My husband’s maternal grandfather was Morgan Gramelia Deyoe (1877-1944). He was born in
to Daniel Gramelia and Louisa Sharp Deyoe.
Morgan was born in New
York but did not take to farming.
Instead he ends up in Greene County,
NY Philadelphia working on .
There he was, in 1918, a mechanic for the Hog Island . International Ship
I have never been able to confirm when exactly Daniel died. I found Louisa, a widow, living in
in 1910. In researching for this
article, I finally found 47 year old Louisa on the 1892 New York Census. I
found her listed as Louisa Sharp, having gone back to her maiden name. She is
listed as a farmer. Below her is 17 year old Morgan. He lists his name though
as Morgan G Deyo. This is the only place I have seen him drop the e. Below him
is a John W. Deyo, age 11. New Jersey
Daniel was a farmer. The 1880 Census shows 44 year old Daniel living in
He lived with his wife, 42 year old Louise, and their five year old son Morgan
and their nine year old adopted son William Parker (Parker being his last
name). On that same page there were two other Deyoe families listed. There was
an Greene County, NY Addison and his wife Elizabeth with their
14 year old twins, as well as a Charles and his wife Margaret. I do not have
them connected yet but both Addison and Charles were farmers and both spelled
their names Deyoe as well so I will research them more as I go on.
On the same page as Daniel, I found Addison and Elizabeth with their children Charles and nine year old twins.
Addison is a farmer and Charles is a farm laborer. They
were all born in . They also have a
hired black domestic servant living with them. Her name is Agnes Lawrence and
she is from Greene
Living next to them, is Walker Deyoe, also a farmer, and his wife and children.
Walker, his wife Caroline, and their boys William and John, were all born in South Carolina . Greene County
The 1860 Census is of course missing but I found Daniel in the
Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890. Unfortunately an image is
not available at Ancestry.com. The record however does state that he was living
in New York Lexington,
in 1860. I also found him in Greene County, NY
on the Agricultural Schedule that year. It only lists the head of the house so
the entire family is not listed. The writing is very light but I can make out
that Daniel had four horses, five milk cows, 23 other cattle, five sheep and
four swine. Lexington
In 1850 Daniel is still living with his parents. They are in
County. His 57 year old father, John, is a farmer. Living there also is
Daniel’s mother, Sarah, age 54, and his siblings: 18 year old Hannah, 15 year
old Polly, and 10 year old Christopher. At least, I believe this to be my
Daniel. His mom’s name is Mary, although I do have other records where her name
appears as Mary Polly “Sarah” indicating Sarah is a nickname. This is the only
reference to his family in Middletown, Delaware that I found so
far. Also, John lists the family name as spelled Deyo, without the e on the
end. In either case, he is a farmer. Delaware
It would seem that at least two generations – Daniel and his father John – knew all about plowing through!
It would also seem that several Deyoe men were farmers.
Daniel is one of my goals this year to plow through. I cannot find his death date. I can narrow it to between 1880 and 1910.
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is a weekly genealogical challenge issued by Amy Johnson Crow, of No Story Too Small. Look for my weekly posts each Thursday!
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