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Bicentennial Biographies No. 131 to 135

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Alfreda Locke (Dunkirk, Chautauqua), Forrest Crissey (Stockton), Charles L. Webster (Charlotte, Fredonia) , Howard Ehmke (Silver Creek), John Owen (Carroll). Originally broadcast on local radio stations July 11 – July 15, 2011. Continue reading

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Seth Cole – Bicentennial Biography No. 24

Seth Cole was born in Chesterfield, Mass. in the 1756. He served in the Revolutionary War and married Celia Sampson in Chesterfield in the early 1790s. Cole came to the area with his family in 1805 from Paris, N.Y. and settled at the mouth of Canadaway Creek… 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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