Francis QUENETT
Eleanor ROBINSON

Husband:  Francis QUENETT
Birth:  Abt 1784, Canada
Death:  18 Sep 1876, Milan, Monroe Co., Michigan
Burial: 
Father:
Mother:

Marriage:  Abt 1809, New York  

Wife:  Eleanor ROBINSON
Birth:  Abt 1792, New York City, New York Co., New York
Death:  Aft 1860, Livingston Co., New York
Burial:
Father:
Mother:

Children:
1. (Female) QUENETT, b: abt 1810, New York 
2.
(Female) QUENETT, b: 1811/1820, New York
3. Archibald R. QUENETT, b: Abt 1819, Mt. Pleasant, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania
4. Harry Lewis QUENETT, b: Abt 1825, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York
5. Alexander Francis QUENETT, b: Aug 1828, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York
6. George W. QUENETT, b: Abt 1831, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York
7. Mary Marcella QUENETT, b: 14 Feb 1836, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York
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Notes:
The 1855 state census indicated both Francis and Eleanor were born in New York City while most other records indicate he was born in Canada.  New York City is possibly where they met and married.

        1810 Federal Census Data (M252_0032, Page 0221), New York City Ward 8, New York Co., New York

 NAME

Males

Males

Males

Males

Males

Females

Females

Females

Females

Females

 

<10

10-15

16-25

26-44

45+

<10

10-15

16-25

26-44

45+

 QUINETT, Francis

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

Indicates:

 

 

 

 

Number/ Sex

Age

Therefore Born

Inferred

 

 1 Male

16 - 25

1785 1794

  =  Francis            (b: 1784)

 

 1 Female

< 10

1800 1810

  =  unknown

 

 1 Female

16 - 25

1785 1794

  =  Eleanor           (b: 1793)

 

Francis and Eleanor moved to Wayne County, Pennsylvania sometime after 1810 where Francis purchased land in Mount Pleasant Township. See (land record) for more information.

1820 Federal Census Data (M33_0112, Page 51), Mount Pleasant Twp., Wayne Co., Pennsylvania

 NAME

Males

Males

Males

Males

Males

Males

Females

Females

Females

Females

Females

 

<10

10-15

16-18

16-25

26-44

45+

<10

10-15

16-25

26-44

45+

 QUENET, Francis

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

1

1

0

0

Indicates:

 

 

 

Number/ Sex

Age

Therefore Born

Inferred

 1 Male

< 10

1810 1820

  =  Archibald       (b: 1819) 

 1 Male

26 - 44

1776 1794

  =  Francis          (b: 1784)

 1 Female

< 10

1810 1820

  =  Unknown

 1 Female

10 - 15

1805 1810

  =  Unknown

 1 Female

16 - 25

1795 1804

  =  Eleanor          (b: 1793)

It is thought that they left Pennsylvania and moved to Sparta, New York before 1823.  Records have not yet been found to prove just when this happened. 

1840 Federal Census Data (M704_0294, Page 336), Sparta, Livingston Co., New York

 NAME

 

< 5

5-9

10-14

15-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90-99

 QUENETT, Francis

Males

1

1

2

0

1

0

1(0)

0(1)

0

0

0

0

 

Females

1

0

0

1

0

0

0(1)

1(0)

0

0

0

0

Indicates:

 

 

 

 

Number/ Sex

Age

Therefore Born

Inferred

 

 1 Male

< 5

1836 1840

  =  Unknown

 

 1 Male

5 9

1831 1835

  =  George              (b: 1833)

 

 2 Males

10 14

1826 1830

  =  Alexander          (b: 1828)
  =  Harry                 (b: 1825)

 

 1 Male

20 29

1811 1820

  =  Archibald           (b: 1819)

 

 1 Male

40 49
50-59

1791 1800
1781-1790

  =  Francis              (b: 1784)

 

 1 Female

< 5

1836 1840

  =  Mary                  (b: 1835)

 

 1 Female

15 19

1821 1825

  =  Unknown         

 

 1 Female

50 59
40-49

1781 1790
1791-1800

  =  Eleanor              (b: 1793)

 

It looks as though the stroke tally for Francis and Eleanor has been reversed; Francis should show 50-59 and Eleanor should show 40-49.

