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Phillip Hawley

A number of years ago, I completed a book of epitaphs primarily collected from 300 cemeteries in Delaware, Otsego, and Chenango counties. One that stood out as especially poignant was that of Phillip … more

Where Did They Come From?

As we have driven across New York state we have stopped and explored many cemeteries. We especially like the old sandstone gravestones carved prior to 1850. The detail and artistry on  these … more

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In 1824 New York state enacted a law that established county poorhouses or almshouses. Essentially these were to provide a place for those without homes or anyone to care for them nor the means to … more

Our Abandoned Cemeteries

A few years ago, we attended a concert in Lancaster, Pa. We went to see legendary country music singer Charley Pride. After a few releases in 1966 he was booked for his first large show in Detroit. … more

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We have talked about a vacation in Arizona for years. Our reservations were made when the pandemic hit the country. Like many others, our plans were canceled. We will try again another time.We had no … more

Clarence Noble – Monument Dealer

A number of years ago, during a mild December, we were doing a final gravestone reset. As we worked, a car pulled up. A man got out and rushed into the cemetery and walk around quickly as if he was … more

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This is a continuation of our last article on a member of Dale’s extended family, Isabelle, who spent many years in the state hospital at Binghamton. Her biggest fear was to be buried there and … more


This is the story of Isabelle, a dear family friend. She was an ordinary woman but her life was far from typical. Her story began in Texas where she was born July 2, 1905 to James Pearce and Callie … more


This is the story of Isabelle, a dear family friend who was an ordinary woman but whose life was far from typical.  Her story began in Texas where she was born July 2, 1905 to James Pearce … more

Delaware County Hanging

The year was 1819, a hot summer day in August and a man had just been hung for the heinous crime of killing his wife. The man was Nathan Foster and his wife, Eleanor, had died  of arsenic … more

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Bessie was busy gathering all of her family’s possessions and preparing her young daughter and four older boys, including her seven-year-old son Patrick, for their journey. She packed all the … more

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This past October we had the pleasure of attending a presentation at the Delaware County Historical Association near Delhi entitled “Saving the Legacy of Grant Rogers.” This event was … more


As a result of genealogical research, I realized Elizabeth, New Jersey is closely tied to the history of Walton and the Ogden family. I had always wanted to explore that branch of my family tree … more
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