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Descendants of Conrad Sly


      8. Colonel John2 Sly (Conrad1)68,69,69 was born Jun 20, 1787 in Warwick, New York at homestead [Landmark Inn]70, and died Jun 11, 1852 in Warwick , Orange County New York71,72. He married (1) Hannah DeKay72 Feb 05, 1814, daughter of Thomas DeKay and Mary Roe. She was born Apr 17, 1797 in Dekay Homestead, Sussex, New Jersey, USA73, and died Apr 05, 182874,75,76. He married (2) Abagail Gardner Marvin Horton77 Jul 11, 1839. She was born Nov 20, 180277, and died Aug 24, 188077.

Notes for Colonel John Sly:
      John, the youngest son of Conrad and Anna, was a farmer by occupation. John bought a farm from David Foster that adjoined his father's on May 10, 1816, near the Van Duzer farm. After his mother's death (Anna), he moved to the Sly Homestead [Landmark Inn] farm on Rte. 94 in Town of Warwick in 1823.

      John enlisted in the United States military during the War of 1812. He was stationed in New York City in the section known as Harlem Heights. He remained in a training camp there. His total service was three months in the War of 1812. He remained a soldier in the New York State Militia within which he rose to the rank of Colonel. John also served as a Justice of Peace for the Town of Warwick from 1840-44.

      John later bought a farm on Long Ridge, Warwick, New York, that was afterwards occupied by his son, James C. Sly.

      John had a man slave named "Lize" who cost $212.50. Lize was purchased from a man near Montgomery, New York. Presumably, Lize was an African-American. It would be interesting to know Lize's history and whether he was ever married and if he had children.

      It is curious to note that while John was the youngest son of Conrad, he inherited the bulk of his father's property. Could this be the reason Conrad's son, Thomas, left Warwick for Ohio?

      In the possession of Norman Thomas Sly is a sword and sheath that was reportedly owned by John. It was carried by Norman Augustus Sly and Leland Thomas Sly in photographs in this book. The uniform worn by Leland Sly was that of Norman Augustus Sly. Unfortunately, the uniform is lost.

Notes for Hannah DeKay:
      Hannah was the daughter of Thomas DeKay, a well-known property owner. The DeKay property was located just south of the New York border with New Jersey along what is now Rte. 94. On early maps of the area, "DeKay" is noted as a hamlet.

      The DeKay family history is rich and is well-worth examining.

DE KAY CEMETERY #1

DeKay Cemetery #1 is located on the east side of the former Lehigh and
Hudson River Railroad tracks, south of DeKay Road in the northern part of
Vernon, NJ. It contains twenty-six marked burials, wherein twenty-nine names
are cited. Recorded by Rev. Warren P. Coon, 28 Nov. 1925.

Cowdrey, Sarah E. See Sarah Eliza Cowdrey DeKay. DeKay, [Unnamed
infant], son of Thomas S. and Elizabeth, no dates [c.1850?].
DeKay, Christiana, wife of Thomas DeKay (d. 1758), d. 6 Sept. 1784, a.
77.7.4.
DeKay, Christina, dau. of Major Thomas B. and Sarah, d. 6 Sept. 1866, a.
23.4.6.
DeKay, Clarissa, first wife of Major Thomas B. DeKay, d. 15 Feb. 1828, a.
30.9.18.
DeKay, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas S. and Elizabeth, d. 17 Apr. 1851, a.
1.2.21.
DeKay, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas S. DeKay, d. 31 Jan. 1850, a. 32.5.8. Son:
[Unnamed infant] DeKay; daus.:Elizabeth, Georgianna DeKay.
DeKay, Emma C., dau. of Major Thomas B. and Sarah, d. 21 May 1835, a.
1.3.22.
DeKay, George, Capt. d. 26 Nov. 1757, a. 29.
DeKay, Georgianna, dau. of Thomas S. and Elizabeth, d. 7 Jan. 1847, a. 8.
DeKay, Hannah, wife of Thomas DeKay, Esq., d. Mar. / May (?) 1848, a.
85.3.2.
DeKay, Julia M., dau. of Major Thomas B. and Sarah, d. 8 Mar. 1861, a.
6.6.17.
DeKay, Sarah A., dau. of Major Thomas B. and Sarah, d. 30 Apr. 1835, a.
2.11.4.
DeKay, Sarah Eliza Cowdrey, second wife of Major Thomas B. DeKay, b. 5 Aug.
1810, d. 28 Apr. 1890, a. 79.8.23. Sons: Willie C., William T.; daus:
Christina, Emma C., Julia M., Sarah A.
DeKay, Thomas B., Major. d. 3 Sept. 1863, a. 71.6.8. First wife: Clarissa;
second wife: Sarah Eliza Cowdrey. Sons: Willie C., William T.; daus:
Christina, Emma C., Julia M., Sarah A.
DeKay, Thomas S.* See Elizabeth DeKay, wife. Son: [Unnamed infant] DeKay;
daus.:Elizabeth, Georgianna DeKay.
DeKay, Thomas, d. 1 Jan. 1758, a. 60.11.0. Wife: Christian.
DeKay, Thomas, Esq. d. 16 Mar. 1830, a. 71. Wife: Hannah.
DeKay, William T., son of Major Thomas B. and Sarah, d. 4 Sept. 1846, a.
8.3.0.
DeKay, William, d. 31 Aug. 1825, a. 39.9.17.
DeKay, Willie C., son of Major Thomas B. and Sarah, b. 9 Aug. 1847, d. 4
Feb. 1853.
McCamly, [Infant daughter], dau. of Henry W. and Catherine J., d. 12 Dec.
1835, a. 3 days 6 hours.
McCamly, Catherine J. See [Infant daughter] McCamly; Henry W. McCamly,
husband.
McCamly, Henry W.* See Catherine J. McCamly, wife; [Infant daughter]
McCamly.
Welling, Alanson A., d. 18 Aug. 1842, a. 36.11.5.
Welling, Charles, d. 16 Apr. 1830, a. 45.11.16. Wife: Mary.
Welling, Henry.* See Ross Welling, son.
Welling, Mary, wife of Charles Welling, d. 8 Feb. 1848, a. 59.10.25.
Welling, Ross, son of Henry Welling, d. 7 Feb. 1843, a. 16.
Welling, Thomas, d. 23 Nov. 1829, a. 22.2.0.

