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Descendants of Joseph Place & Sarah Thornton | Footnote


1st Generation - Joseph Place & Sarah Thornton (not confirmed)

2nd Generation - Alfred & Elizabeth Place

3rd Generation - John Henry Place, Mary A. (1st m.) & Fannie Rifenberg/Rivenburg (2nd m.)

4th Generation - Willard Alfred Place & Melissa Jesse Hunt

5th Generation - George Henry Place & Mary Luella Richter


Census 1850 - 1860 - 1870 - 1880 - 1900 - 1910 - 1920 - 1930

Civil War



Notes: by D.R. “Doc” Young


1st Generation: (not confirmed)


Joseph Place, b. abt. 1754 & Sarah Thornton b. 1758




Abner b. 1779

Willard 1783, m. Phoebe, b. 1796




Alfred, b. abt. 1820

Willard, 1827, 

Jonas, 1829,

Abraham, 1832

Caroline 1837



2nd Generation:


Gggf: Alfred Place, b. abt. 1820, NY, m. abt. 1843

Gggm: Elizabeth, b. abt. 1820, NY




Morgan Place, b. abt. 1843

Mary Jane Place, b. abt. 1845

John Henry Place, b. abt. 1848

Charles Place, b. abt. 1853

Hannah M. Place, b. abt. 1858


3rd Generation

Ggf:  John H. Place, b. 1847, ? NY, d. 1919, buried at Trinity Church Cem. Lagrangeville, NY

1st. m. Mary A. Place, b. abt. 1851




William A. Place, b. abt. 1874
Annie J. Place, b. abt. 1875

Ggf: 2nd. m. *Fannie Rivenburgh/Rivenberg, b. 1867, NY, d. 1943, NY


1) Williard Alfred Place, b. 21 Dec 1888, d. 8 Aug 1965, buried Overlook Road Cemetery, Lagrangeville, N.Y.
2) Jenny M. Place, b. 1891-1975, buried Trinity Methodist Church, Lagrangeville, NY
3) Maggie M. Place, b. abt. 1895, buried Croton, NY, m. Nathaniel Emery, Children: Sarah & Elsworth
4) Minnie J. Place, b. abt. 1896, d. abt. 1952, buried Freedom Plains Presb. church/Lagrangeville, NY, m. John Hunt**, b. abt. 1883, d. abt. 1963.
5) Elmer B Place, b. 1898-1961, buried Trinity Methodist Church Cem. Lagrangville, NY, m. Rachael ?, children: Edwin Place, b. Wappingers Falls, NY

*Fannie's parents Abram Rifenberg and Mary Monfort Horton Rifenberg, b. 5 Sep 1827, NY?, d. 26 Oct 1915, NY, buried at Trinity Church Cemetery, Lagrangeville, NY.


Fannie's 2nd m. Charles Place, (brother of John H. Place) b. ?, where ?, d. ?, where.  And children of this marriage?  Which she should appear in the 1920 or 1930 census.


**John Hunt, is Melissa Jesse Hunt's brother.


4th Generation


GF: Willard Alfred Place, b. 29 Dec 1888, d. Feb. 8, 1965, Lagrangeville, NY, m. Melissa Jesse Hunt, b. 1891, New York, d. 1979, Poughkeepsie, NY.  Parents Cora Allen and James Hunt, born when and NY

Children of this marriage. 

Charles Alfred Place, b. 29 Sep 1914, Lagrangeville, NY, d. 1966, ?
James Edward Place, b. 28 Aug 1916 , Northeast, NY, d. 1965 ?
Fannie Elizabeth Place, b. 29 Oct 1918 , Northeast, NY, d. abt 1995 ?, m. Robert Pete Ferris, d. 1968
Lillian Emma Place, b. 23 Sep1919, Northeast, NY, d. 1999, ? m. William Robinson
Grace Emily Place, b. 25 Oct 1921, Stanfordville, NY, m. William (Billy) Cole, b. 19 Sep 1918.
George Henry Place, b. 31 Jul 1923, Stanfordville, N.Y., d. 10 Oct 2003, Poughkeepsie, NY
Willard Arthur Place, b. 27 Apr 1925, Poughkeepsie, NY, d. 27 Jan 1999, Rhinebeck, Dutchess, NY
Anna Mae Place, b. 25 Oct 1926, Poughkeepsie, NY, m. Vernon Tompkins, b. 18 Jun 1922
Mary Jane Place, b.  Oct 1928, Poughkeepsie, NY
Richard Oliver Place, b. 17 Dec 1929, Poughkeepsie, NY

