Jacob Wilklow’s Military Service

Yesterday on Veteran’s Day, I was thinking about one of my Revolutionary War ancestors; Jacob Wilklow. Jacob was born in 1764 in New Paltz, Ulster Co., NY. His brother, John, joined a military unit in 1778 when he was only aged 16. In 1779 Jacob, then only 15, served a month as a substitute for …

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Talk on Popular Songs; Tomorrow (Nov. 13)

Tomorrow (Nov. 13th) there will be a talk at 7:00 p.m. at the Greece Town Hall about the history of popular songs. “Halfway to Heaven and You:” How Popular Songs Sang Us to the Suburbs will be given by Michael Lasser. Suburbs began in America long before Levittown right after World War II.  In fact …

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