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Bill Wills and Company~~My Ancestor

I have just received a book, entitled, “Bill Wills and Company,” written by his wife, Hazel McLeod Wills. Bill was governor of Vermont from 1941 to 1945. Mrs. Wills wrote that Bill wanted to have an autobiography, but he never … Continue reading

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How the Willes Family Came to Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York

My 3rd Great Uncle, Bela Willes read a notice in the newspaper and decided to join a commune starting up with promises of land and everyone treated equally in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. The rest of his immediate … Continue reading

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The Barnum and Bailey Circus Trainwreck at Clark’s Crossing

This story takes place in St. Lawrence County, New York, at Clark’s Crossing, between Norwood and Potsdam~~where the railroad went through. My 3rd Great Aunt and Uncle, Silas S and Louise Willes Clark, owned a farm that passed down by … Continue reading

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