Ceres Names, Dates, and Places
The following documents were found in box of papers handed down through the Evans/Evens family and are currently in the possesion of my brother.   I have transcribed them as best I could in hopes that they would help someone find that missing date, name or place.   I appologize in advance for any errors or typos.  The writing was often faded and the handwriting was not easy to decipher.  I am not sure of the source of these papers, though the death and birth records look semi-official. My best guess is that they were some sort of church record.
  1. The Barber Family Picnic,  Sept 1880
  2. Area Deaths 1872 - 1883
  3. Area Marriages 1872 - 1881

Ceres Pa, Sept 9, 1880
Names of Barber family that
attended the Picnic

Andrew Barber & Wife
Rowland Barber & Wife
Nettie Barber,  Dora Barber
Bertie Barber & Varnie Hull
Flora Barber & Husband with two Children

Enoch Maxon & Wife
Edwina Maxon & Husband with one child
Ida Maxon & Husband
Erwin Maxon

Blanchard Barber & Wife
Ellen Barber & Husband
Frank Barber & Wife
Forest Barber & Edie
Frank Barber & Wife
Roze & Allie & Frankie Barber

Laura Holmes
Elba & Blanche Holmes
Matr, George, Fred, Rena & baby
Irene & Laura

George Cummings & Wife
Walter, Cora & Benny Cummings

Enos Fisher
Nora Barber & three children
Emma & Cora Burger
Erwin Place


What follows was transcribed from what appears to be some sort of semi-official journal or record.  Perhaps a church record.  It consists of three pages that seem to have been bound in a book.  The pages are ruled as one would find in a cash journal.   The pages are 14" tall by 6" wide.   Judging by the hand writing, I believe entries were made by two individuals over time.  One individual capitalized the letter "D" in "Died", the other didn't.  The entries seem to have been entered contemporaneously.
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Ceres, N.Y 

  • Irene A Barber, Died October 20th 1872 at Portville
  • Mary Barber Died October 11th 1874 at Portville
  • Maxon Crandall died Sept 9th 1874 at Portville
  • Sarah Barber Died March 24 1870 at Portville
  • Leitta Mande died Aug 28 1874 at Ceres
  • Fredrick Holmes Died June 14 1862 at Mt. Jackson VA
  • Laura Barber Died at Iowa City 1865 April 13th
  • Cora King Died  February 20th 1872 at Ceres
  • Orville Hamilton Died February 8th 1845 at Ceres
  • Mrs Root died Jan 29th 1875 at Bolivar
  • Mr Ira Wright - died February 10 1876 at the Glen
  • Elmer Maxon Died August -- 1873
  • Little Mary Barber died December 26th at Portville
  • Annie Varney Died Sept 11 1876 at East Portville
  • Putnam Barber Died December 6th 1876
  • Mrs Maria Doolittle died March 4 1877 at East Portville
  • Eugene Barber Died May 29 1877 at Ceres, Barbertown
  • Little Earle Hamilton died May 29 1877 at Ceres PA Barbertown
  • Cril Smith Died Aug 17 1877 at East Portville
  • Little Walter Doolittle Died Aug 19 1877 at East Portville
  • Little Mabel Maxon Died September 2nd 1877 at East Portville
  • Milton Main died Feb 18 1878 at East Portville
  • Hiram Crandall Died Feb 22 1878 at Portville
  • Sheffield Maine died Feb 23 1878 at East-Portville
  • Moses Barber died Sept 7 18778 at Portville
  • Willard  Barber died Sept 23 178 at Olean
  • Charles Boughton died Jan 17 1878
  • Ellie V Barber died Jan 1 1879 at Ceres, Pa, Barbertown
  • Sarah Barber Died March 31 1879 at Portville
  • Esther Fisher Died Feb 23 1880 at Norwich, Chenago Co NY
  • Anton Smith Died Feb 2 1882
  • Anton Smith was killed Feb 2 1882 at Ceres, Barbertown.
  • Nettie Barber died Feb 15 1882 at Ceres, Barbertown
  • Lizzie Cummings died March 26 1882 at Little Genesee, NY
  • Walter Cummings was killed July 11, 1882 near (looks like..) Warren
  • An accident occured on the Eldred & Cuba R.R. yesterday, Nov 11 1882. The Engineer Mr Frantz of Bolivar was instantly killed and Mr. Warner the brakeman was seriously injured.
  • Eva Lansworthy Died August 14 1883 at Portville, NY
  • Blanche M Holmes died Nov 12th 1883 at Olean, NY
  • Jefferson Barber Died Oct 31, 1883 at Portville, NY Aged 77 years 10 mos
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Portville, March 31 1876
  • Flora Barber and Benson Clarke were married  March 18, 1876
  • George Hamilton and Matr Holmes were married April 6 1872
  • Elba Holmes and Kate Dodge were married April 13 1872
  • S Hickock and Ella Holmes were married July 4 1875 *
  • Ralph Burdick and Anna Dodge were married April 18 18752*
  • Mr Burdick and Nellie Crandall were married June 4 1877
  • W. Petella and Josie Crandall were married July 4 1877
  • Bert Sanford and Lina Barber were married Jan 1 1878
  • Andrew Cummings and Lizzie Wills were married Dec 24 1875
  • Will Burlingame and Rene Holmes were married Feb 20 1878
  • Thomas Washburn and Edwina Maxon were Married  Feb (torn paper)
  • Jennie Barber and Allen Claire were married March 20 1878
  • Ellen Barber and Albert Place were married April 18, 1878
  • Ada Maxon & Don Freeman were married Aug 17, 1878
  • Freemont Hamilton & Hattie Moss were married  May 25 1881
  • Bunker and Belle Freeman were married June 15 1881 at Prentice Vale
  • Frank Hamilton & Nellie Dolan were married Sept 9 1882 at Portville Olean by Rev Sovy
  • John Moss and Nora Barber were married  April 1881 at State Line Pa. by Rev S.D. Morris
  • Ina M Barber & Geo J Lockley were married Jan 8th 1881 Detroit Mich.
  • Cora M Barber & Ed & Rankin were married Mrch 5th Detroit Mich
*  1875 in one entry is crossed out, apparently an error,  I would be suspicious of the previous 1875 date as well as it seems out of order.

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