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The First Bank in Chautauqua County

In 1831, Chautauqua County saw its first bank established. That was the year the Chautauqua County Bank at Jamestown applied for incorporation to the state legislature. According to Andrew Young in his book – History of Chautauqua County, N.Y. (1874) – … Continue reading

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George W. Tew – Bicentennial Biography No. 28

George Washington Tew was born in Rensselaer County, N.Y. in April, 1804. He was the son of William Tew, a carpenter and millwright originally from Nantucket, Mass. who moved to central New York in 1796… Continue reading

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Oliver Lee – Bicentennial Biography No. 27

Oliver Lee was born in Lebanon, Conn. on Dec. 23, 1791. He was married in Connecticut, Oct. 30, 1813, to Eliza Downer. That same year, Lee came to Genesee County, N.Y. and settled in Orangeville – now Wyoming County – and started a farm. He was an early constable and a deputy sheriff for Genesee County… Continue reading

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