STEWART GENEALOGY

 

It is not typical of the Fulton County GenWeb to post genealogical  charts.  However, a special note should be made that Bruce Stewart has researched his family lines using various types of documents.  Through using probate records, Bruce has traced his family origins all the way back to Scotland.  He has done such a thorough job, that Bruce writes, "I have been invited to participate in the latest PBS series(Ancestors) on genealogy. They want me to show how to build your ancestry using Wills & Probates! I used Roberts' will/probate as an example and they liked it I am going to hone my skills by combining the six mentioned above ..."[Stewart probate records].  The chart below is only presented so it is easier to make connections to the probate records through the generations.

Generation #1: Alexander STEWART I

    Alexander was born in Foss, Perthshire, Scotland and he was a tenant farmer(#1) by occupation.  Alexander died between 1796/1798, in Foss, Perthshire, Scotland.

Alexander's children:

1. John STEWART2(Alexander Stewart1)(#1)
    bd. 4 Nov 1744, Foss, Perthshire, Scotland
    dd. ? Oct 1846, Johnstown, Montgomery, New York
2. Elspet STEWART2(Alexander Stewart1)
    bd. 1746
3. Isobel STEWART2(Alexander Stewart1)
    bd. 1748
4. Robert STEWART2(Alexander Stewart1)
    bd. Mar 1750, Foss, Perthshire, Scotland
    dd. 23 Jul 1837, Johnstown, Montgomery, New York.   Robert is buried in the Colonial Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton County, New York.
5. Christian STEWART II2(Alexander Stewart1), bd. 1752
6. Margaret STEWART2(Alexander Stewart1), bd. 1755
7. Jean STEWART2(Alexander Stewart1), bd. 1756
8. Joseph STEWART2(Alexander Stewart1), bd. 1758
    Joseph's occupation was a Colonel in the Army.   He died abt 1810, in Jamaica.

 

Generation #2: Robert STEWART2(Alexander Stewart1; 4th child)
    bd. Mar 1750, Foss, Perthshire, Scotland
    dd. 23 Jul 1837, Johnstown, Montgomery, New York.   Robert is buried in the Colonial Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton County, New York.

Robert Stewart's Probate Record

Robert Stewart's children:

1. Alexander STEWART II3(Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1), born in Scotland

1a. Alexander STEWART III4 (Alexander Stewart II3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
1b. Archy STEWART4 (Alexander Stewart II3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
1c. Catherine STEWART4(Alexander Stewart II3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
1d. Jeanette STEWART4(Alexander Stewart II3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
1e. Jane(Jean) STEWART4 Alexander Stewart II3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 10 Dec 1804, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York

1f. Margary STEWART4(Alexander Stewart II3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
born 20 Apr 1806, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York
1g. Robert STEWART4(Alexander Stewart II3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 29 Jul 1808, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York

1h. John STEWART4(Alexander Stewart II3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 28 Sep 1810, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York
1i. William STEWART4(Alexander Stewart II3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
(#2)
born 22 May 1813, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York
1j. Charles Nelson STEWART4(Alexander Stewart II3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
(#2),
born 18 Jun 1826, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York

2. Catherine STEWART3(Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
    bd. Foss, Perthshire, Scotland, died 8 May 1824, in Smithfield, Madison County, New York.  She is buried in the Colonial Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton County, New York.

2a. Jane STEWART4 (Catherine Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
    bd. 23 Nov 1805, Smithfield, Madison County, New York
    dd. 30 Dec 1840, Smithfield, Madison County, New York; buried in Peterboro Cemetery, Madison County , New York
2b. James STEWART4 (Catherine Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
(#2)
2c. Jennett STEWART4 (Catherine Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
    bd. 16 Jan 1810, Smithfield, Madison County, New York
    dd. 1 Apr 1896, Smithfield, Madison County, New York; buried in Peterboro Cemetery, Madison County, New York
2d. Christie Ann STEWART4 (Catherine Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
(#2)
    bd. 20 Mar 1811, Smithfield, Madison County, New York
    dd. 19 May 1871, Smithfield, Madison County, New York; buried in Peterboro Cemetery, Madison County, New York
2e. Margaret STEWART4 (Catherine Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
(#2)
    bd. 18 May 1813, Smithfield, Madison County, New York
    dd. 27 Feb 1858, Smithfield, Madison County, New York; buried in Peterboro Cemetery, Madison County, New York
2f. Daniel STEWART4 (Catherine Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
(#2)
2g. Robert STEWART4 (Catherine Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
(#2)

3. John STEWART3(Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#3)
    bd. Scotland. died in 1812

3a. Christiana STEWART4 (John Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
    bd. 21 Sep 1809, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York
3b. Jean(Jane) STEWART4 (John Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1
(#2)
    bd. 9 Sep 1811, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York
3c. Robert STEWART4 (John Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1
(#2)
    bd. 1 Jan 1814, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York

4. James STEWART3(Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
    James was born on 20 Aug 1786, in Dull, Perthshire, Scotland.  He was a farmer by trade.  After coming to America, settling first in Johnstown , this farmer and his family later moved west and settled in Illinois.  James died 29 Mar 1863, in Hebron, McHenry County, Illinois.  He is buried in South Hebron Cemetery on the Stewart Homestead, Hebron, McHenry County.

