Sunday, August 16, 2015
**The Provoost/Provost family is originally from France. I'll write more on that in the next blog post.
*Clove, NY does not exist today, but this probably refers to a town known as Smith's Clove near Woodbury which is about 60 miles from Stamford CT. across the Hudson River.
Samuel Scofield was born in 1805 in Pound Ridge, NY, the son of Stephen Scofield (1782-1853) and Ann (Peck) Scofield (1785-1812). Samuel Scofield is the 4th great grandson of Richard Scofield (1613-1670) who arrived in America in 1635 about the same time as his brother Daniel.
Harry F. Scofield married Maud J. Selleck on March 25, 1902. Harry worked as a Grocery store clerk, salesman, butcher and Houseman. They lived in Mamaroneck in Westchester Co. NY and had 9 children: Edna (b.1903), Helen (b.1904), Beatrice (b.1906), Francis (b.1909), Morris (b.1911), John (b.1912), June (b.1916), Merlin (b.1923) & Maud (b.1924)
In 1926, Beatrice P (Scofield) married William F. Syska (my grandparents) and started their own family. See Census records for Syska Family Page for more on their life together.