Tag Archives: St. Lawrence County New York

Letters From Home~~Cicero, Hamilton County, Indiana

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Cast of Characters: Grace~~ My Great Grandmother Grace Louise Carson Stockmaster Orrenda~~My 2nd Great Grandmother Orrenda M. Willes Carson Della~~My 2nd Great Aunt Mary Dell Carson Criswell Allen Ral~ My 2nd Great Uncle (Great Grand Uncle) James Ralston Carson Jr., DVM … Continue reading

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Letters From Home 1st Installment

Cast of “Characters” Mother Carson~~My 2nd Great grandmother  Orrenda Willes Carson Grace~~My Great Grandmother Grace Louise Carson Stockmaster Uncle Oliver~~My 2nd Great Uncle Oliver F Wills, Orrenda’s brother in Iowa Ral~ My 2nd Great Uncle (Great Grand Uncle) James Ralston … 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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