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Bicentennial Biographies No. 36 – 40

A collection of biographies from Chautauqua County, featuring Royal Keyes & William Breed (Jamestown), James McClurg (Westfield), Patrick Falconer (Falconer), William Broadhead (Jamestown), and Asahel Burnham (Arkwright)… Continue reading

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Edward Work – Bicentennial Biography No. 7

Most people in Chautauqua County know where Falconer is, but the community just to the east of Jamestown didn’t always go by that name. It was originally called “Worksburg” after Edward Work, who purchased the land from the Holland Land Company… Continue reading

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Dr. Thomas Ruston Kennedy – Bicentennial Biography No. 6

The man primarily responsible for the first settlement in southern Chautauqua County was never a resident of the area, but his influence on the region lasted for more than a hundred years and as a result, it was felt necessary to include him. Dr. Thomas Ruston Kennedy was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1763… Continue reading

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