16 October 2015

Follow Up Friday: Deyo fatally shot

Thursday’s “On This Day” post revealed an article in the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer about Charles Deyo of Shawangunk, Ulster County, NY. Deyo was shot by a “playfellow” on Tuesday, 12 October 1880, according to the paper. This particular piece had caught my attention because my husband is descended from the New York Deyo/Deyoe family. 

To clarify, the Evening Gazette out of Port Jervis, NY, stated that the 14 year-old boy had been shot on Friday, which would have been the 8th of October. He was shot in the abdomen and his recovery was “doubtful.” 

Charles Brodhead Deyo was born 30 May 1866 to Brodhead Deyo and Sarah C. Bruyn. The 1870 Census shows four-year old Charles had three older sisters. They were: Nelly (then 17), Anna (then 13), and Jennie (then six). The family lived in Shawangunk and their post office was Tuthill. In 1878, his sister Nellie married Alpheus R. Brigden, of Fleming, NY. 

He is buried at the New Hurley Reformed Church Cemetery in New Hurley, Ulster County, NY. Find A Grave includes his mother, Sarah (1827 – 1870), as being buried there as well. It mentions that she is the wife of Broadhead but does not reveal his resting place. It also lists two additional children who would have preceded Charles in death. They were Sylvanus B. (d. 1852) and Johannes (1854-1855). 

Ancestry.com. U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.  

Evening Gazette. (Port Jervis, NY), 14 September 1878. Newspapers.com.  

Evening Gazette. (Port Jervis, NY), 12 October 1880. Newspapers.com.  

Find A Grave, Charles Broadhead Deyo. 

Find A Grave, Sarah C. Deyo. 

Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 14 October 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

Year: 1870; Census Place: Shawangunk, Ulster, New York; Roll: M593_1107; Page: 358A; Image: 720; Family History Library Film: 552606 


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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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