Saturday, July 2, 2011


"Descendants of Christopher Tobey
and Fidelia Preston"
by Sandra Hildreth Ball, 2011

Christopher Tobey (1784-1867)
Fidelia Preston Tobey (1786-1872)

Christopher Tobey and Fidelia Preston began their married life together 8 Dec 1805 in Butternuts, New York.  They moved to Pennsylvania for some years and then finally settled for their remaining life in Caton, New York with all their children. Over 1200 of their descendants are documented in this book.  Pictures and documents were gathered from relatives all over the United States. Vital statistics were researched and footnoted where possible. Newspapers were searched for articles and obituaries about descendants, most of which make interesting reading!

This 8 ½ x 11 hardcover book contains over 500 pictures and documents, 1400 footnotes, and index.  Not only is this book a record of their descendants but it will also be a resource in the years to come, making available pictures and documents which may not be easily found in the future.  $56.00 including postage

To order, use link at the upper right corner "Order Form" Please order by August 20 to ensure a copy

 Also available:  

The Caton Connection  (2005) Letters from Relatives and Descendants of Christopher and Fidelia (Preston) Tobey
A compilation of documents and letters written by Tobey, Preston, and Dunn relatives who were related to Christopher and Fidelia (Preston) Tobey. It includes letters, documents, bible records and pictures dated 1782 to 1938. This provides a wonderful insight into life during the western migration in the 1800’s. 8 ½ by 11 hardbound, over 600 pages and 225 pictures and illustrations, index (pub 2005) $60.00 including postage

Miandia Tobey's Diary, Dr. Christopher Tobey's family in Caton, New York 1850-1886 

Dr. Christopher Tobey's family in Caton, New York 1850-1886 told through diaries, letters, and pictures. It includes a three year diary written by her sister, Harriet (Tobey) Hill and numerous letters by relatives who had moved away. 8 1/2 by 11 hardbound, 490 pages, 100 pictures and illustrations, indexed, (pub 2002) $53.00 including postage

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