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The Pettit Family – Bicentennial Biography No. 29

The Pettit family played an instrumental role in the Western New York Underground Railroad. Dr. James Pettit was born in 1767 and practiced in both Madison and Onandaga Counties, N.Y. prior to coming to Fredonia. His son, Eber M. Pettit, was born in 1802… Continue reading

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William Storum – Bicentennial Biography No. 25

The history of the Underground Railroad in Busti is associated with the efforts of several men, most significantly, William Storum. The Storum farm was located on Sanbury Rd., about a mile to the southwest of Busti corners… Continue reading

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