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Family of Samuel Newell HAVENS and Sarah H VEAZIE

Samuel Newell HAVENS b. 1846~1847 at Pennsylvania1848. d. bef 1900380.
Sarah H VEAZIE b. 1844~ Jan1838 at New York1838. d. 1912 May 151857 at the home of her sister Mrs A H Burt, Ithaca, NY2804. bd. Woodlawn Cem., Elmira, NY1857.

Married1847 1868~1847.

The marriage year for Sewell and Sarah is estimated from the age of their oldest child (1 year old in 1870).

Newell appears variously as "Newell S," "S Newell," "S N," and most combinations thereof. Newell lived with his parents in 1850 and 1860. About 1868, Newell married Sarah H Veazie, the daughter of Thomas and Julia (Yates) Veazie. Perhaps 8 years earlier, Newell's sister Mary had married who was to be Newell's father-in-law. Interestingly, none of the many newspaper articles found regarding the Veazies and Havens mention this unusual relationship. In 1870, Newell, Sarah, and son Clarence Havens are living in the household of Thomas and Mary (Newell's sister) Veazie and their daughter (Sarah's sister) Anna. Clarence Havens is age 1. In 1875, Newell S N Havens, wife Sarah H, and sons Clarence and Harry, were living in the household of Thomas and Mary Veazie. Newell, age 29, born in Pennsylvania, was an hotel clerk. In 1877, S N Havens became F G Churchill's partner2799 in the Wellsboro (PA) Gazette newspaper. Also noting that event, the Corning (NY) Journal (, May 17, 1877, noted that "Newell Havens, late of the 'Pickwick' Restaurant in this village, has purchased the Wellsboro Gazette establishment." In 1880 in Wellsboro1848, PA, S N Havens, age 33, listed as editor of the Wellsboro Gazette, has in his household his wife Sarah, their sons Clarence, Harry and Thomas, a servant, and Newell's mother Fannie. In 1881, Havens sold2799 his interest in the newspaper to Herbert Huntington. The Havana Journal, Sat, Nov 19, 1881 ( reported that S N Havens, having sold his interest in the Wellsboro Gazette, had leased and would run the Seymour House at Blossburg, PA. By 1884, Newell had apparently moved back to Corning as he is mentioned in an article2802 as "formerly of Corning, Wellsboro and Blossburg." That article relates the event of a man attacking a young woman, trying to throw her out of a fourth story window at the Armory of the 26th Separate Company. The Company, which was drilling at the Armory, ran up the stairs and stopped the attack. The man was Havens, who had been drinking heavily for several days, he had met the girl at Wellsboro several years previously, and he and the girl had been quarreling. Havens admitted that he had neglected his family "much of late." That article also mentioned that Havens had "lately" rented the hotel in Pine City [NY, near Elmira] and was running it. As a result of the incident, both Havens and the girl were arrested, each fined $10 and spent the night in jail. Newell likely died prior to 1890, in which year he doesn't seem to appear in records and wife Sarah is running a boarding house1735 in Elmira. In 1900, Sarah Havens is listed as a widow.

Sarah was born ~1844, as in 1850 she is enumerated as age 6. In 1860: age 15 (b ~1845). In 1870, age 23 (b ~1847). In 1875, age 29 (b ~1846). In 1880, age 35 (b ~1845). In 1900, age 49, b Jan 1851. In 1910, age 59 (b ~1851). Sarah Havens listed1857 in the Woodlawn Cem., Elmira, is listed as age 63 and the time of her death, May 15, 1912 (b ~1849). The birthdate given herein is a combination of the 1850 census information, in which she is age 4, and the 1900 census in which she lists her birthdate as Jan 1851. Sarah lived with her parents in 1850 and 1860. In 1870, she and husband Newell Havens are living in the household of her father and his second wife, Mary (Havens, Newell's sister). In 1890 and 1891, she lived1735 in Elmira, running a boarding house. In 1900 Sarah was a widow. Sometime after 1910, she moved to live with her sister, Anna Burt, in Ithaca, as she died2804 at Anna's home in 1912.

