Tag Archives: Town of Portland

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. 96 – 100

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring George Hubbard (Panama), Brad Anderson (Portland and Brocton), James Townsend (Jamestown, Chautauqua, Lakewood and Bemus Point), Douglas Houghton (Fredona) and Abner Allen (Jamestown). Originally broadcast on local radio stations May 23 – May 27, 2011. Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 51 – 55

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, featuring James Strang (Ellington), Ellen Yates Miller. (Jamestown), George Pullman (Brocton), Edith Ainge (Jamestown), and Gertrude Williams (Kennedy). Originally airing on local radio stations March 21 – March 28 2011. Continue reading

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Elijah Fay – Bicentennial Biography No. 32

Elijah Fay was born in Southborough, Mass., Sept. 9, 1781, and was married to Lucy Belknap, of Westborough, Mass. The couple came to Portland in 1811 settled on 179 acres, the first residence in what is today the village of Brocton… 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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Captain James Dunn – Bicentennial Biography No. 10

The first settler in the town of Portland was Capt. James Dunn, who came from near Meadville, Pa., in 1804, and located about 1,100 acres near the center of the town, not yet surveyed into lots. In 1805 he built a log cabin on lot 31, town five… Continue reading

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