- Born: 11 Aug 1778, Claverack, Columbia Co., NY 591,592
- Christened: 6 Sep 1778, Claverack, Columbia Co., NY 593
- Marriage (1): Jonathan Dubois about 1801
- Died: 28 Feb 1862, Saratoga County, NY at age 83
FamilySearch ID: G3CH-7DB.
1802/4: E. Greenbush DRC records indicated that she was the mother of Peggy, b. 1802 and Charity, b. 1804 (Vital Records of the East Greenbush Reformed Church, East Greenbush, Rensselaer County, NY (Arthur C.M.Kelly, Kinship, Rhinebeck, New York, 1994)
and a Nassau DR record showing that she was the mother of John Roraback, 1806.
1806: Father's will; £8, 10
See the notes on her husband, Jonathan DuBois. In all of material in Mott, Elizabeth is considered to be the ancestor of Charity DuBois Porter -> Harriet Lavinia Porter Mott -> Wesley Mott -> Mayhew Mott, but this is brought into question by the actual dates of Catharine Ham DuBois' death and the baptism records of Jonathan's first two children. (See the remarks on Jonathan DuBois)
Elizabeth Ham's parentage has been determined by the baptism records of 1778 of the Claverack Dutch Reformed church and the will of her father, written in 1806. While no record of the marriage exists, the lineage is quite clear from letters written by her sister-in-law in 1867 (see the notes on her husband) and other letters. One of the confusions in this family is that her brother, Conradt, married her husband's sister Elizabeth - so she and her sister in law swapped last names. 339
Looks like the only newspaper in the area in the 1860s would be the Ballston Journal which The Ballston Spa Library has on microfilm: https://bspl.sals.edu/special-collections/
There is a probate record (Administration) for August 1, 1862 which says she was a resident of Ulster County prior to her death: https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/8800/images/005526482_00292?pId=5830923
Says will is attached.
Vol W-X, 1862-1865 has a Mary Dubois (138)
General Index: shows a will for (1856) Elizabeth Dubois in Ledger T, page 130:
The information on file with the DuBois Family Association has the death date of Elizabeth Ham DuBois as 2-29-1862. My genealogy software won't accept that date, and according to the encyclopedia, leap years only occur in years evenly divisible by 4, which 1862 is not. I doubt that there was a Feb. 29th in 1862, although, for other reasons, it was a long year.
Ancestry.com index: Births and Baptisms Eastern Region:
Baptism Date: 06 Sep 1778
Father: Conrad Ham
Mother: Christina Streit
Item #: 1096
Sponsor: James Van Deusen; Elisabeth Smit
Birth Date: 11 Aug 1778 Baptism Record of Reformed Church: Claverack, (Columbia County) Reformed Church 1727-1899
• Census: Federal, 28 Sep 1850, Milton, Saratoga Co., NY. Age 70 with John DuBois
• residence, 28 Sep 1850, Milton, Saratoga Co., NY. 590 Age 72 with wife Elizabeth.
In the household of a scythe maker, William Hughs and his wife Rosanna
Shows a Real Estate value of 2500 which is somewhat substancial
Elizabeth married Jonathan Dubois, son of Cornelius Dubois and Charity Griffin, about 1801. (Jonathan Dubois was born 10 Apr 1778, christened in Fishkill, NY, died 27 Jul 1851 in Saratoga County, NY and was buried in Rock City Cem., Milton Twn., Saratoga Co., NY.)