Asa Dunbar – Pioneer; Part 2

This continues the story of Asa Dunbar, a pioneer settler of Irondequoit and Brighton, NY. The 1800 census record of Asa and his family shows him and his wife having four boys, and three girls. By the 1810 census there are only 2 children living with Asa and Elizabeth. Some of the older children probably …

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Asa Dunbar – Pioneer; Part 1

This is the story of Asa Dunbar who was a pioneer settler of what is now Irondequoit and Brighton. The best previous collection of records on Asa are in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register in volume 166 (2012) where there is a genealogy of his parents. When white settlers came to what is …

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Another Church History

I uploaded a 16 page booklet on Durand United Church of Christ on Culver Road in Irondequoit. The booklet served as both a history of the church and 50th anniversary program. They celebrated that anniversary in 1968.  They won’t be celebrating any more anniversaries as the church has been sold and will be destroyed. Part …

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New Library for Irondequoit

A bond to build a new library in Irondequoit passed in a vote today. It is the second time that the votedhas been positive. In April the bond referendum passed but that vote was nullified after the Town found they hadn’t property submitted a environmental survey. Irondequoit currently has 2 libraries; the Helen McGraw branch …

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Library Bond Passes in Irondequoit

Yesterday was a vote in the Town of Irondequoit for a bond to be issued to build a new library. The bond passed with 3651 yes votes to 2033.  The bond is the first step in combining the two small libraries in Irondequoit into one much larger one that will be built on the corner …

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