DE KAY CEMETERY #2

DeKay Cemetery #2 is located on the north side of Meadowburn Farm, near
Meadowburn Road, in the northern part of Vernon Township, NJ and close to the
State Line. It contains eight marked burials wherein nine names are cited.
Recorded by Rev. Warren P. Coon, 28 Nov. 1925.

DeKay, Edwin, d. 18 Mar. 1813, a. 0.6.18.
DeKay, Hester, wife of Capt. Thomas DeKay, d. 10 Apr. 1836, a. 65.6.28.
Dau.: Sarah M. Van Houten.
DeKay, Mary Reynolds, dau. of William Willet and Mary DeKay, d. 15 Feb.
1831, a. 64.4.12.
DeKay, Mary, wife of William Willet DeKay, d. 28 Sept. 1807, a. 71.2.12.
Dau.: Mary Reynolds.
DeKay, Sarah M.wife of [Husband] Van Houten. See Sarah M. Van Houten.
DeKay, Thomas, Capt. d. 8 May 1818, a. 57.1.8. Wife: Hester; dau.: Sarah M.
Van Houten.
DeKay, William Willet, d. 26 Feb. 1806, a. 69.8.6. Wife: Mary DeKay, dau.:
Mary Reynolds DeKay.
Van Houten, [Husband]*. See Sarah M. Van Houten.
Van Houten, Sarah M., dau. of Capt. Thomas and Hester DeKay, d. 18 May 1838,
a. 43.8.9.

Marriage Notes for John Sly and Hannah DeKay:
      According to the Sly "History", as a wedding present, Hannah's father, Thomas DeKay, gave her a woman slave named "Peggy" who cost $100. Peggy was purchased in Morristown, New Jersey. In addition, she was given a two wheeled carriage and harness.

      Nothing is known of Peggy or whether she was married or had a family.

More About John Sly and Hannah DeKay:
Marriage: Feb 05, 1814

Notes for Abagail Gardner Marvin Horton:
Buried in Warwick, New York.[MDSchley Family.ftw]

[Family Tree 1.FTW]

Buried in Warwick, New York.

More About John Sly and Abagail Horton:
Marriage: Jul 11, 1839
     
Children of John Sly and Hannah DeKay are:
+ 35 i.   Lt. Thomas Blain3 Sly, born Nov 20, 1814 in Warwick, Orange, New York, USA; died Jul 17, 1892 in Warwick, New York; Stepchild.
+ 36 ii.   James Conrad Sly, born Dec 09, 1816; died Mar 30, 1882; Stepchild.
+ 37 iii.   John Christie Sly, born Jul 14, 1818; died Nov 12, 1880 in Brooklyn, New York?.
+ 38 iv.   Anne Marie Sly, born Jun 20, 1820; died Nov 24, 1865.
+ 39 v.   Ross Winans Sly, born Jul 08, 1822; died Feb 05, 1885 in Warwick, New York.
  40 vi.   Norman Sly77, born Apr 05, 182478,79; died Oct 22, 1824 in Warwick, New York80,81.
  More About Norman Sly:
Burial Location: Warwick Cemetery82,83

  41 vii.   Norman Sly83, born Sep 09, 182584,85; died Aug 09, 1854 in New York, New York86,87.
  Notes for Norman Sly:
Received good education. Went to New York City as clerk. Also worked in St. Louis, Mo. Died in New York City. Buried in Warwick Cemetery.

  More About Norman Sly:
Burial Location: Warwick Cemetery88,89

     
Child of John Sly and Abagail Horton is:
  42 i.   Mary Josephine3 Sly89, born Aug 07, 184189; died Nov 21, 189789.
  Notes for Mary Josephine Sly:
Unmarried. Described as "maiden lady". Was educated and taught school at Bellvale, New York and in Orange and Caldwell, New Jersey. Reported to have taught French. In 1876, she came to reside with her brother, Ross W. Sly, at the old homestead farm. Was an invalid for many years. In later years she suffered from breast cancer. Norman Thomas Sly has death date as: 11/21/1898.[MDSchley Family.ftw]

[Family Tree 1.FTW]

Unmarried. Described as "maiden lady". Was educated and taught school at Bellvale, New York and in Orange and Caldwell, New Jersey. Reported to have taught French. In 1876, she came to reside with her brother, Ross W. Sly, at the old homestead farm. Was an invalid for many years. In later years she suffered from breast cancer. Norman Thomas Sly has death date as: 11/21/1898.

  More About Mary Josephine Sly:
Burial Location: Warwick Cemetery89




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