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  • ID: I619
  • Name: Amanda GARRISON
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 14 MAY 1821 in Genesko, Livingston,NY
  • Death: 7 JAN 1902 in Loup Co., NB
  • Note:
    These facts were attribute to Olean Melissa Cook by Corrine McClure Moyers, Nampa Idaho.
    Amanda was 18years old when she married Mr. Purcell, construction boss over a gang of Irishmen on the Erie Canal. Olean said "Amanda was about as big as she( Olean was 4'11''), probably weighed 100 lbs.,black as any Indian. Olean called her a " little black varmint' and said she was a scrapper. David and Amanda lived near Seneca Indians.David's people called her OLD BLACK HaWK whenever they got mad at her. She was Holland Dutch with a dark coloring instead of light.
    Corrine Moyers also supplied these Census records
    1850 Allegany age 27
    1855 Allegany age 34
    1860 Allegany age 39
    1870 Allegany age 50
    1875 age 53 Ontario had brother Clark
    Amanda was grandaughter of George and Becky Shores

    Father: Abraham GARRISON b: 1799 in New York
    Mother: ?? (Mrs. GARRISON)

    Marriage 1 David HALL b: 31 DEC 1821 in Allegany, NY
    • Married: 1841 in Genesko Livingston NY
    1. Has No Children Eliza Ann HALL b: 17 MAR 1844 in Allegany, NY
    2. Has No Children Sarah Matilda HALL b: 1 NOV 1845 in Allegany, NY
    3. Has No Children Orilla HALL b: 25 AUG 1849 in Allegany, NY
    4. Has No Children Lavina Amanda HALL b: 30 JAN 1851 in Allegany, NY
    5. Has No Children Melissa HALL b: 16 APR 1853 in Allegany, NY

    Marriage 2 PURCELL b: ABT 1820 in Cattaraugus, NY
    • Married: ABT 1936
    1. Has No Children Mary Jane PURCELL b: ABT 1838
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