Indiana McCaslins

Alcha Oliva (Olive) HardingAge: 82 years18001882

Name
Alcha Oliva (Olive) Harding
Married name
Alcha Oliva (Olive) Brown
Birth about 1800
Census 1810 (Age 10 years)
MarriageJohn S BrownView this family
December 28, 1816 (Age 16 years)
Baptism June 1820 (Age 20 years)
Note: Baptism-
Census 1820 (Age 20 years)
Census 1830 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#1
James Harding Brown
January 26, 1836 (Age 36 years)
Publication: The Western Historical Company, A. T. Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago, 1881
Note: Year may be wrong as the 1850 census indicates that James was born in 1838. Birth place given as Orleans County, New York in the History of Northern Wisconsin...
Census 1840 (Age 40 years)
Census 1850 (Age 50 years)
Note: Her name is written as Oliva on 1850 census
Census 1855 (Age 55 years)
Census 1860 (Age 60 years)
Note: Her name is written as Acha on 1860 cnesus
Marriage of a childJames Harding BrownEleanora FayView this family
September 13, 1863 (Age 63 years)
Source: S1238
Publication: Press of J.S. Savage (Cleveland, O., 1898)
Note: also given as Marquette County, Wisconsin
Death of a husbandJohn S Brown
February 1865 (Age 65 years)
Census 1870 (Age 70 years)
Note: Her name is written as Alcha on the 1870 census
Marriage of a childJames Harding BrownAnna Sarah TaftView this family
November 12, 1872 (Age 72 years)
Note: J. H. Ritching performed the ceremony which was religious. Dr Maine and the Rev Mr Hutchinson were witnesses.The marriage certificate gives her name as S. Anna Taft and her parents a George Taft and Sophia Mower. On the certificate, James H Brown gives birthplace as New York, his occupation as Engineer, his residence as Eau Claire, and his parents names as Jno S Brown and Alcha Harding.
Census 1880 (Age 80 years)
Note: Her name is written as Olive on the 1880 census
Death May 17, 1882 (Age 82 years)
Family with John S Brown - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: December 28, 1816Bloomingburgh, Sullivan, New York
19 years
son

Baptism

Baptism-

Census

Her name is written as Oliva on 1850 census

Census

Her name is written as Acha on 1860 cnesus

Census

Her name is written as Alcha on the 1870 census

Census

Her name is written as Olive on the 1880 census

Shared note

In the 1800 US Federal Census for Mamakating, Ulster, New York, Charles Harding has in his household one white male between 16 and 25 [himself], two white females under 10 [Eunice and Lydia] and one white female between 16 and 25 [his wife Betsy Smith Harding].

In the 1810 US Federal Census for Mamakating, Sullivan, New York, Charles Harding has in his household two males under ten [Lucas and James], one male 26 to 44 [himself], two females under ten [Alcha and Lydia], two females ten to fifteen [Eunice and unknown] and one female 26 to 44 [his wife, Betsey Smith Harding]

John S Brown and Alcha Harding marry on 28 Dec 1816 in Sullivan County, New York.

Alche [sic] Brown was received by the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Blooomingburgh and baptised in June 1820.

In the 1820 US Federal Census for Wallkill, Orange, New York, Peter Brown has in his household one male over 45 [himself] and one female over 45 [his wife Sarah (Riener) Brown]. Living one farm away is Peter's son John S Brown who has in his household one male under 10 [Peter], one male between 26 and 45 [himself], one female under 10 [Nancy] and one female between 16 and 26 [his wife Alcha Harding Brown]

In the 1830 US Federal Census for Wallkill, Orange, New York, John S Brown has in his household one male under five [James Harding], one male between 5 and 10 [Melancton], one male between 30 and 40 [himself], one female under 5 [Sarah], one female between 5 and 10 [Lydia], one female between 10 and 15 [Nancy], one female between 30 and 40 [his wife Alcha Harding Brown], and one female between 70 and 80 [probably John's mother Sarah Reiner Brown]

In 1840, the Brown family was in Orange County, New York, since Jarius was born there in November, 1840 as reported on Jarius certificate of marriage Given that piece of information and the correct number of people in the family, I found them in the 1840 census for Wallkill, Orange, New York. In Johns household are two males under five (James and John) one male between 5 and 10 (Melancthon), one male between 15 and 20 (probably a hired hand as two people are reported as working in Agriculture), one male between 40 and 50 (himself), one female between 10 and 15 (Lydia) and one female between 30 and 40 (his wife, Alcha).

In the 1850 US Federal Census for Forestburgh, Sullivan, New York, John S Browns household consists of himself (a 56 year-old farmer, born in New York with property worth $500), his wife (age 50, her name is written as Oliva this time, one of a couple of varients, born in New York), sons Melancthon (written Malancton by the census taker, aged 18 and a farmer), John (age 11, census takers writting smeared), James B (as the census taker recorded the name-age 12), Jarius H (age 10) and daughters Amanda E. (age 7) and Harriet M (age 4).

