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Eli Milton Race

Male 1831 - 1920  (88 years)


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  • Name Eli Milton Race 
    Born 20 July 1831  Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Died 1920  Gorham, Ontario County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Nettle Valley Cemetery, Potter Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • E. Milton’s first name, perhaps Eli, is difficult to make out in the Bible record.

      In the 1855 Columbia County NY Census, Milton is not listed with the rest of the family. Instead, he is listed as being 24, and a servant at the farm of David Rhoda.

      Genealogical Gleanings Abstracted from the “Yates County Chronicle” edited by Dianne Stenzel, Bowie MD: Heritage Books, 1992.
      Milton Race and Mary Jane Barret, both of Potter, Yates Co., were married 21 Nov 1861 by Rev. B.F. Bradford, in Penn Yan, Yates Co. (28 Nov 1861)

      1865 New York Census. Potter Township, District 2, Yates County
      Milton E. Race, 33, b. Columbia Co., 1 marriage, laborer
      Mary J. Race, 21, wife, b. Yates Co., 2 children 1 marriage
      Harriet Race, 6 months, child, b. Yates Co.

      1870 Federal Census. Potter, Yates County, New York
      Roll 1120, page 585A.
      Post Office Rushville
      Melton Race, 39, farm laborer, $600 personal estate
      Mary Jane Race, 26, keeping house
      Hattie Race, 5
      Dora M. Race, 3
      All four were born in New York.

      1875 New York Census. Potter, Yates County
      E. Milton Race, 43, b. Columbia Co., farmer
      Mary Jane Race, 31, wife, b. Yates Co.
      Hattie Race, 10, daughter, b. Yates Co.
      Dora M. Race, 8, daughter, b. Yates Co.
      Herbert B. Race, 4, son, b. Yates Co.
      Mary Mirtie Race, 2 1/4, daughter, b. Yates Co

      1880 Federal Census. Potter, Yates County, New York
      Roll 949, page 506D
      Milton Race, 48, farmer
      Mary J. Race, 36, wife, keeping house
      Hattie Race, 15, daughter, at school
      Dora M. Race, 13, daughter, at school
      Hurbert Race, 9, son, at school
      Mertie Race, 7, daguther, at school
      Lizzie Race, 3, daughter
      All were born in New York as were their parents.

      1892 New York Census. Potter, Yates County
      Milton Race, 61, laborer
      Mary J. Race, 49
      Dora Race, 25, laborer
      Herbert Race, 22,
      Mertie Race, 19
      Lizzie Race, 15
      Glennis Race, 9

      1900 Federal Census. Potter, Yates County, New York
      Roll 1179, page 5B
      Milton Race, head, b. Jul 1831, 68, m. 38 years, farmer
      Mary J. Race, wife, b. Sep 1842, 57, m. 38 years, 8 children, 6 living
      They and their parents were born in New York.

      1905 New York Census. Potter, Yates County, New York
      Milton Race, 73, head, day laborer
      Mary J. Race, 62, wife, housework
      Glen Race, 21, son, day laborer

      1910 Federal Census. Rochester Ward 19, Monroe County, New York
      Roll 990, page 2B
      Milton Race, head, 78, widowed, married 50 years, at home
      Dora M. Race, daughter, 43, clerk, bakery
      Both were born in New York as were their parents.

      1912 Rochester City Directory
      Dora M Race, clerk 275 Monroe av, b 259 do
      E Milton Race, h259 Monroe av

      1915 Federal Census. Rochester Ward 14, Monroe County
      114 Field Street
      Milton Race, head, 84,
      Dora Race, daughter, 48, bakery
      Theodore Barter, boarder, 74

      1916 Rochester City Directory
      Dora M. race rem to Stanley
      E Milton Race rem to Stanley

      In 1920, Milton was living with his daughter Mertie DePew’s family in Gorham. [2]
    Person ID I18845  Schirado
    Last Modified 29 May 2015 

    Father John W. Race,   b. 22 February 1803, Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 June 1869, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Margaretha Thompson,   b. 1807, Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1884, Croton Township, Newaygo County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 78 years) 
    Married about 1825 
    Family ID F4786  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mary Jane Barrett,   b. 15 September 1842, Jerusalem, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 November 1908, Potter Center, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 21 November 1861  Penn Yan, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eva J. Race,   b. about 1863, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 October 1864, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    +2. Hattie Race,   b. December 1864, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age ~ 87 years)
     3. Dora M. Race,   b. November 1866, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965  (Age ~ 98 years)
     4. Herbert B. Race,   b. about 1871, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Merta Mary Race,   b. June 1873, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967  (Age ~ 93 years)
    +6. Elizabeth M. Race,   b. about 1878, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Glen Milton Race,   b. 12 November 1884, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 August 1952, Penn Yan, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Family ID F4797  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S520] Yates County Office of Public History.

    2. [S360] John W. Race’s bible (Copy of original record) kept by Walter M. Race.


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