Old News – Dedication of Clock

More news from the past. This time about the dedication of a clock and bronze tablet. The clock was renovated by the Village of Brockport in 1981 THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC. Thursday, June 25, 1914 IN HONOR OF OUR PATRIOTIC ANCESTORS WHO GAVE THEIR SERVICE AND LIVES IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. Main Address Given …

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Happy July 4th – Rev. War Veteran

Happy Independence Day. Related to the US Independence, I would like to tell about one of my ancestor’s that served during the Revolutionary War. His story is common among those that served. He never went very far from home and saw little action. His name is Jacob Wilklow and he was born in 1764 in …

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Thank You Veterans

Today is Veterans Day. Let me tell you about my Revolutionary War ancestor, Matthew Halsey. He lived in Bridgehampton, NY on the eastern end of Long Island. He joined a Company of men from that area. The Company marched to Fort Ticonderoga which is about 350 miles to replace men that had survived an attack …

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Revolutionary War Soldiers

Happy July Fourth! This holiday makes me think of my ancestors Matthew Halsey and Jacob Wilklow that were soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Neither were in any battles but that doesn’t matter as they still were ready to fight if they needed to. I noticed another blog, Genealogy and Family History(.com) has a good posting on …

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