The family then  moved from Sparta, New York to Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York sometime after 1840.  They moved from Hornellsville to Andover, Allegany Co., New York around August of 1850 as they appear on the 1850 census for both areas:

1850 Federal Census Data (M432_0599, Page 388), Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York,
                                                                                                                        Enumeration Date: 29-Jul-1850, Family #437

 NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

 Occupation
or Trade

Real
Estate

POB

Attend
School

Cannot
R / W

D, D, B, I,
I, P, or C

 QUINETTE, Francis

65

M

W

 Farmer

$150

CAN

 

 

 

                   Ellen

57

F

W

 

 

NY

 

X

 

                   Archibald

30

M

W

 Farmer

 

NY

 

 

 

                   Ruth

27

F

W

 

 

NY

 

 

 

                   Prudence

2

F

W

 

 

NY

 

 

 

                   Alexander

23

M

W

 Farmer

 

NY

 

 

 

                   George

19

M

W

 Farmer

 

NY

 

 

 

                   Mary

14

F

W

 

 

NY

X

 

 

                   Lorinda

26

F

W

 

 

NY

 

 

 

                   Eliza

2

F

W

 

 

NY

 

 

 

 DILDINE, Prudina

60

F

W

 

 

PA

 

 

 

               John

22

M

W

 Farmer

 

NY

 

 

 

               Joseph

21

M

W

 Farmer

 

NY

X

 

 

               Sarah

18

F

W

 

 

NY

X

 

 

               Robert

13

M

W

 

 

NY

X

 

 

Quenett is spelled Quinette.  Ruth is Archibald's Wife and Prudence is his daughter.  Lorinda is Harry's wife and Eliza is his daughter.  Harry is not listed and may have died by this time.  Ruth & Lorinda's Mother and siblings are listed as living with Francis and Eleanor's family.

1850 Federal Census Data (M432_0499, Page 128), Andover, Allegany Co., New York,
                                                                                                                   Enumeration Date: 4-Sep-1850, Family #216 & #217

 NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

 Occupation
or Trade

Real
Estate

POB

Attend
School

Can’t
R / W

D, D, B, I,
I, P, or C

 QUENETT, Francis

65

M

W

 Butcher

$300 

CAN

 

 

 

                 Eleanor

61

F

W

 

 

NY

 

X

 

                 Archibald

30

M

W

 Farmer

 

PA

 

 

 

                 Alexander

21

M

W

 Farmer

 

NY

 

 

 

                 George

19

M

W

 Farmer

 

NY

X

 

 

                 Mary

15

F

W

 

 

NY

X

 

 

 (Separate  Family #)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 QUENETT, Prudence (Ruth)

28

F

W

 

 

NY

 

 

 

                 Ruth (Prudence)

2

F

W

 

 

NY

 

 

 

                 Lorinda

25

F

W

 

 

NY

 

 

 

                 Eliza

2

F

W

 

 

NY

 

 

 

Ruth & Prudence's Names are reversed in error.

1855 State Census Data, Scio, District 2, Allegany Co., New York    Enumeration Date: 26-Jun-1855, Family #250

 NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

Relation

 Occupation
or Trade

POB

County of Birth

Time Lived in Area

 QUENETT, Francis

73

M

W

 Head 

 Sawyer 

NY

NY City

1 year

                  Eleanor

63

F

W

 Wife

 

NY

NY City

1 year

 TIBBS, Michael                

32

M

W

 Son L

 

NY

Allegany

20 years

             Mary

19

F

W

 Daughter

 

NY

Livingston

1 year

             Infant  (Emma)

2m

F

W

 G Daughter

 

NY

Allegany

2 months

In this census, Francis is listed as being born in New York City.  His daughter and her family are living with them.

1860 Federal Census Data (M653_778, Page 171), Avon, Livingston Co.,
New York
                                                                                                               Enumeration Date: 26-Jun-1860, Family #228

NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

Occupation
Or Trade

Real
Estate

Per.
Estate

POB

Attend
School

Can’t
R / W

D, D, B, I, I, P, or C

 QUINETTE, Francis

70

M

W

 Wagon Maker

--- 

--- 

NY

 

 

 

                   Ellen

64

F

W

 Housewife

 

 

NY

 

 

 

Again, Quenett is spelled Quinette and, again,  Francis is shown as being born in New York instead of Canada. 

By 1870, Eleanor had died and Francis is living with their daughter, Mary, and her family in Iowa. 

His son, Archibald, had moved his family to Michigan and that may have been who Francis was living with when he died. His death record on file in Monroe County, Michigan states:
    Name:  Francis Qunett        Date of Death:  Sept. 18, 1876      Age:  96 years 4 months
    Sex: Male                              Marriage:  Widower                       Occupation:  Farmer
    Place of Death:  Milan Twp., Monroe Co., Michigan                   Birthplace:  Canada
    Disease:  Old Age               
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Sources:
1) Death - Husband:  Monroe County Michigan Vital Statistics - Deaths, Vol. A, Page 95, Loc. File #1876-E835

2) Property:  Wayne County Pennsylvania Land Records, Deed Book 5, Pages 44 & 45