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Fannie Skinner Todd Felton of Bridgeton NJ

FELTON, Fannie Skinner Todd7, (Samuel6, Eliel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 16, 1823, in Enosburg, Vt., died Dec. 28, 1900, in Bridgeton, N. J., married May 14, 1845, William C., son of Capt. William Felton, of Franklin, Vt., who died Aug. 9, 1866, in Saratoga, N. Y., to which town he had moved the preceding year. Children: I. Albert Devitt, b. Feb. 9, 1848, in Franklin, Vt., d. in 1880, in Saratoga, N. Y., married June 13, 1872, Ida M. May, in Saratoga, N. Y., and while there he was a physician. Issue: (1) Nina May, b. June 14, 1875, in Syracuse, N. Y. She is now (1917) living with her mother in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. II. Bryan Lawrence, b. May 29, 1859, in Franklin, Vt., married Nov. 29, 1882, Henrietta Van Lier, in Bridgeton, N. J. He is now (1917) living in Berkeley, Cal. Issue: (1) William C., b. June 13, 1886, d. Dec. 8, 1889, in Bridgeton, N. J.; (2) Flora Willetta, b. March 8, 1893, in Bridgeton, N. J., m. Aug. 9, 1913, George F. Hagarty, of Vallejo, Cal., and had Esther Carol Hagarty, b. Dec. 11, 1914; (3) Albert Vernon, b. May 10, 1897, in Bridgeton, N....

Hiram Lawrence Todd of Saratoga Springs NY

Hiram Lawrence Todd7, (Samuel6, Eliel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 6, 1818, in Enosburg, Vt., died March 8, 1884, in Saratoga, N. Y., from the effects of a fall on the ice. He married Amanda, daughter of Elias Babcock, of West Berkshire, Vt., who died March 8, 1889. He was a talented physician and practiced his profession at Fair Haven, Vt., and later at Saratoga Springs, N. Y. Child: *1414. Vernon Lawrence, b. Jan. 8,...

The Spring Of The Great Spirit, Saratoga, New York

In the Village of Saratoga, N. Y., is a spring that has always been regarded by the ancient Mohawks as being very sacred because of its healing powers. It was called by them, “The Spring of the Great Spirit.” Near it is an inscription which reads, “This sacred spring of the Mohawks was known as the Spring of the Great Spirit and it is now known as The High Rock Spring. The first white man to visit it was Sir William Johnson in 1767. General George Washington, George Clinton and Alexander Hamilton visited Philip Schuyler at this spring in 1788.” Heading west from Saratoga the Mohawks followed the old trail that led to the Warrior Path. This led north from the Mohawk to the head of Sacandaga River and on north. The Mohawks headed south and in a little while they were in the Village of Johnstown. Here they visited the grave and also a monument erected in honor of Sir William Johnson, a friend and brother of the early Mohawks who once lived along the Mohawk River....

From Albany to Saratoga along the Hudson River

A pleasant tour awaits the traveler who continues his journey north from Albany, where the Delaware and Hudson train for Saratoga is ready at the landing on the arrival of the steamer. A half hour’s run along the west bank gives us a glimpse of Troy across the river with the classical named hills Mount Ida and Mount Olympus. Two streams, the Poestenkill and the Wynant’s Kill, approach the river on the east bank through narrow ravines, and furnish excellent water power. In the year 1786 it was called Ferryhook. In 1787, Rensselaerwyck. In the fall of 1787 the settlers began to use the name of Vanderheyden, after the family who owned a great part of the ground where the city now stands. January 9, 1789 the freeholders of the town met and gave it the name of Troy. The “Hudson,” the “Erie,” and the “Champlain” Canals have contributed to its growth. The city, with many busy towns, which have sprung up around it¬óCohoes, Lansingburg, Waterford, etc., is central to a population of at least 100,000 people. The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest engineering school in America, has a national reputation. Cohoes, where the Mohawk joins Cohoes, comes from an Indian origin and signifies “the island at the falls.” This was the division line between the Mahicans and the Mohawks, and when the water is in full force it suggests in graceful curve and sweep a miniature Niagara. The view from the double-truss iron bridge (960 feet in length), looking up or down the Mohawk, is impressive. Passing through Waterford, and Mechanicville which lies partly in the township of...

Biographical Sketch of Bradshaw, George T.

Bradshaw, George T. dealer in grain, coal, flour, feed, paints, etc., opened business in 1876. The firm of Knight, Bradshaw & Potter are proprietors of Fairport Flouring Mills, which are located at Fairport, fifteen miles northwest of Russell. These mills are 38×40 feet, three stories high, built of stone in 1879, at a cost of $12,000. The mills are propelled by both steam and water. The capacity is sixty barrels in twenty-four hours. Mr. Bradshaw first came to Russell in April, 1871, with the Northwestern Colony. He was born in Schenectady County, N. Y., in 1836, and reared on a farm. He moved to Waupun, Wis., in January, 1867, where he was principal of South Ward School two years. He then clerked for a grain firm two years. He graduated in the Jonesville Seminary, Saratoga, N.Y. He was a member of freshmen, sophomore and junior classes of Union College, Schenectady, N. Y. He was married in 1863 to Miss D. O. Weld, of Wells, Hamilton Co., N. Y. They have two children, Marion and Charles W. He is a member of A. O. U. W., Pioneer Lodge, No....

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