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Murwin - Bidwell

Henry Murwin b. 3/2/1841 Tioga Cty, NY & Sarah (Bidwell) Murwin b. 7/20/1839 of Sidney, NY. Henry's parents were Jonathan Barlow Murwin b. 1801 South Walton & Harriet (Carley) Murwin. Sarah's parents were; Uriah Bidwell b. 3/14/1804 and his 2nd wife, Malvina Spencer b. 4/4/1816 in Unadilla. Sarah's grandparents were the first permanent white settlers in Sidney Center; Jacob Bidwell; b. 9/2/1767 & Martha Tompkins; b. 11/2/1767 and were from Connecticut.

"He was born at Hartford, Connecticut and was a farmer. She was born at Watertown, Connecticut, where they were married. They later moved to Sidney Center, NY where they were the first permanent white settlers. They were admitted to the Baptist Church of Christ, Franklin, Delaware County, NY in 1802. Their first three children were born in Watertown, CT and the last ten in Sidney Center, NY".

Courtesy of Mary Stringer, February 25, 2003

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Barlow Merwin
Age: 59
Birth Year: abt 1801
Gender: Male
Birth Place: New York
Home in 1860: Sidney, Delaware, NY
Household Members:
Name Age
Barlow Merwin 59
Harriet A Merwin 55
Henry Merwin 18
Austen Merwin 15

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Henry Merwin
Age in 1870: 27
Birth Year: abt 1843
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Sidney, Delaware, NY
Post Office: Franklin
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Merwin 27
Sarah Merwin 31
Ella Hyzer 10
W H Merwin 1
Milton Merwin 45
Harriet Merwin 67

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Uriah Bidwell
Age: 75
Birth Year: abt 1805
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Sidney, Delaware, New York
Relation to Head of House: Father-in-law
Marital Status: Widower
Occupation: Retired Farmer
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry L. Merwin 38
Sarah E. Merwin 40
William Merwin 12
Hattie Merwin 8
Carrie Merwin 6
Mary Merwin 1m
Milton Merwin 45
Ellen Heizer 20
Uriah Bidwell 75

Census information:
Source: Ancestry.com United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com


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