Welcome to
The Sylvester Family Network Homepage
(Siluestre, Silverster, Silvester, Silvestre, Sylvestere, Sylvestre, etc.)
Note that this site was formerly called The Sylvester Research Project.

This is a list of people who are researching their Sylvester ancestors. To get your name, and ancestry listed send an email to David Sylvester or write to me at 28 North Searsport Road, Searsport, Maine 04974 and include your full name, your email address or other contact info, where you're from, your Sylvester ancestry, links to other web sites, and additional information you'd like to include about your Sylvester family. Those who would like to share family data and sources may then contact you.

I'm now accepting narratives in Text, RTF, Word and PDF formats which I'll upload to the site to be downloaded by visitors. Also small gedcoms will be accepted.

The purpose of this site is to maintain as much data on Sylvester families as possible or to link to the location where it exists. Participation in this project is free. All who are interested may submit data or use the data they find here at no cost. There are never any dues or fees required and there is nothing to join. There are no advertisements and there is nothing to purchase.

As far as I know most Sylvester descendants in the United States trace their ancestry back to Richard1 Silvester of Weymouth who was an early immigrant. You might descend from this line or from another line of Sylvesters in any country or you may not have found the progenitor of your line yet. All partial or complete Sylvester lines from any place are welcome here.

The following two generation descendancy chart of Richard1 Silvester comes from "The Sylvesters or Silvesters and Their Name" by Albie Warren Sylvester; " History of Scituate, Mass." by Samuel Deane; "History of Hanover" by Dwelley & Simmons; "A Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, Mass." by John S. Barry; vital records; and personal records.

Richard1 Sylvester born about 1608 in England; died 1663 Marshfield, Plymouth Colony; married 1632 Naomi Torrey.

Children:

i Lydia2 born 8 December, 1633; marrried Nathaniel Rowlands.
ii John2 born 14 March, 1635; married Sarah ______.
iii Peter born 1636 or 1637. Accidently shot himself with his father's shot-gun. Buried 13 August, 1642.
iv Joseph2 (Captain Joseph) born 12 April, 1638; married Mary Barstow.
v Dinah2 born 2 April, 1642. No record of marriage or death.
vi Elizabeth2 born 23 January, 1644; married John Lowell.
vii Israel2 born about 1646; married Martha Bryant.
viii Charity2 born about 1648.
ix Naomi2 baptised 14 April, 1650; married Abner Turner; married John Lowell.
x Richard2 born about 1652; married Hannah Leonard.
xi Hester or Esther2 baptised March 1654.
xii Benjamin2 born about 1656 and baptised 17 May, 1657; married Lydia Standlake.

Descendants of Lydia2 (Richard1) Silvester and Nathaniel Rowlands

None yet.

Descendants of John2 (Richard1) Silvester and Sarah _____

David Sylvester is from Searsport, Maine, USA and descends from John2 as follows, beginning with his grandparents.

Vivian9 Daniel Sylvester (1893-1968) [married Evangeline Estelle Washburn (1895-1981)]
Dummer8 Michael Sylvester (1865-1958) [married Evelyn Lissie Cochran (1868-missing 1917)]
Daniel7 Sylvester (1811-1867) [married Eliza Wolf Friend (1838-1908)]
Calvin6 Sylvester (1782-1813) [married Huldah Barden (1790-)]
Mary5 Hall [married Edmund Sylvester (1751-)]
Mary or Sarah4 Sylvester (1710-) [married Timothy Hall (1714-)]
Joseph3 Silvester (1674-) [married Mary _____]
John2 Silvester (1635-1706) [married Sarah _____ (1652-about 1706)]
Richard1 Silvester (1608-1663) [married Naomi Torrey (1612-1668)]

Further information on this line can be seen at Vivian Daniel Sylvester Ancestry

David would like to connect with cousins who also descend from these ancestors.

Descendants of Joseph2 (Richard1) Silvester and Mary Barstow

None yet.

Descendants of Elizabeth2 (Richard1) Silvester and John Lowell

None yet.

Descendants of Israel2 (Richard1) Silvester and Martha Bryant

David Sylvester is from Searsport, Maine, USA and descends from Israel2 as follows, beginning with his grandparents.

Vivian9 Daniel Sylvester (1893-1968) [married Evangeline Estelle Washburn (1895-1981)]
Dummer8 Michael Sylvester (1865-1958) [married Evelyn Lissie Cochran (1868-missing 1917)]
Daniel7 Sylvester (1811-1867) [married Eliza Wolf Friend (1838-1908)]
Calvin6 Sylvester (1782-1813) [married Huldah Barden (1790-)]
Edmund5 Sylvester (1751-) [married Mary Hall]
Zebulon4 Sylvester (1731-) [married Letitia or Letershe Shippy]
Zebulon3 Silvester (1689-1766) [married Mary Turner (1690-)]
Israel2 Silvester (1646-1727) [married Martha Bryant (1652-1727)]
Richard1 Silvester (1608-1663) [married Naomi Torrey (1612-1668)]

Further information on this line can be seen at Vivian Daniel Sylvester Ancestry

David would like to connect with cousins who also descend from these ancestors.

