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Bicentennial Biographies – No. 191 – 195

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Samuel Hopkins Adams (Dunkirk), Loren and Walter Sessions (Clymer and Panama), Victor Rice (Mayville), Pauline G. Stitt (Frewsburg) and Katherine Bement Davis (Dunkirk). Originally broadcast on local radio stations Oct. … 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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Bicentennial Biographies No. 181 – 185

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Samuel Carlson (Jamestown), Stan Lundine (Jamestown), Jess J. Present (Jamestown and Bemus Point), Roy Orton (Ripley) and Julian Buesink (Findley Lake). Originally broadcast on local radio stations Sept. 19 – … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 176 – 180

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Jimmy Clark (Jamestown), Joseph McGinnies (Ripley, Westfield and Dunkirk),  Charles Hamilton (Ripley), Daniel A. Reed (Sheridan) and Don Reinhoudt (Portland and Fredonia). Originally broadcast on local radio stations Sept. 12 … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 66 – 70

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring June Card (Dunkirk), Daniel E. Button (Dunkirk), John Birdsall (Mayville), John Bidwell (Riply) and Walter Washington (Jamestown). Originally airing on local radio stations April 11 – April 15, 2011. Continue reading

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David Eason – Bicentennial Biography No. 23

The first Sheriff of Chautauqua County, David Eason, was born in Northumberland County, Pa. on April 3, 1771. His father came to the colonies from Ireland. In 1805, he married in Washington, Pa. and that same year moved to Canadaway, N.Y. [Fredonia]. Within a year he and his wife relocated to what is today Westfield, N.Y.. His first public office was as justice of the peace for the Town of Chautauqua, which… Continue reading

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