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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. 91 – 95

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring William Seward (Westfield), Olive Risley Seward (Fredonia), Calista Jones (Jamestown), Horatio Brooks (Dunkirk) and Marion Dickerman (Westfield). Originally broadcast on local radio stations May 16 – May 20, 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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Edward Work – Bicentennial Biography No. 7

Most people in Chautauqua County know where Falconer is, but the community just to the east of Jamestown didn’t always go by that name. It was originally called “Worksburg” after Edward Work, who purchased the land from the Holland Land Company… Continue reading

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