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James Murray Maxson

Biography of James Murray Maxson, 1857-1922

James Murray Maxson was a son of Silas and Margaret E. Whitfard Maxson. He was born at Rodman, N. Y., May 24, 1857, and was the youngest of six children, He came from a family which has been vitally and actively connected with the work of higher education. Mr. Maxson secured his education in the …

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Cabinet Shop of R. C. Langworthy

1890 Business Directory of Adams New York

This 1890 Business Directory of Brownville New York is transcribed from Child’s Geographical gazetteer of Jefferson county, N.Y., 1685-1890. Adams Collegiate Institute, D.A. Dwight, pres.; James G. Kellogg, vice-pres.; A.K. Hale, M.D., sec’y; T.T. Carter, treas.; Orlo B. Rhodes, prin.; Mrs. Helen Butterworth Coughlan, prec. Adams Laundry, Hodge & Potter, props., Church. Adams Lumber Co., …

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Giles Parker

Adams New York Biographies – Part 3

The following 10 biographical sketches were extracted from the Geographical gazetteer of Jefferson county, N.Y., 1685-1890: John C. Fox; Robert Muzzy; Henry B. Whipple; Newton M. Wardwell; Albert Rice; Samuel Fuller; Jesse Maxson; Calvin C. Totman; Jacob Brimmer; and Giles Parker.

The Hungerford Collegiate Institute

This thriving institution of learning is located at Adams village, whose inhabitants early felt the need of better facilities for education than the common schools afforded; accordingly efforts were made at different times to found an institution of learning of a higher grade; but, owing to local jealousies and the powerful opposition of the friends …

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1864 Map of Adams New York

History of Adams Center, New York

This pleasant village, of 500 inhabitants, is situated on the upper lake ridge, which here forms a plain, three miles north of Adams, and ten miles by railroad from Watertown. The location is very favorable, and, being surrounded by a rich farming country, the place has become noted for its many comfortable homes, substantial business …

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Residence of H C Averill of Adams New York

History of Agriculture in Adams New York

Agriculture has from the first been the leading industry of the people of Adams, and some of the cereals, especially barley, here produced are widely noted for their excellence. But it was not generally known, until about 1850, that the soil and climate of the town were especially favorable to the growth of vegetables, such …

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1864 Map of Brownville New York

Brownville New York History from Childs 1890 Gazetteer

This Brownville New York History is transcribed from Child’s Geographical gazetteer of Jefferson county, N.Y., 1685-1890.

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