Tag Archives: Jamestown

Chautauqua County Represented at Battle of Gettysburg

2013 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863). To commemorate the anniversary of what many consider the most important battle to ever take place in the Western Hemisphere, we spent July 1 through July 3 … Continue reading

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Recalling the 1893 Train Wreck in Jamestown, N.Y.

I was looking through some of the Chautauqua County Historical Society’s photo collection on trains [PDF] and came across two images depicting a train derailment that took place along the Erie Railroad in Jamestown on June 8, 1893. Based on … Continue reading

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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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Bicentennial Biographies No. 196 – 200

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Horace Greeley (Clymer), George W. Patterson (Westfield), Richard T. Ely (Ripley), Aaron Hall (Charlotte, Westfield and Jamestown) and Obed Edson (Sinclairville). Originally broadcast on local radio stations Oct. 10 – … Continue reading

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Aaron Hall – Bicentennial Biography No. 199

Aaron Hall was born in Otsego County on March 9, 1830 to Jacob and Eliza Woodburn Hall. In June of that year, his family came to Chautauqua County to live in a log cabin in the Town of Charlotte built … Continue reading

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Walter and Loren Sessions – Bicentennial Biography No. 192

The Sessions family was a successful and celebrated family from Panama. Walter Sessions was born in Brandon, Vermont on Oct. 4, 1820. Seven years later, his brother Loren Sessions was born, on Oct. 12, 1827. In about 1835, their family … Continue reading

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