Marion Adelaide Place, b. 24 Feb 1932, Poughkeepsie, NY, m. Walt Cronk, m. 2nd., Marvin Ong


Footnote: Willard & Melissa m. bet. 1913-1914



5th Generation


George Henry Place, b. 31 Jul 1923, Stanfordville, N.Y., d. 10 Oct 2003, Poughkeepsie, NY., m. Della ? 




Pamela Ann Place, b. 29 Nov 1958, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY

Wayne Allen Place, b. 12 Dec 1964, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY

2nd m. Mary Luella Richter, b. 14 Nov 1932, Poughkeepsie, NY living, m.? Mar 1958, CT, div. 1969.   Children of this marriage?


Notes: Mary Luella Richter, prior to marrying George Henry Place, m. Edward Rugar, children: Linda Susan Rugar, b. 27 Sep 1952.  Linda Susan Rugar, was adopted by George H. Place




1850 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate


Name: Alford Place, Blacksmith
Age: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1822
Birth Place: New York
Gender: Male
Home in 1850: Union Vale, Dutchess, New York




1860 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate

Alfred Place, 40, Blacksmith
Elizabeth Place, 40, b. abt. 1820



Morgan Place, 17
Mary Jane Place, 15
John Henry Place, 12
Charles Place, 7
Hannah M. Place, 2



1870 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate


Alfred Place, Blacksmith, Washington, Dutchess, NY abt 1820
Elizabeth Place, abt 1821
Charles Place, abt 1852
Hannah M Place, NY abt 1859
Susanetta Place, NY abt 1861

And also living with them as indexed is a Mary J. Harnes, age 24, and Luella Harnes, age 3.

Looking at 1860 on Alfred & Elizabeth, they have a daughter Mary Jane, b. abt. 1845.  Mary Jane married a Harnes and he must have died about the time Luella was b. abt. 1867.


John Place Stanford, Dutchess, NY abt 1849, living with Lornense Couse and family.



1880 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate


Name: Alfred Place
Home in 1880: Washington, Dutchess, New York
Age: 60
Estimated birth year: abt 1820
Birthplace: Ireland
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Elisabeth

Household Members:
Alfred Place, 60
Elisabeth Place, 57
Lulla Haines 13,  on the image it looks as if this is a granddaughter
Margaret Preston, 77
Hannah Velie, 60
Nettie Vail, 6


John H. Place, b. abt. 1848, Blacksmith, Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, New York

Mary A. Place, b. abt. 1851


William A. Place, b. abt. 1874
Annie J. Place, b. abt. 1875



1900 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate


This just shows you how far off a census taker can be


Name: John Haci, Blacksmith
Home in 1900: North East, Dutchess, New York
Age: 52
Estimated birth year: abt 1848
Birthplace: New York
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Lancy
Mother's name: Mary

Household Members:
John Haci 52, Blacksmith
Lancy Haci 31, 6 children born, 5 children living
Willard Haci 12
James Haci 8 (this is actually Jenny)
Maggie Haci 6
Minnie Haci 4
Elmer Haci 2
Mary Reffenburgh 60, mother (should be mother in law to head of household), 4 children born, 4 living




1910 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate

John H Plan, b. abt. 1848, North East, Dutchess, New York
Fanni B Plan, b. abt. 1868, 5 children born, 5 children living.



