Surname: Collins

Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York

Genealogy of the Breed Family of Malone

This surname originated in BREED Holland and its ancient form of spelling was Brede. The town of Brede, in the county of Sussex, was founded by Hollanders who settled in England at the beginning of the twelfth century. In England the name is variously spelled : Breed, Bread, Breeds and Brede. The first of the name in America wrote his name Bread, but the family shortly afterward adopted the present spelling,—Breed. The principal thoroughfare in Leyden, Holland, is called Brede Street, and London has a Bread Street. The Breeds in America have been positive, determined, persevering and thrifty. It is …

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Burials in the Old Stone Fort Cemetery at Schoharie, New York

Burials in the Old Stone Fort Cemetery at Schoharie, New York

About one mile north of the Court House at Schoharie, New York, stands a substantial stone building erected and used as a church before the Revolution. In October 1780. Sir. John Johnson, the Indian Chief Brant, with a large force of soldiers, Tories and Indians visited the Schoharie Valley, murdered one hundred of the inhabitants, destroyed their houses and barns and 100,000 bushels of grain. The invaders attacked the Fort which had been constructed about the church, but it was defended with such vigor they withdrew. A cannon ball fired by the enemy pierced the roof of the church and …

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Rock Ridge Cemetery, Monticello, New York

Rock Ridge Cemetery, Monticello, New York

Rock Ridge Cemetery, just before you come to Monticello, in the town of Thompson, New York. Located on the main road from Wurtsboro, and in excellent condition. Abeles, Jennie, b. Nov. 23, 1861, d. May 17, 1910. Acker, Clarissa E., d. May 11, 1862, ae 49 yrs, 11 mos & 29 ds, wife of Isaac J. Agnew, Martha Barkley, 1835 – 1895. Agnew, Mary Barkley, 1800 – 1868. Agnew, Stephen Cambreling, 1837 – 1869. Albrecht, William H., b. Jan. 16, 1905, d. Jan. 27, 1910. Allan, Little Tommy, d. June 11, 1866, ae 14 yrs, 10 mos & 28 ds, …

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1864 Map of Spragues Corners

History of Sprague’s Corners, New York

Sprague’s Corners is the name given to a cluster of buildings lying partly in Antwerp and partly in St. Lawrence county, at a point nearly half a mile southeast from the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburgh railroad, at Keene’s Station, which name is often applied to the village.

Barnes Settlement Cemetery

Barnes Settlement Cemetery, Alexandria Bay, New York

View Larger Map  |  Get Directions  |  View Bird’s Eye Barnes Settlement Cemetery, on the Alexandria Center Road, seems isolated, far out in the country, with no house in sight. It covers an expanse of rolling ground well shaded with old trees, and is excellently kept. “No artificial flowers” warns a sign. Several trash barrels are posted in various places to encourage people to pick up after themselves, a large improvement over some cemeteries, where one can never find a place to deposit winter’s litter for Memorial Day clean up. This is a straight-forward cemetery to find. Take Route 26 …

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Residence of T. V. Maxon Left Side

Adams New York Biographies – Part 5

The following 10 biographical sketches were extracted from the Geographical gazetteer of Jefferson county, N.Y., 1685-1890: Abram Green; T. V. Maxon; Albert G. Thomas; John J. Stillman; Martin E. Dealing; Alfred H. York; Captain W. A. Collins; James Hammond; Gardner Towle; and Charles H. Andrus.

1864 Map of Adams New York

History of Smithville Village, New York

Smithville Village, which was founded by Jesse Smith, is partly in Henderson. The portion lying in Adams is on lots 9 and 17, on Stony creek, which here affords excellent water-power. Settlement was begun here in 1804 by Daniel Hardy, although a little east of this point Chauncey Mills, from Connecticut, took up land in 1803. In 1805 he built a saw-mill on Stony creek, the first in the west part of town. He lived here until his death, in 1821, having reared a family, of which John Mills, now residing on the homestead, is the only survivor. In 1805, …

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1864 Map of Brownville New York

Brownville New York Biographies – Part 2

The following 10 biographical sketches were extracted from the Geographical gazetteer of Jefferson county, N.Y., 1685-1890: Aquilla Moffatt, Jonathan Elmer, William Penn Massey, Cyrus W. Giles, Charles Welch, Frederick Avery, Nathaniel Peck, Ebenezer Allison, Robert Gates, and Conkey Moffatt

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