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Congressman, Senator, Governor, “Soldiers’ Friend” Reuben Fenton Turns 200

One of the most well-known political figures to emerge from our corner of New York State was Reuben E. Fenton, who was born 200 years this July 4 (2019) in the Town of Carroll. To celebrate his 200th birthday, here’s … 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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Bicentennial Biographies No. 151 – 155

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Enoch Curtis (Busti & Fredonia), Grace Richmond (Fredonia), Erastus Dow Palmer (Dunkirk) , Thomas Lake Harris (Brocton) and Charles Cowden (Chautauqua Lake). Originally broadcast on local radio stations Aug. 8 – … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 126 – 130

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring  Reuben Fenton (Carroll), Thomas Horan (Dunkirk), Alonzo Cushing and William Cushing (Fredonia) and David Parker (Ashville). Originally broadcast on local radio stations July 4 – July 8, 2011. No. 126 – … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 111 – 115

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Henry Frisbee (Fredonia), Adolphus Fletcher (Jamestown), Samuel S. Whallon (Mayville), Clavin Rice (Westfield) and Julien T. Williams (Dunkirk). Originally broadcast on local radio stations June 13 – June 17, 2011. Continue reading

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Jacob Fenton – Bicentennial Biography No. 22

Jacob Fenton was a native of Mansfield, Conn. and was a potter by trade. He was the second cousin of George Fenton, father to future governor Reuben E. Fenton. He enlisted in the continental army at the age of 15 and served in the Revolutionary War. In 1813, Jacob arrived in Chautauqua County from Burlington, N.Y. and started a pottery business in… Continue reading

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