Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lets have a scavenger hunt.
Which Weatherwax was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for service to the U.S.?
Which Weatherwax worked as a member of the U.S. Secret Service and then as a member of the C.I.A.?
Which Weatherwax is credited with the sinking of a Russian Submarine during the Cold War?

Answers will be posted next week.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hazlett P. Weatherwax Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

A Brief Bio of Hazlett Paul Weatherwax.

Born 25 Oct 1907 in Honolulu Hawaii (Territory) to Charles S. Weatherwax and Agnes M. Bookstover. His father migrated to Hawaii (Territory) on 7 Nov 1891 traveling from San Francisco CA onboard the S.S. Australia. The passenger manifest indicates he was a Photographer.
Hazlett grew up in Hawaii and attended St. Louis College in Honolulu prior to his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1927. He attended Annapolis and graduated in June of 1931 with the Commission of Ensign U.S. Navy.
His first duty station was on the Destroyer USS Childs. In 1932 he was transferred to the USS Leary.
Then reassigned to the Battleship Mississippi as a Division officer. From 1937 through 1939 he studied Ordnance and Engineering at the US Naval Postgraduate school at Annapolis, MD. When World War II broke out he was stationed aboard the USS Alexander Dallas.
In March of 1942 he was assigned to the Fore River Yards of Bethlehem Steel Company in Massachusetts. He reported to assist in the fitting out and commissioning of the Battleship USS Massachusetts (BB-59) As a member of the original crew he became what is know in the Navy as a "Plankowner" After shakedown operation Massachusetts departed for French Morocco, where "Mamie" participated in the action at Casablanca. After being damaged Mamie returned to the U.S. for repairs and was then reassigned to the Pacific Fleet and took part in operations against the IJA/IJN at Russell Island, Munda, New Georgia, Solomon Islands and the Gilbert Islands.

Hazlett served in many other Commands and positions in the U.S. Navy. He is the highest ranking member of the Weatherwax family within the U.S. Military. He was promoted to Rear Admiral on July 18,1958. He would continue to serve in many different capacities until July 1,1966 when he retired from the U.S. Navy. He retired to his home on the Potomic River in Alexandria,VA. Less than a year later he would die of a heart attack while working on his boat.
From 1711 when our immigrant ancestor Johan Henrich C. Wiederwach volunteered for the Militia in the Palatines to Canada campaign until present day our family  has fought and died for future generations to preserve our nation for all Americans. In every Armed conflict of War there have been Weatherwax family members ready to defend and protect our nation, and today many still serve proudly preserving our family heritage in service to our country.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Will of Myron B. Wetherwax

Rensselaer county Will book116,pages 543-547

The last will and testament of Myron B. Wetherwax late of the town of North Greenbush in the county of Rensselaer deceased together with the proofs thereof as a will of real and personal estate. Recorded March 4th 1887

Will delivered to Alfred S. Lape June 12,1888

The Last Will and testament of Myron B. Wetherwax

I Myron B. Wetherwax of the town of North Greenbush county of Rensselaer and state of New York being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my ladt Will and Testament as follows:

1st I give and bequeath unto each and every one of my daughters that are single and unmarrried a house and support on my premises so long as they remain single as long as they shall choose to remain there and perform reasonable services for my estate which house and support I make an incumbrance upon my real estate.

2nd I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Betsy H. Wetherwax the use and natural income of all my personal and real estate for the purpose of keeping my family together and subject to the above incumbrances until my son Samuel shall arrive at the age of twenty one years.

3rd I give and bequeath to my daughter Ida May Wetherwax five hundrd dollars to be paid to her by my executors hereinafter named as soon after my death as she shall arrive at the age of twenty one years.

4th I give and bequeath to my daughter Ester C. Wetherwax the sum of five hundred dollars to be paid to her by my executor when she shall arrive at the age of twenty one years.

5th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elva Frances the like sum of five hundred dollars to be paid to her by my said executors when she shall arrive at the age of twenty one years which is considered by me to make them equal with the five hundred dollars heretofor paid to each of my three oldest daughters by myself.

