Now that the dull roar of the holidays is behind us, I need to get back into the swing of things and start posting again in a regular way. I see the formatting is still skewed. All I know is that it doesn’t look like that when I hit the ‘publish’ button. I will keep trying to figure it out!!
This family is known by several different spellings, i.e. Lounsbury, Lownsbury, Lonsbury, Lonsberry, Landsberry, Lownesborough, etc. The variant spellings may represent different branches of the same family and quite possibly do. Since spelling didn’t become standardized until the 1890’s, it was perfectly acceptable to spell a name several different ways within any given document, even legal ones. Many times the families were illiterate, not having much chance for schooling and didn’t know how to spell their names. So when a birth, marriage or death was reported to an authority, it was spelled the way the recording clerk thought it should be spelled. In the pursuit of tracing family lines back two or three centuries, it’s very important to include all variant spellings.
Richard Lounsbury, b. 1634. East Riding,
emigrated c. 1651. Between 1673 and 1682 he lived at York, England .
In 1684, he removed to White Plains, NY Stamford CT,
where he received an extensive grant of land. He then moved to Penn’s Neck,
Westchester Co., NY where he lived till his death in 1694. His will was
probated there. (Family Files – Genealogical Society of Bergen Co.)
He married, in 1679, Elizabeth Pennoyer, b. 1653, d/o Robert, b 1614
Bristol England, and Elsis Marshall Pennoyer, in
Mamaroneck, . They had at least 6 children. The Pennoyer family is believed to have
originated in Long Island, NY Wales, England. (Pennoyer Brothers, Colonization, Commerce,
Charity in the Seventeenth Century)
One of their sons, John, was b. 1674 in
. He married in 1701, Anne
Guion, b. 1678 in Rye,
NY . They both d. in 1731. They had at least
8 children. One note of interest was their daughter, Rye, NY Elizabeth, b. 1715, who married Oliver
Roosevelt, c. 1740.
The Guion family were French Huguenots who had lived in
Lewis Guion, born 1652/54 near La Rochelle, Charente Maritime, France; d. c. 23 Nov 1732 in New Rochelle, Westchester
He married Thomasse Anne (FORESTIERE) Guion, born 1656 in La Rochelle,
d. bef 1732. A Huguenot refugee, he fled
to escape religious persecution, c. 1674. La Rochelle, France La Rochelle was a
stronghold and one of the chief cities of the Huguenots.
In the 3rd generation, John and Anne’s son, Henry, b. 1722 in
married a woman named Syntie, (no last name has been discovered). Rye, NY
They had at least 6 children, one of whom was:
James, b. c. 1750, married Elizabeth Hall in
Episcopal Church in , in 1777. They were both from Hempstead,
They had at least 4 children. Oyster Bay, NY
In the next generation, another James was b. 1790 in Yorktown, Westchester Co., NY. He married c. 1813, Rosannah (last name unknown), b. 1794 in Westchester Co., NY. They had 8 children all born in Westchester Co., NY. James d. 1836 in Victory, Cayuga Co., NY and Rosannah d. 1860 in Red Creek, Wayne Co., NY.
One of their younger children was Susan Lounsbury, b. 1828. She married George Wood in 1849 in Pittsford, Monroe Co., NY.
They had 6 children, two of whom play a part in the descent of the Wood family and the Wing family.
Susan Lounsbury, b 1828, Yorktown, Westchester Co., NY, d. 1910, Marengo IA, married in 1849, George Wood, b. 1828, East Grinstead,
d. 1883, Monroe Co., NY. George was the s/o William and Sarah Elliss Wood.
William and Sarah emigrated c. 1840 and settled in in
1858. Mendon NY
They had 6 children.
The oldest child of Susan and George was Mary Frances Wood, b. 1850,
NY, d. 1933
In all the records found for her she was known by her middle name Cedar Rapids IA. Frances. She
married, in 1866 Mendon NY, John Wing, b. 1845 Stow
England, d. 1907
(pic: gravestone). He was the s/o William and Elizabeth Lenton Wing. William
and his entire family emigrated in 1859, settling in Mendon NY . Mendon NY
John and Mary Frances Wood Wing were the parents of George Wing, b. 1867 in MI (See Wing Family for continuation)
The second oldest child of George and Susan Lounsbury Wood was William James Wood, b. 1853 and d. 1926
. He married, in 1871, Harriet (Hattie)
Cronk b. 1855 and d. 1933, Rochester, NY . Churchville,
William James and Hattie Cronk Wood had 5 children. The middle child was Ida Belle Wood, b. 1879
d. 1970 . She married, in 1903, George Wing, her
first cousin. (See Wood family for continuation) Brockport NY
Sources: US Federal Census: 1850, 1870, 1880,1900,
State Census: NY 1865, 1875, 1892; IA 1885, 1895
Find a Grave – Gravestones
Pennoyer Brothers, Colonization, Commerce, Charity in the Seventeenth Century
Family Files – Genealogical Society of Bergen Co.
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