Descendants of Benjamin2 (Richard1) Silvester and Lydia Standlake

None yet.

Descendants of Other Sylvester lines

Nancy Kennedy has the following Sylvester line beginning with her great great grandmother.

Lorinda Ann Sylvester (born Conway MA 2.23.1810, died Lyons NY 1841), married Horatio Nelson Taft
Eliakim Sylvester (born 1769, died 3.22.1845 in Williamstown MA) and Sarah Ware
Possibly Seth Sylvester (born 5.18.1740, died 9.12.1814 in Chesterfield MA

Nancy would like to contribute her information and would like to get help with the rest.

Karen Dowling has the following Sylvestre line beginning with her great grandmother.

Malvina SYLVESTRE married Arsene Meunier and lived in St. Joachim and Belle River, Ontario
Francois Xavier SYLVESTRE born in Quebec in 1856 and married Marie Caroline DUPUIS in 1874 at St. Simon & St. Jude Church in Belle River (Essex County), Ontario
Joseph Louis SYLVESTRE (1824-1908) married to Mary/Marie Louis PEPIN (1827-1889)
Joseph Sylvestre from St. Cuthbert, Berthier, Quebec and Madeline Racine
Francois Sylvestre (born about 1773) and Felicity Marin dit Lebeau
Alexis Sylvestre (born 1741) and Genevieve Berard from Sorel, Richelieu
Nicolas Sylvestre (born 1699) and Marie Elisabeth Laport from Neuville, Pontneuf, Quebec
Nicolas Sylvestre (born 1644) and Barbe Nepvue from Champagne, France
Nicolas Sylvestre (born 1617 in St. Cyr, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France) and Tanche Colson (born 1622 in Pont Sur Seine, Champagne, France) and married in 1643 in Pont Sur Seine

Karen is looking for connections with other Sylvestres to dig up more info.

Lisa Newland of Hannibal, Missouri has the following Sylvester line beginning with her grandmother.

Rosalie A. Boschert- living, Missouri
Daniel Henry Begley (born 20 Jun 1894 Saline Township, Ralls County, Missouri, died 1948 in Missouri probably Marion County) and Nellie Davis Himmel
Laura A. Sylvester born 25 Mar 1858 in Illinois, died 6 Aug 1911 Marion County, Missouri
Allen Sylvester (1825 or 1826, Indiana - ?) and Elvira Prather
Emery Sylvester and Margaret Ann Scott
Emery Sylvester and Caroline McClintock or McClintick
Supposedly Purdue Slyvester and Rachel Scott, all of Clark County, Indiana

Lisa would like to hear from others to learn of the accuracy of this data.

Robert L. Graeter of Hartselle, Alabama has the following Sylvestre line beginning with his mother.

Cecilia Benoit and Louis T. Graeter
Lucy Eva Sylvestre was born 07/28/1884 Central Falls, Rhode Island. She married my grandfather Jacques Benoit at Richford, Franklin Cty, Vermont 1914.
Pierre Sylvestre was born about 1847 Canada and married January 15, 1881 to Flavie Beauvais born October 21, 1849 at Ste. Marie-de-Monnoir (Marieville), P.Q., Canada

Robert would like to find the parents of his great grandfather.

Casey Crumby of Tuscaloosa, AL,USA has the following Sylvester line.

Casey Allison Crumby (b. September 10, 1982, Laurel, MS)
William Russell Crumby (b. Nov 22, 1957, Houston, TX) married to Janet Lynn Sherman (b. Nov. 29, 1961, Laurel, MS)
*James Coolidge Crumby (b. Mar 14, 1929, Dennis, MS, died Sep 30, 1960 in Houston, TX) married to Martha Ann Gurley (Corinth, MS)
James W. Crumby (b. 1877, TN) married to Exer Sylvester (b. Abt. 1890 probably in Tennessee, though one census lists Alabama as her birthplace)

Casey would like to find more information on this family.

Judy Violet of St. George, Utah has the following Sylvester line.

Anna B. SYLVESTER b: 1929 in Vermont +John Thomas COLLINS
Evander Wallace SYLVESTER b: 02 Jan 1899 in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana d: 04 Aug 1960 in Arlington, Virginia +Frances EDWARDS b: 1903 in Kansas
Ira W. SYLVESTER b: 10 Jan 1868 in Maine d: 07 Nov 1942 in Alexandria, Parish Rapides, Louisiana +Heloise VIOLET b: 26 Sep 1869 in Louisianna d: 27 Dec 1940 in Alexandria, Parish Rapides, Louisiana

Judy provides the following three files, Ira Sylvester 1868-1942.rtf; Ira Sylvester desc. narrative.rtf; and Ira Sylvester descendant tree.pdf for additional information.

Additions to descendant tree wanted by Judy

Mailto: David Sylvester

Page created by David Sylvester February, 2004. Updated November 27, 2005