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History of Livingston County, New York : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers,
Chapter XXII History of the town of Mt. Morris p. 283

"George Gearhart was born near the Schuylkill, Pa., in 1774.  Soon afterwards his father removed to Scipio, Cayuga county, then a wilderness.  There George Gearhart married and had twelve children.  He moved to Portage in 1818 where he died in 1857. 

Deacon John Gearhart, his son, was born Jan. 3, 1804.  He married Miss Elizabeth Guthrie in Nunda, June 19, 1828.  She was born in New Jersey, August 8, 1804.  She was a woman of uncommon abilities with a will to use them for the good of others.  She died July 13, 1879.  Deacon Gearhart was one of the constituent members of the Portage Baptist Church.  He was a lumberman, built a saw-mill and became a farmer on the paternal homestead.

They raised nine children: Chas. H., who married Louisa Taber; Anna Cordelia, wife of Deacon Alfred Taber; John Gl, who married Anna Vanslyke; Sarah A., wife of Rev Lucius E. Palmer; Mary F., wife of Augustus Beardsley, of Portageville; Martha, wife of Menzo Lowell; William C., who married Nancy Orton; Nath. A., who married Ella Gilbert, volunteered in the 104th Regiment, and was severely wounded in the battle of Gettysburg, has been several terms the efficient County Clerk of this county, as chief or deputy; and George Adelbert, who enlisted in the 130th Regiment or First New York Dragoons, served through the war, was several years a merchant at Dalton, a public lecturer and an efficient Sunday school superintendent.  He married Miss Elizabeth Wing, of Mt. Morris.

George Gearhart, the youngest of the twelve children of George Gearhart, Sr., was born in 1816.  He still occupies the paternal homestead, and is a successful farmer.  He married Miss Sally Baldwin, whose father, Deacon David Baldwin, was one of the first settlers.  Their children were:  Armilia, wife of Albert Dunn; G. Munroe, killed at the close of the battle when Gen. Sheridan destroyed the army of Jubal Early; Fayette, Esther, Mary, Merritt and Frank." 

 


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Deacon John Gearhart married Miss Elizabeth Guthrie in Nunda in 1828

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The 1830 census in Portage New York shows George Gearhart Sr living next to his son John.
  • George Sr. was 53
  • Hannah was 43. 
  • George 13
  • 2 females between 15-20
  • one female between 20 and 30.
  • John Gearhart 26
  • Elizabeth Guthrie was 21
  • Charles was 1

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In the 1840 census, Portage NY living next to each other are George Sr and his two sons John and George.
  • George Gearhart 67

  • Hannah 63

  • John Gearhart 36
  • Elizabeth Guthrie 31
  • Charles 11
  • John 7
  • Sarah 5
  • Mary 4
  • Martha 1
  • George Adelbert born 15 Sep 1845
     
  • George Gearhart 23

  • Sarah 21

  • George Munroe 2

  • Francis F 1

 


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In the 1850 census, three Gearhart families living next to each other in Portage NY
  • George Gearhart 77

  • Hannah 73

  • John Gearhart 46

  • Elizabeth Guthrie 41

  • Charles 21

  • John D 17

  • Sarah 15

  • Mary 14

  • Martha 11

  • William 9

  • Nathaniel 6

  • (George) Adelbert 4
     

  • George Gearhart 33

  • Sarah 31

  • George Munroe 12

  • Francis F 10

  • Sarah A 8

  • Esther A 2

  • ?? A 2

George Gearhart, Sr. died in 1857


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By the 1860 census John and George living next to each other in Portage, NY
  • George Gearhart 43

  • Sarah 41

  • George Munroe 22

  • Francis 20

  • Armenia 18

  • Esther 13

  • Merritt 11 (male)

  • Mary 8

  • F? 6 (male)

  • Bertha 2

 

  • John Gearhart 56

  • Elizabeth Guthrie 52

  • Martha A 21

  • William 20

  • Nathaniel 17

  • George Adelbert 15

    Civil War

    • On August 8, 1862, cousins George Munroe, age 24, and George Adelbert, age 17 (although the enlistment records say he was 19), enlisted as privates.  They both then enlisted in the 1st Dragoons Regiment New York, George M in Company A and George A in Company I

    • George Adelbert Gearhart was promoted to Full Corporal on 05 January 1865.  He mustered out on Company I on 30 June 1865 in Cloud's Mills, Va with the rest of the regiment.

    • George Munroe Gearhart was killed on 29 October 1864 in Cedar Creek, VA.


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In the 1870 census John and George living next to each other in Portage, NY
  • John Gearhart 66 Farmer

  • Elizabeth 62 Keeping House

  • ?? 29  (male) Farmer

  • George Adelbert 24 Dry Goods Merchant

  • Nancy 30
     

  • George Gearhart 53

  • Sarah ??

  • Esther 23

  • Merrit 22 (male)

 


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The 1880 Census shows John Gearhart living with George Adelbert and family in Portage NY
  • John Gearhart 76 Farmer

  • (George) Adelbert G 34 Farmer

  • Elizabeth 30 Keeping House

  • John 4

  • Ellen Hickey 16 Servant


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  • In the 1900 Census, in Buffalo NY
  • George Adelbert 54 selling real estate
  • Elizabeth 49
  • Lynn 14, attending school
  • Paul 12, attending school
  • Mary Smith, age 15, servant
     
  • George Adelbert Gearhart was a lecturer with the Redpath Chautauqua. 
  • What was the Chautauqua?  
  • See a flyer for GA Gearhart.

Col GA Gearhart, Lecturer with the Redpath Chautauqua

 


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  • 1920 Census in Buffalo, NY
  • George 74 a lecturer at Radcliffe
  • Elizabeth 69

 

  • 1920 Census in Buffalo, NY -- on Granger Place
  • Lynn Gearhart 33, Chiropractor
  • Lillian Hawley Gearhart 31, Music Teacher
  • Livingston Gearhart 3

 

 

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  • 1930 Census in Chicago, IL
  • Lynn Gearhart 44, living in the Loyola Arms Hotel.  He is a radio announcer

 

  • 1930 Census in East Orange, NJ
  • Lillian 40, School teacher
  • Livingston 13
  • Martha 7
  • Ruth Warren 25, Governess
Lynn Gearhart