6th I give divise and bequeath all the rest of residue and remainder of all my real estate and personal estate after paying the above legacies (subject however to the foregoing mentioned incumbrances of support of those my said daughters that are single if any there be) to my son Samuel Wetherwax when he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years to have and hold the same forever. And in case he orany of my three daughters last named shall not live until they shall arrive at the age of twenty one years and leaving no hiers then I direct that the sums they would have if living be equally divided between my heirs that are their living or to their heirs to have and to hold the same forever.

And lastly I do hereby constitue and appoint my said wife Betsy H. Wetherwax Exeutrix and my brother Andrew Wetherwax and my friend Sylvester J. Craver Executors of this my last Will and Testament whom I do hereby appoint Guradians of my minor children if any impower them to have full control of all of my personal and real estate to till cultivate let or rent said real estate and pay the income thereof to my said wife as before mentioned until my said son Samuel shall arrive at the age of twenty one years and should these not be sufficient money to pay the forgoing legacies as the shall become due then I direct my Executors to raise the deficiency by bond and mortgage or otherwise on my ral estate. In witness whereof I have herunto set my hand and seal the sixteenth day of April in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty.

             Myron B. Wetherwax l.s.

The above instrument was at the date thereof signed sealed and declared and published by the said Myron B. Weatherwax as and for his last Will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in presende of each other have subscribed our name as witness hereto.

Wm. Morel West Sandlake Rensselar co NY

Youth Yanalake Renss co NY Edgar Y. Yhter

Albert O. Fellows West Sandlake Rens co NY


Whereas I Myron B. Wetherwax have heretofore made my lat Will and testamenr date April 16,1880, Now I make this instrument as a codicil to said last Will and testament and to be taken as a part thereof. In and by virtue of my said Will  I did among other things therein contained constitute and appoint my brother Andrew Wetherwax and my friend Sylvester J. Craver executors of my said Will. Now I revoke the appointment of the said Andrew Wetherwax and Sylvester J. Craver as such Eexcutors and appoint my son inlaw Alfred H. Lape and my son inlaw George P. Lape executors in their stead. Retifying and confirming my said Will in all other respects. I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of October in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty four.

                                                                        Myron B. Wetherwax l.s.


Edgar J.L.Yhter

Albert O. Fellows

The above Will when probated on March 4,1887 indicated the following:

Betsy H. Wetherwax Executrix

Alfred H. Lape and Goerge P. Lape Executors

Mary E. Lape heir  (minor)

Esther Wickes Frankie Wetherwax heir (minor)

Samuel B. Wetherwax heir (minor)

Alexander B. Slocum guardien of minor heirs

Transcribers notes:

Myron Burton Wetherwax b: 9 Aug 1829;d:23 Jan 1887;bur:Elmwood Cem. Sandlake NY

his wife was Elizabeth H. Tabor b:8 Jun 1832;d:18 May 1908;bur:Elmwood Cem. Sandlake NY

Samuel Burton Wetherwax b:10 Apr 1875;d:21 Jan 1945;bur Elmwood Cem. Sandlake NY

he married: Lillie May Coons

Esther C. Wetherwax b:4 May 1867; d:16 Oct 1892;bur: Elmwood Cem. Sandlake NY

she married: Frank Wicks

Ida May Wetherwax b:19 Jan 1863;d:9 Nov 1926

she married: Howard  B. Holsapple

Elva Frances Wetherwax b:7 Jun 1873;d:30 Apr 1943;bur: Elmwood Cem Sandlake NY

she married: Henry Heger

Amy T. or G. Wetherwax b:10 Feb 1854;d:25 Aug 1920;bur: Elmwood Cem. Sandlake

she married: George Peter Lape (executor of Myron Will)

