Our little town has nothing left today. Years ago it had a lot. It was a booming town, plus great farm land, and lumber was big, cheese factories were big time and many in a small area,stores,business's up and down the main street.. the thing is what we see today is nothing left of those days.Buildings have just fell down, or taken down,with a bare lot left. Town histories can tell a lot. I'm finding more all the time and surprised at much of it.been People,places,things just lost in time.. (
What county are you in? My family had roots in Angelica, Friendship and Belfast all in Allegany County, NY. My grandfather's and grand great aunts homes still stand but the rest of the homes are shells. It is a beautiful area.
Hi, I noticed you had been in) Been a while. I'm in Erie co.Its beautiful country. Time just moves on and things change.
Yes, good to be back here. ALlegany County had some of the same things, cheese factories and I believe there were oil fields at one time. I have sent for some pension papers for the civil war and found out more how my ancestors fit into the econmoy besides being farmers.
I copied your CLAPP info.last eve. and saved it. I'll keep an eye out as I'm searching. Haven't been doing as much of that lately as I'd like,but....good to see you again. ..bb..
oops......there you are,
Well,what happened to small towns was just time and changes. The trains, I was reading history of a few towns near by. Trains and the train stations being built brought people for jobs etc. People chose there hometowns for far different reasons than they do today. Allegany is gorgeous! getting down near PA and those hills. Autum it is fantastic trip through there.
A sad story here. A beautiful,huge, old home,going back to 1800's. Lady would not sell,belonged to her brother.He died and she was bound to not sell it.There were 3 interested buyers that I knew.His slippers and robe still where he left them.Well, now years later windows are out,a huge tree lays on roof.Been broke into to, antiques stolen..I think she died last year or so. So what good did all that do? Sad..someone could have owned it,enjoyed it,now its a wreck and will fall,or be distroyed.
I have many ADAMS. Or have I checked that one already?
Solomon's father John R. Wilkinson had brothers named Balaam (or some such spelling) and Simeon among others and I found men of those names in Kansas but their ages are w/in a year or 2 of Solomon's so maybe Solomon had brothers w/same names or his uncles were close to his age. No Solomon in Kansas tho.
I have one CLAPP in my line, dont know anything abt him. Noah Clapp, m Mary Wright, b 2 Jan 1666/7
My CLAPP goes back to Solon D. CLAPP who was born in VT. he marrid a Rhoda unknown and they had Lucy, Mary, Albert A. and William. Lucy was with her parents These children born between 1856-1862. Mine is Albert, but I would like to find who Rhoda was, if William and Mary married. Solon was in the 1900 census still in the saw mill business. Lucy is with the parents. He is 61 years and I don't find him in the 1910. Ax I am not that far back yet.
My great grandfather's home in Angelica and my great grandfather's home in Allen somehow got into the assistance program through sales outside the family. Both were trashed. We went to Allen and the people were living in a mobile home and they had about 1,000 plastic milk or juice cartons scattered around the property. The home in Angelica had just decayed and was rotting into the ground. I had not been back since I was about 6 years old.
Sad but that has happenened all over America.Time marches on and things get left.Like it or not. Hope to do some searching tonight and tomm. So wil bb..
I was in upstate NY last year and I found the house my great grandmother was (b) in in Jan.1881. Her father built it and fortunately it is still in great shape. It is a working farm still w/young owners now who are modernizing it so hope they don't take away all it's character.
Go to Google and click on IMAGE and type in clapp.
Didn't you have HALL also?..David HALL.. acouple4 houses way.. CLAPP GEORGE .. NY .. STEUBEN ..WHEELER 1820 CLAPP FABER F 29 M W NY NY RICHMOND 1-WD RICHMOND 1910 manager of Remington Typwrite Co. ..all ..b..NY.. Francis M. age 28.. and Dorothy A. age 4. ..CLAPP FABER F 38 M W NY NY RICHMOND NEW BRIGHTON 1920..same wife and dau.
Ax..hows the quitting going?:) ..Leagen, yes many are saved. Our dau.and husband have his grand parents home and that goes way back...but it and barn have needed work. It looks good. Not real modern,but have not tried to restore exactly.
FABER F 29 M W NY NY RICHMOND 1-WD RICHMOND 1910 manager of Remington Typwrite Co. ..all ..b..NY.. Francis M. age 28.. and Dorothy A. age 4. ..CLAPP FABER F 38 M W NY NY RICHMOND NEW BRIGHTON 1920..same wife and dau. These are mine. My David Hall was in Friendship, NY. He is married to Diantha Elizabeth Bradley, HIs first wife was Sally Harrison.
Havent had one since Dec 13. It gets a little rough at times.
Here is a pic of my GG-GFs farm built around 1880 Address:http://community-2.webtv.net/srb1938/Brownfarm/
I went to your site to see the farm. Great home and great photo.
This is what it looked like when I lived there in the early 40s Address:http://community-2.webtv.net/srb1938/doc3/
It looks abt like it did in the 40s except the rd was gravel and there werent any PH poles.
GREAST :) I know and I have had the patches! Why today has been hard I do not know. After all these weeks. if there was a pack and lighter on the table I swear I'd have tried it. I do not ever want another, but why it hits out of no where? I pray for you for strength and all. So keep holden on.
Beautiful place. Where is that?
Well, found these so will throw them out here:).. CLAPP SOLON 28 M W NY NY ALLEGANY BIRDSALL 1860 .. Solon..farmer..b..NY.. Rhoda..age 29..George 4..William..2.. -------- CLAPP SOLON .. NH.. CHESHIRE .. CLAREMONT 1820 ........ ----And just for the heck of it..... .. WILLIAM ..43 .. M . W . NY ..NY .. MONROE.. MENDON 1900 ........ William..age 42..b..Nov.NJ....mother b..NJ..Father NY,he wasd a sawyer.. and wife Katherine..age 37..b..Aug.1862.NY...... dau.Oleta..son H.Sheldon..and Cornell...dau.Etta..and Claudia. Maria SHELDON....m. in law..age 67..b..Ny.?....... have to go..bb.. tomm. I hope..
The farm is in McHenry Co IL abt 2 miles east of Crystal Lake. See if you can get this from your doc, LORAZEPAM 1 MG. I call it my panic pill, they calm you down. I dont use the gum or the patch, I figure they keep putting the taste back in my mouth. Good luck kid, I know how it is.
John R WILKINSON had brothers: Jacob, Amos, William, Balaam and Simeon. Sisters Ruth, Margaret (married ADAMS) and Susanna. Thank You for your help. Will keep digging. He has to be somewhere between the 1850 census and the 1880.
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