Many of the transcriptions found here are now in published form. They have been published by the Orange County Genealogical Society (in Goshen, New York). Volume 3 includes my Volume 3 and Volume 5. Volume 4 includes my four parts of New Milford history. There is a planned Volume 5, which will include my Volumes 6, 7, and 8, Part 1, which is about 250 transcriptions. They can be purchase through the Genealogical Society. Just Google them and print out the order form. Or they can be purchased from the Warwick Historical Society. They are also on sale at the gift shop at Baird's Tavern. I would like to thank the Genealogical Society and Dan Burrows for their efforts. Started a new blog for images of Warwick. Go to:

Monday, July 13, 2009

Obit. For Fanny DeKay Hynard

This is a transcription from the Warwick Advertiser., dated May 25, 1899.

Obituary Notes


This aged and venerable lady, who figures as a last link connecting the present with past generations of the pioneer families who settled the Warwick Valley, passed to join the great majority that have gone before, on Tuesday, May 23rd, at the advanced age of 95 years, 8 months, 6 days. She was a direct descendant of Col. Thomas DeKay, a sketch of whose life was published in the ADVERTISER of May 11. Her father was also named Thomas DeKay, being for years the conspicuous character known far and near as "Buckey" DeKay, a number of the incidents and anecdotes of whose career were also published in our columns about a year ago, prepared by a correspondent. So near as we can learn her father was a grandson of Col. Thomas DeKay, the subject of of Mr. of Mr. Barelay's recent sketch.

Mrs. Hynard was married to David Hynard and lived eight years with him in New Milford, where he was running woolen mills. After that time her husband acquired the the DeKay ancestral home, where she has remained to the day of her death. Her husband died in 1875 (ed.hard to read date), since which she has been tenderly cared for by her son, David Hynard. Eight children were born to her: Thomas, Malvena, Frances, Mrs. W. H. Chardevoyne, Albert, William H., Mary, Mrs. Thomas Simonson, Sarah, Mrs. Arnott and David. The three last named are still living.

To the last she was a remarkably preserved woman, remaining very active until during recent years she gradually declined from old age. She was possessed of the great vital qualities which go to make up the sturdy characters of the leading pioneers of this region, who contended with the Indians and Tories and subdued the wilderness. All her descendants praise her. Peace to her memory.

The funeral will be held from the home of her son David Hynard on the farm where she was born tomorrow at one o'clock p.m.

(Ed: As mentioned before, I make use of when researching families. Again this site comes with a warning from me. Much of the information posted comes with no documentation. That is a problem when dealing with genealogy. I am going to repeat a Note posted on the family tree site on rootsweb. It was posted by Robert Reynolds. I got in touch with him about the citation of the Note and he was kind enough to get back to me. He has no citation for the Note.

Note: David Hynard came to the township when eighteen years of age, from Westchester county, and acquired the trade of fuller in the mill erected by Thomas DeKay which afterwards he purchased. He married the daughter of the third Thomas DeKay and afterward resided upon the homestead, to which he removed in 1829, is now an occupant of the farm. )

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