Child 1. Clarence

A death notice2806 mentions the decease of a son of "L. Newell Havens," of Blossburg, formerly of Corning. The Journal learned that the son's name was Clarence Vezie[sic] and he was about fourteen years old. In 1875, Clarence was enumerated as "Clarence V."

Child 2. Harry

Harry's middle name is assumed from mention of "Harry Gorden Havens" among the "heirs at law and next of kin" in a legal notice2803 for the estate of Mary J Veazie (Samuel Newell Havens sister). One wonders if Harry is the Harry Havens of whom the Elmira (NY) Daily Gazette and Free Press (, Mar 31, 1897, reports the trial for alleged burglary. The jury could not agree, the jury was dismissed, and the case turned over to the June term of county court for a second trial. That newspaper article mentions: "Thoughout the trial the widowed mother of the young prisoner" sat inside the witness railing, watching with intense interest the proceedings which might take her son from her. Harry Havens testified that he had stopped at the (apparently) site of the burglary on his way home, had fallen asleep in a chair, was awakened later by his mother and laid down on a bed. Mrs Sarah Havens, the devoted mother, the last witness called, related that her boy came home in a drunken stupor; she awakened him and he had laid down of the bed. The Elmira (NY) Telegram, July 4, 1897, reported that Harry Havens, in his second trial for the burglary, had been found not guilty. In 1900, Harry, single and occupation printer, was living with his mother and brother Thomas J Havens. Harry should not be confused with the Harry G Havens, born Aug 1871, NY, enumerated in Elmira in 1900, 1910, 1920, etc. In 1900, that Harry G Havens' father, William, is listed in the household. The 1912 obituary for Sarah Havens mentions surviving son Harry G Havens of Elmira.

Children of Samuel Newell HAVENS and Sarah H VEAZIE:

1. Clarence Veazie HAVENS1847 b. 1869~1847 at New York1847. d. 1882 Dec~2806.
2. Harry Gordon HAVENS1848 b. 1871 Oct380 at New York1848. d. after 19122804.
3. Thomas Jabez HAVENS1848 b. 1878 Mar 19221 at Wellsboro, PA1728.
md. 1) Rose Catherine HAVENS
md. 2) Minnie Elizabeth WOOD

207. 1910 Fed Census NY, Chemung Co., Elmira;
221. WW I Draft Registration Card;,
380. 1900 Fed Census NY, Chemung Co., Elmira;
1728. New York County Marriages, 1908-1935 (1847-1949, 1907-1936); (
1735. U. S. City Directories 1821-1989, 1822-1995;
1838. 1850 Fed Census NY, Yates Co., Benton;
1846. 1860 Fed Census NY, Ontario Co., Seneca;
1847. 1870 Fed Census NY, Steuben Co., Prattsburg;
1848. 1880 Fed Census PA, Tioga Co., Wellsboro;
1851. 1860 Fed Census NY, Steuben Co., Corning;
1852. 1850 Fed Census PA, Bradford Co., Ulster;
1857. NY, Elmira, Woodlawn Cem. Office Records 1888 to 1926;
2798. 1875 State Census NY, Monroe Co., Greece;
2799. Pennsylvania, Tioga Co., Papers and Proceedings, Volume 1, Tioga County (PA) Historical Society, 1906;
2802. Havens, S Newell, attacks girl in Elmira, Corning (NY) Journal, Feb 28, 1884;
2803. Veazie, Mary J, deceased, legal notice to kin; Binghamton (NY) Press, Tue, Sep 7, 1926;
2804. Obit - Havens, Sarah, Ithaca (NY) Daily News, Wed, May 15, 1912;
2806. Obit - Havens, Clarence Veazie, Corning (NY) Journal, Dec 14, 1882;