This is a picture of Lewis Lyon, one of the early settlers of Lyon Mt., Chazy Lake, and Saranac area. The family name was the source of naming Lyon Mt.(not for any mountain lions).
..... The more I got into genealogy
the more I got into the history of the people and their
times. So I would like to have
this page to cover the history of different areas, starting with ones I
most familiar with first. I recently visited (1997) The Adirondack
Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, NY. This place is really a must see spot
for you city dwellers who would like to get an overall view of the
Adirondacks in one sitting
or walking. It is far more beautiful than a trip to Punta Cana Dominican Republic
and more relaxing than going to one of the many Cancun resorts available. I took
some photographs of photographs and these will provide
some illustration to my historical writings. Another incident that
me into history was the Margaret
listed on The Bigelow Society Page.
She described events of my ancestors in Schuyler Falls, NY as well as
,Chazy Lake, and world events. Another is the research I have done on
of my ancestors has revealed history of other families as the case of
Colchester Cemeteries . So
will start out with the history of Chazy Lake
and its neighbors Dannemora and Lyon Mountain . I grew up in Dannemora and
some interesting stories of the prison there, etc. Lyon Mountain is a
town that has interesting history and facts attached to it. There is
research about the Schuyler Falls and Keeseville,
area. This is covered by an article about the UNION, a settlement by Quakers
near both villages. Keeseville
is the home of my mother Ruth and maternal grandmother Beatrice
( LESPERANCE ) McGEE, named Gagy by me when I was was a baby. This
stuck and my whole family has used it ever since ( Gagy turned 98
1999 (she died peacefully in March 2000 )).
More history of Keeseville can be found on R. Prescott & son Pages.......................ROD.....11/21/2000
Recent (1998) historical study was about the small Hamlet of BIGELOW, located near Richville and Gouverneur, NY.
The start of a history of Saranac, with The Redford Glass Works.
A personal history of The North Family, with The Memories of Luella R. North.
The start of a history of Peru, NY, with History of Peru ....
Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Association: site
We're working on creating a library of 5-generation from the local area to which you're invited to add your own
Also in 1997 I did some research in Geneseo, NY in the Finger Lakes region. Links in that area can be found on the page for Epaphroditus BIGELOW ( Don't let the name intimidate you!)
In 1999, I started what I call The Bigelow Papers, which covers the history of the Bigelow Family and related families in Northern NY. It will also cover the origin of these families before they moved to Northern NY, especially Clinton County. See link below:
In 1999, I completed more articles
concerning Lyon Mountain and nearby areas. One article deals
with an Oral History of Levi White,
who worked in the mines and other northcountry places I know. He made sketches of the mine operation as it was
Look to those links for the latest info I've compiled from articles and
tours of present state of Lyon Mt. and mines. Also in 1999, I started
articles from a publication called "Mining for Souls". Find these
on Souls 1a, and St. Bernard's 1...................................ROD
John Miles of Chateaugay Lake has a great history page on Chateaugay and Chateaugay Lake, Merrill, Brainardsville, etc. Find these links at: http://www.angelfire.com/mo2/hunsmire/chateaugaylinks.html
Go to link below to add information to genexchange:
Anyone interested in contacting the various historians in Clinton
County can check this site for a good listing:
Clinton co., NY Civil War soldiers who died bef. June 1865: http://members.aol.com/jjelbrec/cl-died.htm
Adirondack Museum photos, Blue Mountain Lake, NY;
History of Clinton County, New York;
There are some great sources of information on local history available on the internet,
I will list a few:
Feinberg Library Special Collection: http://www.plattsburgh.edu/acadvp/libinfo/library/speccoll.html
and Polaris, a new search engine: http://www.plattsburgh.edu/acadvp/libinfo/newspaper_search/search.htm
1798 Tax assessment for Clinton co.;incomplete but interesting: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyclinto/1798tax.html
From Peru: Ephraim Bigalow (heirs of Zacheous Newcomb, owners), 72 acres near the river Sable joining David Gorges. $312. See: /rod/ephrai6a.htm
From Peru: John Haff, 325 acres, on Rogers road, joining William Keese. One log house ($25). One frame barrack barn 34 x 30. $2104.
Index of Pleasant Lake Cemetery, Brasie Corners, Macomb NY
1870 Census of Town of Lisbon, St Lawrence County, NY
1870 Census Transcript - Macomb, St. Lawrence County, New York:
You can search NY counties for forums at:
Clinton at: http://genforum.genealogy.com/ny/clinton/
Franklin at: http://genforum.genealogy.com/ny/franklin/
Essex at: http://genforum.genealogy.com/ny/essex/
Livingston at: http://genforum.genealogy.com/ny/livingston/
St. Lawr at: http://genforum.genealogy.com/ny/saintlawrence/
Also try the expanded Colonial New England Database at:
more links and notes on Page 2.
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