Delmarsh Family
of Inlet

This is NOT intended to be a COMPLETE record. It is however, a study of this family taken primarily from sources available online on various free and fee sites. Everything in this compilation should be checked against primary sources, where available, for the best accuracy.

Although Inlet, as a town, did not exist during the Civil War years and likely had few inhabitants in the area that later became Inlet, there were Civil War veterans who later moved into Inlet and thus have connections with this part of our county! George Delmarsh came from Lewis county in the late 1800s and is found in Inlet as early as 1899. He thus resided in the area prior to the town's formation and his descendants lived there long after.

Helerry? Delmarsh was born in France about 1811. In 1850 he is living in Turin, Lewis county, NY. He married Catharine who was born about 1823 in France. Perhaps his name should be the French given name of Hilaire (Eli in English).

Census Records:
1850 Turin, Lewis, NY: farmer

  Helerry? Delmarsh and Catharine had the following children:
    1.  George F. Delmarsh, b. about 1840
    2.  Maryane? Delmarsh, b. about 1843
    3.  Mary Delmarsh, b. about 1848

1.  George F. Delmarsh was born Jul 1840 in NY. He was married about 1867 to Mary Van Arnam who was born Jun 1842 in NY. She was the daughter of William C. Van Arnam (b. Jun 1810)who is found in the 1900 census with George and his family.

Civil War Service:
Enlisted as a Private on 02 August 1862 at at Martinsburg, NY at the age of 23
Enlisted in Company A, 6th Battn Heavy Artillery Regiment New York on 11 September 1862.
Transferred to Company I, 5th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York on 31 December 1862.
Mustered out Company I, 5th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York on 24 June 1865 in Harper's Ferry, WV

Civil War Pension records:
Filed for pension 17 July 1882 from NY.
Appl. #440500, Cert. #885700?
Widow (Mary S. Delamarsh) filed 28 July 1913 from NY.
Appl. #1011890, Cert. #765113

"History of Hamilton County," Ted Aber and Stella King, 1965:

  • By now the Fourth Lake area was undergoing rapid growth. Hotels had sprouted up in rapid succession as summer vacationists moved in. Stores were opened. On June 7, 1900, a post office was established with George F. Delmarsh as postmaster. [until 22 Oct 1909]
  • 1899: George F. Delmarsh, ballot clerk for the first election in District No. 2
  • 1901: G. F. Delmarsh, ballot clerk

    Census Records:
    1860 Greig, Lewis, NY: farm laborer (residing with Elisha Schoolcroft?)
    1870 Greig, Lewis, NY: works on farm
    1880 Greig, Lewis, NY: farmer
    1900 Morehouse, Hamilton, NY: postmaster
    1910 Inlet, Hamilton, NY: retired

      George F. Delmarsh and Mary S. Van Arnam had the following children:
        1.1.  Katherine Grace Delmarsh, b. 1867, d. 1944 (single? - buried
                Riverview Cemetery, Old Forge, but can't find her in any
                census records after 1880)
        1.2.  Archibald George Delmarsh, b. Jun 1870 in NY, d. 1948
        1.3.  Eri Scott Delmarsh, b. 14 Oct 1880 in NY

    1.2.  Archibald G. Delmarsh was born Jun 1870 in NY and died in 4 Oct 1948. He was married about 1900 to Laura Marie Kirch who was born 1878 in NY and died in 1934. They are both buried in Riverview Cemetery in Old Forge, NY.

    History of Hamilton County, by Ted Aber and Stella King, 1965:

  • Sep 5, 1899: Arch G. Delmarsh (Democrat) was an inspector of election for Election District No. 2.
  • 1900: A.G. Delmarsh, inspector of election
  • 1905: Archie G. Delmarsh, 34, manager of Cedar Island House and guide
  • 1915: Archibald Delmarsh, 44, had taken over Rocky Point (hotel) by 1915 and continued its operation until his death on October 4, 1948, when it was managed by his son, Archibald, Jr.
  • 1926: Archie G. Delmarsh, director of Inlet Golf Club (among others)
  • Nov 1930: Archibald Delmarsh of Inlet was appointed as a member of the newly created County Park Commission to serve without compensation.
  • 13 Jan 1931: on recommondation of the County Park Commission... a 660-foot toboggan slide was erected at the cost of $1,500 to hurl riders over the State highway and onto the surface of the lake. Simultaneously, the Old forge Electric Company and Archie G. Delmarsh gave the use of their land and buildings, without charge, for a skating rink.

    Brown's Tract Guides Association in 1907:
    Delmarsh A. G. Inlet

    Census Records:
    1910 Inlet, Hamilton, NY: landlord, summer hotel
    1920 Inlet, Hamilton, NY: hotel keeper?, keeping?
    1930 Old Forge village, Webb, Herkimer, NY: proprietor, hotel

      Archibald Delmarsh and Laura Kirch had the following children: 
        1.2.1.  Archibald G. Delmarsh, b. 1 Sep 1910 in NY, d. 31 Aug 2001,
                  last residence was in Grant Pass, Josephine, OR.
        1.2.2.  Mary Jane Delmarsh, b. about 1916 in NY, m. Seth Thomas

    1.3.  Eri Scott Delmarsh was born 14 Oct 1880 in NY and died in 27 Apr 1957. He was married about 1908 to Bertha M. Dekin who was born about 1884 in NY and died in 1933. They are both buried in Riverview Cemetery in Old Forge, NY.

    History of Hamilton County, by Ted Aber and Stella King, 1965:
    1905: Eri S. Delmarsh, 24, guide and carpenter in his spare time

    Brown's Tract Guides Association in 1907:
    Delmarsh Eri S. Inlet

    Census Records and WWI Draft Registration:
    1910 Inlet, Hamilton, NY: guide
    1918 Inlet, Hamilton, NY: can't read occupation (wife living in Watertown, NY)
    1930 Inlet, Hamilton, NY: proprietor, summer hotel

      Eri Delmarsh and Bertha Dekin had the following children:
        1.3.1.  Guy L. Delmarsh, b. 25 Mar 1912 in NY, d. Aug 1969, m. Agatha 
                  Drake, b. 1909, d. 1989
        1.3.2.  Donald Delmarsh, b. about 1909 in NY

    1) The Town of Webb Historical Association
            Riverview Cemetery - Old Forge
            Brown's Tract Guides Association in 1907*
    2) The Snell-Zimmerman-Timmerman Extended Family for descendants of Arch Delmarsh, jr.
    3) WWI Civilian Draft Registrations
    4) Federal Census records, as listed.


    Last Updated: Wednesday, 14-May-2008 13:19:13 PDT
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