Elizabeth Blanshan was born October 19, 1798 to Jacob Blanshan and Mallitje
Hermance. On January 28, 1819 she married Stephen Deyo, son of Johannes B. Deyo
and Catrina Kritsinger, born May 14, 1798. In the 1870 federal census, Stephen and
Elizabeth were living in Esopus Districts 2 and 3, Ulster County, New York. The closest
post office was Fly Mountain. Still living in the home were 33-year-old Richard, who
was farming the place, Sally A., 45, Jane, 42 and a Moses Deyo, age 69, listed as
“idiotic”. He may have been Stephen’s brother. Stephen, listed as a retired farmer, was
quite prosperous with real estate worth $9000. Stephen died May 6, 1874 and
Elizabeth died April 25, 1880. Richard S., Sally Ann, Elizabeth and Stephen are buried
in New Paltz Rural Cemetery.

The children of Elizabeth Blanshan and Stephen Deyo were:

Clinton Deyo – born January 13, 1820. On May 23, 1861 in New Paltz Clinton married
Anna Freer, daughter of Matthew Freer and Mary Sammons, born December 20, 1825
and baptized February 12, 1826.  Anna died May 8, 1883 and Clinton died April 14,

Maria Deyo – born January 20, 1822 and baptized April 21, 1822. On March 8, 1849
Maria married Stephen Freer, son of Elias Freer and Catharina Terpenning, widower of
Sarah Elting Deyo. Stephen was born July 7, 1821 and baptized July 29, 1821. Stephen
and Maria farmed near New Paltz.  Their children were Gertrude, Elisabeth E., Frances
J., and Stephen I. Maria died August 7, 1883 and Stephen died February 24, 1888.
Sally Ann Deyo – born June 21, 1824 and died June 24, 18__. She is buried in New
Paltz Rural Cemetery.

Jane Deyo – born October 18, 1826, died December 8, 1871. She never married.

Eliza Deyo – born June 27, 1830. On October 12, 1854 in New Paltz she married John
I. Hood, son of Isaac Hood and Elizabeth Freer, born April 10, 1830. They farmed near
New Paltz. They had at least one child, Isaac Hood born in 1856. John died November
5, 1871 and Eliza died April 6, 1899.

Elmira Deyo – born March 4, 1833. On December 31, 1857 Elmira married William W.
Du Bois, son of Nathaniel L. Du Bois and Bridget Deyo of New Paltz, born June 27,
1831. They farmed near New Paltz.  Elmira died April 25, 1863 and William died
October 9, 1887. Elmira is buried in New Paltz Rural Cemetery.

Richard S. Deyo – born October 23, 1836. On September 31, 1871 Richard married
Amelia Wood, daughter of John R. Wood and Alvina Bedford, born October 19, 1849.
Their children were Anna W. (1869),  John  R. W. (1873 or 4), Bruyn C. (1875) and Jane
(Jennie) (1878).  Richard died January 23, 1906 and Amelia died September 15, 1932.
Richard farmed near Esopus.

Charles Wesley Deyo – born August 15, 1839. On February 4, 1868 Charles married
Cornelia Wurts, daughter of Dr. David Wurts, born October 31, 1843. Their children
were Albina Wurts Deyo (1869), Elizabeth Deyo (1871), Maurice Deyo (1873) and
Charles David Deyo (1877). Charles was listed as a physician in the 1870 New Paltz
census and in the New York Civil War draft registry. Charles died August 31, 1896 and
Cornelia died May 29, 1927.
Headstone of Richard and Amelia Wood Deyo in New
Paltz Rural Cemetery in Ulster County, New York.