occ: Farmer, Political delegate
Onondaga County Justice of the Peace
b.1803 (3) or 1805 (4)
d.16 Jan 1877 Lafayette, NY (2)
Samantha MESNARD
b.19 June 1809 d.21 Apr 1869 (4)
d/o Andrew MESSNARD & Rebecca HOYT
John EVERINGHAM (b.1765) (1)
Nancy____ (b.1764)
children: EVERINGHAM

  1. Francis M. (b.1833) (4)
  2. Van Rensaelaer (b.1835) (4)
  3. Enoch D. (b.1840) (4) d.age 14
  4. Ward W. (b.1852) (4)
  1. Samuel (b.1795)
  2. Jerimiah (b.1796 or 1797)
  3. Charlotte (b.1798)
  4. Nancy (b.1799)
  5. Hannah (b.1805)
fact sources and writings about this individual:
Samantha EveringhamPhoto sent to the family web site and identified by Ronald Mesnard, 2009

1Information supplied by Ann J. Everingham.
2NY, Lafayette death index
31840 Onondago NY census index 30-40 shows DOB as 1805, 1860 census shows 1803
4Lafayette Cemetery Onondaga Co. NY
5Share/Cole Family Bible "possible relatives"?

(info from Ronald Mesnard)
Samantha MESNARD was born June 19, 1809. The Mesnards were very religious and successful. They would have been upstanding citizens and probably Masons. Smantha's maternal grandfather was at least the head of a lodge. His tavern still stands. When it was renovated secret doors were discovered that hid Masonic symbols marking the tavern as a Masonic building. Luther has a Masonic mark on his grave. I believe the Bakers were Masons and possibly so were the Everinghams.

All research below transcribed by Kevin Everingham of MI, 2012;
1836 Laws of the State of N.Y., Vol.59, 1836... "In an act to incorporate the Lafayette high school, Onondaga, NY, passed April 23, 1836, Enoch Everingham was among those named to the corporate body called The Lafayette High School, and named as a trustee."

1838 Enoch is listed in New York Newspapers with his name often spelled EVRINGHAM from the 1840's to 1860's as a Delegate to the Congressional Convention. Example: The Herald, Chittenango, NY, Oct 17, 1838 - "Delegates from LaFayette - Hiram Gilbert & Enoch Evringham." .... He ia also listed in 1861 from Onondaga County as a life member of the New York State League, a special interest temperance group.

1841 Tree Talks, Vol 14-15, Central NY Gen. Society, 1974.. "Conkey-Sanford married in LaFayette, on the 14th ult. by Enoch Everingham, Esq., Mr. William H. Conkey to Miss Maria Sandford, all of LaFayette. 5-5-41." Enoch is noted as "Esquire," a courtesy title used in the United States largely for lawyers or Judiciary.. was Enoch a Lawyer, Magestrate, Judge or Justice of the Peace? Why was he marrying people? (see 1848 & 1862 below)

1848 20 day of July 1848, "Declaration - Hannah White resident of LaFayette, Onondaga, was widow of David White, private in the Army of the Revolution. That she order a pension under the act of congress, and she is still a widow., signed before Enoch Everingham, Justice of the Peace."
1848 NY, Onondaga County Clerk's Office,.. "I certify that Enoch Everingham Esquire was at the date of the written declaration & certificate, a Justice of the Peace in and for the said county, duly elected and qualified, and that the signatures within are genuine this 19th day of August 1848, I.W. Smith, Clerk." 2 documents added by Kevin Everingham, 2014.

1850 CENSUS Lafayette, Onondga, NY (home #502)... Enoch Evingham 47, b.NY,.. Samantha Evingham 40, b.NY,.. Rensalear Evingham 15, b.NY,.. Enoch Evingham 10, b.NY,.. Francis M. Evingham 17, b.NY,.. Olive Clark 21, b.NY.

1855 STATE CENSUS Lafayette, Onondaga, NY (Page 126, family #114)... Enoch Evrinham 52, b.Onondaga, farmer,.. #### (illegible) Everinham 45, wife, b.Sentige?,... Frances Everinham 22, b.Onondaga,.. Rencilaer Everinham 20, b.Onondaga,.. Ward W. Everinham 3, b.Onondaga. son - Enoch D. had died the previous year.

1860 CENSUS LaFayette, Onondaga, NY (page 78, house #665)... Enoc Evingham 57, b.NY,.. Samantha Evingham 49, b.NY,.. F.M. Evingham 27, b.NY,.. Renseler Evingham 25, b.NY,.. W.W. Evingham 8, b.NY,.. Julia Caniff 19, b.IRE,.. Cyrus Branch 59, b.NY,.. Diama Evingham 18, b.NY.

1862 Syracuse NY Newspaper reported the Civil War military death of Corporal Van Rensealer Everingham, and lists him as a son of Justice Everingham. Enoch was a Justice of the Peace

1870 CENSUS Onondaga, Onondaga, NY (Aug 17, 1870, Page 104) ... Francis Everingham 37, farmer, realestate value 20,000 ... Deidami Everingham 29, keeping house,.. Rensellaer 6,.. Hattie C. 4,.. Eva L. 1,.. Enoch Everingham 68, farmer,... Jason Stearns 23, farm laborer. Samantha had died April 1869.

1875 STATE CENSUS of Lafayette, Onondga, NY (Page 2 & 3)... Enoch Evringham 73,... Vasta Evringham 65... no other details... did Enoch re-marry after Samantha's death? This was just over a year before his death. This census is not detailed enough and I find no other newspaper or marriage records.

information from research of historian J. Roy Dodge, 1991
"On May 27, 1830 Enoch Everingham, who had removed to the town of Manlius with one of his older brothers, returned to LaFayette. He purchased sixty acres, adjacent to his brother's old home, on lot #91. This was a mortgage foreclosure by decree of the Master of Chancery, Abijah Yelverton, against Frederick and Rufus Freeman. (Bk. UU P.51) Upon this acreage Enoch lived from 1830 and in the year 1844, or so it is said, built the large house still standing thereon. "

other research of Kevin Everingham of MI, 2013:
Tully Independent, March 22, 1973 ... "Mr & Mrs. Clay Smith, who moved into their new home on Alexander's Hill last summer managed to get electricity into their house on February 1st after seven months without it. Old Enoch Everingham, who has been dead these last ninety-five years, would have felt right at home but that is about all he would have recognized on the west side hill of his former farm where the Smith's new house stands."

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