I am researching the DAVID family of Cayuga Co. , particularly JOEL DAVID who married DEBORAH HOPE. Joel & Deborah DAVID had eight children, ADELINE, AMARILLUS, HENRY HARRISON, WILLIAM SEWARD, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, GEORGE, EMILY and ALICE. I am particularly interested in ADELINE DAVID who married WILLIAM GEORGE EVANS, my mother-in-law's family.
I am also interested in the mother and father of JOEL DAVID whom I think were WILLIAM DAVID and LYDIA FINNEY DAVID. I find the name FINNEY in Essex Co NY with three brothers settling there, HEMAN, ANSON and JOEL FINNEY. I have found a census record for WILLIAM DAVID in Essex Co, but they moved to Cayuga Co. NY about 1815 according to the 1855 Census for JOEL DAVID which states that he lived in Aurelius about 40 years. ADELINE and WILLIAM SEWARD DAVD were sister and brother. The FINNEY-PHINNEY name appears in Mass, Conn, Rhode Island, Vermont and NY, but an 1850 Aurelius, Cayuga Co. NY U.S.census record for LYDIA
DAVID Age: 70 lists her birthplace as Conn.
Do you have any information on the parents of JOEL DAVID? I have traced the parents of DEBORAH HOPE back to Barnstable, MA, but I am not sure of the last name of her mother. It is either BACKUS or BAKER, with both names prominent in Barnstable.