This Indenture made this eighth day of September one thousand eight hundred and fifty three, Between John Brown & Alchy his wife of Forrestbugh Sullivan County, Melancthon Smith & Amanda M his wife of Wallkill, Orange County, Eunice Comfort of Mamakating, Sullivan County of the first part and Jarius Harding to Mamakating in said county of the second part, Wentworth et al the said parties of the final part for and in considerations of one hundred thousand and four hundred and forty dollars to them duely paid by the party of the second part, have bargained, sold, remissed and quit claimed and by these presents do bargain, sell, remise and quit claim unto the said party of the second part, and in his actual possession now being, and to his heirs and assigns forever. All that farm land situate in the town of Mamakating aforesaid, being the farm of land of which Charles Harding died seized, bounded on the west by lands of in possession of Isaac Watking on the south by lands of Abraham Harding, on the east by lands of D M Even Field and David B. Luckey, and on the north by lands of William C. Smith containing about one humdred and fifty four acres, with the appurtenences and all the estate title and interest therein of the said partys [sic] of the first part do witness whereof the said party of the first paid lease [?] hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. John S Brown Lss, Alchy Brown Lss, Melancton Smith Lss, Amanda M Smith Lss, Eunice Comfort. Lss. Sealed and delivered in presence of two erasures and two interliniations. C. H. Vandyck witness to John S Brown and Alchy Brown.

State of New York, Sullivan County SS: On this fourteenth day of October 1853, before me the subscribers apersonally appeared, John S Brown, and Alchy his wife and acknowledged that they had severally executed the within instrument, and the said Alchy Brown on a private examination apart from her husband, acknowledged that she executed the within instrument freely and without any fear or compulsion of her husband, And I farther [sic] certify, that I know the persons who made the said acknowlegment to be the individuals described in and who executed the within instrument. Geo. S. Smiley. Justice of the Peace in and for said County.

State of New York, Sullivan County ss: On this 18th day of October 1854 before me the subscribers personally appeared Eunice Comfort, who acknowledged that she excuted the within instrument, and I certify that I know the person who made the said acknowledgment to be the individual described in who executed the said instrument. Geo. S Smiley. Justice of the Peace in and for said County.

State of New York, Sullivan County ss: On this 10th day of December 1853 [sic], before me personally appeared Melancton Smith and Amanda M. his wife to me known to be the individual described in an who executed the within conveyance and acknowleged that they executed the same; And the said Amanda M acknowleged on a private examination by me made apart from her husband that she excuted the said conveyance freely and without any fear of compulsion of him her said husband. Geo. S Smiley. Justice of the Peace in and for said County.

Sullivan County Clerks [sic] Office ss: Recorded at 11 o'clock A.M. on the twenty second day of May A.D. 1855. J S Stewart, Clerkmy

In the 1855 New York State Census for Forestburgh, Sullivan, New York, 61-year-old farmer John S Brown (born in Orange County, New York) and his 55-year-old wife Alcha [Harding] Brown (born in Sullivan County, New York) have in their household their chldren, 21-year-old farmer Melancton L, 19-year-old blacksmith James H, 16-year-old John, 14-year-old Jarus, 12-year-old Amanda, and 9-year-old Harriet. All the children except Harriet were born in Orange County, New York. Harriet was born in Sullivan County, New York. Everyone exept Harriet has lived in Forestburgh for 10 years, makng their arrival to be 1845. Harriet has lived in Forestburgh for 9 years since she was born there. The family is living in a "framed" house. John S and Melancton are voters. John S owns the land he is farming.

In the 1860 US Federal Census for Forestburgh, Sullivan, New York, John is a 66 year-old farmer with real estate worth $700 and personal property worth $300. In his household are his 60 year-old wife (whose name is now spelled Acha), his sons, John (age 21 and a laborer) and Jarius (age 19 also a laborer) and his daughter, Harriet (age 14). Melancthon, James and Amanda are no longer listed in the Browns household.

In the 1870 US Federal Census for Forestburgh, Sullivan, New York, Alcha (widow, age 70 and keeping house) has in her household her son Jarius H (age 29 and a farmer with real estate worh $800 and personal property worth $300), her daughter Harriet (age 24) and George (age 9 who might be a grandson). Her widowed daughter, Lydia Brown King and her children are living next door. Close neighbors on the other side are the Dills. I wonder if this is where her grandson Frederic Dill Brown got his middle name as it is not a family name.

John S Brown's War of 1812 Pension Record states that the residence of his widow, Alcha Harding Brown in 1879 was Forrestburgh (P.O. Monticello), Sullivan, New York.

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Forestburgh, Sullivan, New York, Oliva Brown, who is blind, is living with her daughter Lydia [Brown] King (age 55 and keeping house) and her daughters children, Hudson A (age 23 and a farmer), and Ethyl V (age 14 and at home).

Alcha Harding Brown died 17 May 1882.