP
  Nathan TRIPP
  Israel TRIPP
  Anna TRIPP

Benjamin GARDNER b. circa 1778, m 14 Apr 1805, m Polly NOBLES.
known children:
  Benjamin GARDNER b. circa 1806.
  Edward A. GARDNER b. circa 1808.
  Eunice GARDNER b. circa 1810.
  Mary A.GARDNER b. circa 1812.
  Phebe GARDNER b. circa 1814.

Sylvanus GARDNER m 30 Mar 1797, New Britain/Hudson, Columbia Co, NY to Mary FINCH
known children:
  Charles GARDNER
  William GARDNER

Elijah GARDNER b. circa Sep 1780, d. 22 Nov 1829, Chatham, Columbia Co., NY. Had a son George.

On 3-16-1796, according to the Quaker Records of the Nine Partners Monthly Meeting, Dutchess County, New York, Silvanus & Anne Gardner & the following children Mary, Hannah, Sarah, Elijah & Benjamin, transfered to the Hudson Mm, Columbia County, New York. Some of the family may have moved on to Otsego Co., NY by 1820s.

1800 Census, Chatham Twp. Columbia Co, NY p.1263 Sylvanus Gardner
1 free white male of 10 & under 16
1 free white male of 26 & 45
1 free white male of 45 & up
1 free white female of 16 & under 26
1 free white female of 26 & under 45
1 free white female of 45 & up

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