James Stewart's Probate Record

4a. Robert Wright STEWART I4 (James Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
    Robert was born on 29 Oct 1816, in Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York.  He too, was a farmer by trade like his father.  He died 20 Dec 1876, in Hebron, McHenry County, Illinois and he too, is buried at the South Hebron Cemetery, on the Stewart Homestead.

Robert Wright STEWART I's Probate Record

4a1. Eunice Jane(Jennie E) STEWART II5 (Robert Wright STEWART I4, James Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1); born on 26 Feb 1843, died 8 Apr 1866

4a2. Ellen Amelia STEWART5 (Robert Wright STEWART I4, James Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1); born 3 Feb 1845, Hebron, Mc Henry County, Illinois.  She died 14 Jan 1861, Hebron, and is also buried in the South Hebron Cemetery, Stewart Homestead, McHenry County, Illinois.

4a3. James Morris STEWART5 (Robert Wright STEWART I4, James Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1); born 14 Jan 1849, died 23 Jun 1849

4a4. Mary Elizabeth STEWART5 (Robert Wright STEWART I4, James Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1); born 25 May 1850, died 18 Aug 1878

4a5. John James STEWART I5 (Robert Wright STEWART I4, James Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)born 24 Dec 1854, Hebron, McHenry, Illinois.  John died 19 Feb 1929, in Hebron, McHenry County, Illinois and is buried Linn Township Cemetery, Walworth County, Wisconsin.

John J. STEWART's Probate Record

1. Mary (May) Nichols STEWART6 (John James STEWART I5, Robert Wright STEWART I4, James Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
born 6 Nov 1881, in Hebron, McHenry County, Illinois. Mary died 4 Jan 1947, Elkhorn (Hospital), Walworth County, Wisconsin and is buried at Linn-Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Mc Henry County, Illinois

2. Robert Wright STEWART II6 (John James STEWART I5, Robert Wright STEWART I4, James Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
born 9 Dec 1883, Hebron, McHenry County, Illinois.  He died 10 Oct 1961, Hebron, McHenry County, Illinois and is buried South Hebron Cemetery, (Stewart Homestead), McHenry County, Illinois

3. Donald Herbert STEWART6 (John James STEWART I5, Robert Wright STEWART I4, James Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
born 2 May 1891, Hebron, McHenry County, Illinois.  He died 6 Oct 1964, Hebron, McHenry County, Illinois and is also buried at the South Hebron Cemetery, (Stewart Homestead), McHenry County, Illinois

4a6. Charles Frederick STEWART5 (Robert Wright Stewart I4, James Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1); born 23 Oct 1856 and died 13 May 1865

4a7. Harry Edward STEWART5 (Robert Wright Stewart I4, James Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2), born 27 Aug 1860, Hebron, McHenry County, Illinois, died 20 Sep 1930, Elmore, Minnesota.

4b. William Henry STEWART4 (James Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1) born 8 Oct 1818, died 8 Sep 1907, Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois(#5)

4c. John STEWART4 (James Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)born 25 Dec 1820, died 5 Feb 1894

4d. Eunice Jane STEWART I4 (James Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)born 24 Mar 1823, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York and died 16 Jun 1841, Hebron, Mc Henry County, Illinois.  She is buried at South Hebron (Stewart) Cemetery, in Hebron.

4e. James Milton STEWART4 (James Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)born 24 Nov 1829 and died 1 Apr 1858, Hebron County, McHenry, Illinois

5. Charles STEWART3(Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1); born Johnstown, Fulton County, New York

5a. Nelson STEWART4(Charles Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
5b. Jane Ann STEWART
4(Charles Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
5c. Margaret STEWART4(Charles Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
5d. Robert STEWART4(Charles Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)

6. Christie STEWART3(Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1); born Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York

6a. Jane STEWART4(Christie Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
born 5 Dec 1810, Johnstown, Montgomery, New York

7. Jane STEWART3(Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1); born 1 Feb 1791, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York

7a. Alex STEWART4(Jane Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
7b. Margaret STEWART4(Jane Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
7c. Charlotte STEWART4(Jane Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)

8. Robert STEWART*3(Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1); born 1793, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York - died 20 Jun 1864, Little Falls, Herkimer, New York

8a. Jane Ann STEWART4(Robert Stewart*3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1); born 1823,
died 21 Sep 1825

8. Robert STEWART*3(Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1); born 1793, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York - died 20 Jun 1864, Little Falls, Herkimer, New York

8b. Kate STEWART4(Robert Stewart*3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)