There was a total of ten children born to Myron B. and  Elizath H. Wetherwax

twin daughters: Harriet and Charlotte b:1853,d:1853

                                 Martha Janet b:1865;d:1865


Friday, October 11, 2013

Gertrude A. Weatherwax (nee Lussier) wife of Clarence E. Weatherwax ((deceased) died on Saturday October 5,2013 after a brief illness.She was born March 27,1924 in Westfield, MA. She was the daughter of Emory J. Lussier and Eva Mae Venslette. Her husband died in 1998. She is survived by one sister Burnadette Lussier of Becket,MA. Sons: Wayne E. Weatherwax of Westfield, MA, Edward R. Weatherwax of GA..and  6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I am working on the Weatherwax family Military history from the American Revolution to present day. I would like any Weatherwax military service information you may wish to share for my next book. I have most of the family Military history up to World War I. However a small bio with each individuals service, awards, and campaigns would add to the updated family history. From lowest private to Rear Admiral Hazelett P. Weatherwax the family has served in almost every War or Campaign. Some info on WWII and Korea has already been collected, but more from WWII until present day is needed. You may email me directly or post on this site

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The research on the Weatherwax Ancestral land purchased by Andreas Weatherwax in 1765 continues. Right now I do know that his son Martinus or Martin Weatherwax sold the farm he inherited from his father to James Brookins. Deeds found in Troy NY this summer indicate that in November 1792 Martin Weatherwax sold 185 acres of land for 600 pounds colonial money. This land was located along the Main road in Schaghticoke. Today this is NY Rte.40 located between Speigletown and Melrose. Since both Martinus and his brother Hannes both owned property with deed records originating in Albany co NY, and later deed records located in Rensselaer co NY. This pretty much is convincing proof that the original lands were in the Schaghticoke area, not at the Tomahannock Reservoir. It appears that the research cited in my book by R. Arthur Johnson (deceased) contains errors in actual location of these lands. Additionally Petrus or Peter Weatherwax is buried in the Brookins Family cemetery on NY Rte.40. I visited his grave this summer. The Cemetery is on a hillside on Rte. 40. The location of the Brookins family cemetery is adjacent to what was known locally as the Brookins family home . The Brookins family lands passed on to his son Wooster Brookins.
The sale of the property by Martin Weatherwax in Nov of 1792 matches with his migration to Clinton co NY by 1794 where he purchased a 300 acres farm adjoining his brother David Weatherwax's 300 acre farm. Also joining the migration was Benjamin Weldon and his wife. The Weldon's and Weatherwax's were members of Gilead Lutheran Church where their children were baptized. And Benjamin Weldon's wife was Hannah Goewey the sister of Martin Weatherwax's wife Elizabeth Goewey. When Martins wife Elizabeth died abt 1800 he remained widowed until 1805. When Benjamin Weldon died in 1803, Martin was appointed executor of Benjamin's estate. In 1805 Martin married Hannah Goewey. Marriage records were found in the records of First Lutheran church of Albany for the 1805 marriage

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


 The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930

Ten generations of the descendants of Henrich C. Wiederwachs Hunters list #809

This is a sourced and documented genealogy covering all lines of descent from our common immigrant ancestor. This book is a 6"x9" format; Smyth binding on 60lb acid free paper. The book weighs a hefty 3.5 lbs.The book includes a short Palatine history. Early family migration and land information, known spelling variations; family records including: transcriptions of early family Bibles, Wills, Deeds and related Probate documents.

 The Ten Generation Family Journal report is 752 pages long and includes documentation within the Journal report covering over 6,000 direct descendants. There are 27 pages of separate source references; and the All Name index of 90 pages with over 18,000 names including all known or found spelling variations. Total page length of this book is 959 pages.


This is a limited Edition press run


Title: The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930

Ten Generations of the descendants of Henrich Weatherwax a Palatine Immigrant

ISBN: 0-89725-879-7

LIB. Congress: 2010922439


Published by: Penobscot Press, Rockland, ME.

6"x9" format, Smythe binding on acid free 60 lb paper


Price: $55.00 per copy ppd. via media mail

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