Williard A Plan, b. abt. 1889
Jeanice M Plan, b. abt. 1892
Maggie M Plan, b. abt. 1895
Murvin J Plan, b. abt. 1896
Elmer B Plan, b. abt. 1900



1920 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate

Name: Willard A Place
Home in 1920: North East, Dutchess, New York
Age: 31 years  Estimated birth year: abt 1889
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Milliser J
Father's Birth Place: New York
Mother's Birth Place: New York
Marital Status: Married  Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent 
Image: 899 

Household Members:
Willard A Place 31, laborer, Steam Railroad
Milliser J Place 28
Charles A Place, 5
James E Place, 3 4/12
Fannie E Place, 1 2/12
Lillian E Place, 3/12

Footnote: John H. Place, d. May 1919




1930 - note: all census are as indexed and may not be accurate

Name: William A Place (indexed as William not Willard)
Home in 1930: Stanford, Dutchess, New York
Age: 41
Estimated birth year: abt 1889
Birthplace: New York 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's name: Melissa J
Race: White

Household Members:
William A Place 41
Melissa J Place 39
James E Place, b. abt. 1917
Fanny E Place, b. abt. 1919
Lillian E Place, b. abt. 1920
Grace E Place, b. abt. 1922
George H Place, b. abt. 1924
Willard A Place, b. abt. 1925
Anna M Place, b. abt. 1927
Mary J Place, b. abt. 1928
Richard T Place, b. abt. 1930




Civil War Soldiers - 1861-1865


Name: John H. Place
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: New York
Regiment Name: 153 N.Y. Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 153rd Regiment, New York Infantry
Company: A
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M551 roll 112


Charles A. Place 13th Regiment, New York State Militia (3 months, 1861) Union New York
Charles E. Place 77th Regiment, New York Infantry Union New York
Charles Place 69th Regiment, New York Infantry Union New York
Charles A. Place 15th Regiment, New York Engineers Union New York






Name: Willard Alfred Place

City: Not Stated

County: Dutchess

State: New York

Birthplace: New York

Birth Date: 29 Dec 1888

Race: Caucasian (White)

Roll: 1712364

Draft Board: 2


To send the WWI Draft cards on Willard Sr. and Willard Jr.  will look for other siblings military records after focusing on census records.






Name: George H Place
Birth Year: 1923 
Race: White, citizen (White) 
Nativity State or Country: New York 
State: New York 
County or City: Dutchess 
Enlistment Date: 15 Jan 1943
Enlistment State: New York 
Enlistment City: Albany 
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 
Grade: Private 
Grade Code: Private 
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) 
Source: Civil Life
Education: 2 years of high school 
Civil Occupation: Aeronautical Engineer 
Marital Status: Single, with dependents 
Height: 65 
Weight: 126 


Charles A. Place, b. abt. 1915

James E. Place, b. abt. 1917

Willard Place, b. abt. 1925




Notes: (do not concern yourself with the notes as of yet, I am still working on Willard & Melissa)


The following are finds, not confirmed and may not be of your lineage, just possibilities.



1880 Mary E. Monfort, Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY abt 1840 New York  Sister
1880 Mary D. McCord  Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, NY abt 1809 New York  Self
1880 Abram Rivenburgh, parents William & Matilda, Rensselaerville, Albany, NY abt 1877 NY


1900 Fanny A Place, Charles B, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island abt 1872, RI
1910 Fannie A Place, Charles B, East Providence, Providence, RI abt 1872, RI
1920 Fannie Place, Charles, Providence Ward 3, Providence, Rhode Island abt 1873, RI

1930 Fannie Place, Charles, Stanford, Dutchess, NY abt 1872 

1930 - Willard Rivenburgh, Florence D, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, NY abt 1887, NY head


RI births


Gertrude A Place    Charles B Place,  Fannie A Place,  23 Aug 1894

Charles G Place    Charles B Place,  Fannie A Place,  26 Nov 1905




Fannie Place, 9 Jan 1888, Mar 1968, Freeport, Nassau, New York 

Fannie Place, 18 Sep 1882, Jan 1969, Delphos, Allen, Ohio


Indiana Marriage


William D Craig, Fannie M Place, 11 Apr 1888, Cass Co.



ID# 69-2008

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