9. Daniel STEWART I3(Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)born Aug 1797, Johnston, Montgomery County, New York, died 7 Oct 1855, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York

9a. John Prothero STEWART4(Daniel Stewart I3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 10 Jul 1826, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York
9b. Mary STEWART4(Daniel Stewart I3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 1828, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York

9c. Jane Wilson STEWART4(Daniel Stewart I3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 21 Oct 1829, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York

9d. Sarah H STEWART4(Daniel Stewart I3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 9 Mar 1831, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York

9e. Ann Mc Kinister STEWART4(Daniel Stewart I3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 6 May 1832, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York, died 12 Dec 1838, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York
9f. Elizabeth STEWART4(Daniel Stewart I3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 20 Oct 1833, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York
9g. George D(H) STEWART4(Daniel Stewart I3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 28 Dec 1835, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York; died 20 May 1866, Chicago, Il
9h. Emma STEWART4(Daniel Stewart I3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 3 Jun 1837, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York
9i. Daniel STEWART II4(Daniel Stewart I3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 1 Oct 1838, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York
9j. Lester Green STEWART4(Daniel Stewart I3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 1 Apr 1840, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York; died 3 Oct 1860, Gloversville, Fulton County, New York
9k. Joseph L STEWART4(Daniel Stewart I3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 11 Jul 1842, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York; died 23 Jun 1864, Balfour Springs Hospital; buried at Soldiers Cemetary, Nashville, Tennesee
9l. Charles Edward STEWART4(Daniel Stewart I3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 30 Nov 1843, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York; buried Bluff City Cemetery
9m. James William STEWART4(Daniel Stewart I3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born
5 Apr 1845, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York
9n. Walter Hulet STEWART4(Daniel Stewart I3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
born 10 Nov 1846, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York

10. William STEWART3(Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#11)
    born 7 Jul 1799, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York; died 1871

10a. Robert STEWART4(William Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
10b. Catherine STEWART4(William Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
10c. Jane M STEWART4(William Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
10d. Elizabeth STEWART4(William Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
10e. Harriet STEWART4(William Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
10f. William Dorn STEWART4(William Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
    born 27 Jan 1839, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York

11. David STEWART3(Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
    born 7 Jul 1804, Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York

12. Joseph STEWART3(Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)
    born in Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, McHenry County.

12a. William De Witt STEWART4 (Joseph Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
died on 15 Jul 1909, Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois and buried in Greenwood Cemetery, McHenry County, Illinois.
12b. John STEWART4 (Joseph Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
12c. Robert STEWART4 (Joseph Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
12d. Jane STEWART4 (Joseph Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)
12e. Joseph STEWART4 (Joseph Stewart3, Robert Stewart2, Alexander Stewart1)(#2)

 

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Footnotes

1. Scottish Settlers in North America, David Dobson, page 192, Vol II, Stewart, John, Albany, New York, son of Alexander Stewart, tenant in Pitkerral, Dull parish, Perthshire, 1798. (Retours)(SG). This document was obtained. It was transcribed and translated (Latin) 11 Nov 1997. It is a proof in the English Royal Court in Perthshire of the validity of a claim(unkown) by John Stewart brother of Robert.

2. Beth Fellows Stewart Genealogy File.

3. Archive Item #4, handwritten notes by Celia Elizabeth (Beth)Fellows Stewart in a "University Composition Book". There are a great number of families here. See Reference # 11

4. See descendants of Roy & Bessie May Stewart Woolery in Woolery file.

5. Will & supporting doc's for William H. Stewart, d. 8 Sep 1907

Transcribed by Bruce M Stewart, October 1998 from a copy of the recorded document obtained from the McHenry County Recorders office by the same 1997. File: William H Stewart Will.doc

6. STEWART CLAN MAGAZINE, Vol 1, No. 4, October 1922, page 16, Stewarts of Johnstown, N.Y.

7. Stewart Homestead Cemetary is located on farm south of Hebron, Ill. It is, for reference, known as "South Hebron Cemetery".

8. Probate of Will May 1929, Woodstock, Illinois. (see "Wills" file.)

9. Robert Helmar Stewart data. He also shows William James middle name as Jessie.This is logical as his maternal grandfather was named William Jesse Hamilton.

10. Tree from William E Stewart, Arkansas City, Kansas, 1996 and 1997.

11. "Re: Dorn Surname," 7 Apr 1999, Paul Russell.

Dear Bruce,
Thanks for the information. I had Elizabeth DORN, b. 9 May 1803 in Johnstown, bap. Fonda, NY, Dutch Reformed Church. I also had William STEWART, her husband, d. 1871 in my file. I did not have their children, but I added them. Elizabth was the daughter of Jeremiah DORN and Elizabeth KERNGROSS. I have lots of information on the Dorns, if you would like it, at least back to their original ancestor who came from Ulm, Germany. These Dorns were Palatine German immigrants, not to be confused with a Van Dorn family from NJ that also lived up on the Mohawk.

 


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