Thursday, September 29, 2016

Rollan Powell Mentioned In Deed 52-202


Source
Livingston County, New York
52-202
29 September 1855
Barnum and Cynthia Wilkinson
Of Conesus, Livingston, New York
To
Solomon Sherwood
Of The Same Place
Lot  #148

...by the Hemlock Lake on the south...now owned and occupied by Rollan Powell....

Conesus, Livingston, New York
Barnum Wilkinson Husband M 32
Cynthia Wilkinson Wife  F 30
Harriet M Wilkinson Daughter F 7
Alex M Wilkinson Son M 2
Roland Woodard Boarder M 21



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Captain David Scott


Scene In Virginia (Not West Virginia)





Frontier defense on the upper Ohio, 1777-1778: compiled from the Draper ...
 By State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Sons of the American Revolution. Wisconsin Society

Source - Library Of Congress
Morgantown, West Virginia, on the Monongahela River, in the vicinity where Captain David Scott settled in Granville, (now) West Virginia.




Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Visit To Niagara Circa 1797


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In reference to Niagara Falls:

"Whoever will take the to view the chasm from the beginning of slope through which the water now flows up the falls, must be convinced of the mistake, the banks are not solid rock...*".

 "That the cataract was ever down at the north side of slope, is a conjecture to me very improbable...".

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Potter Lake On A Plat Map


The Lapeer County, Michigan, side of Potter Lake.  We (the Powers family) lived on the Genesee County side for a few years as renters from the IMA.

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