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Rome, New York, USA - T. W. Perry One Price Clothier 42 Domimick St. Rome, N.Y.

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  • (Rome, New York) In 1758, Fort Stanwix was constructed to protect the great Carrying Place and its settlers.

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  • 1854 - Rome
    Rome, a post-borough in Home township, and semi-capital of Oneida county, New York, on the Mohawk river, the Erie canal, and the Utica and Syracuse railroad, 109 miles W. N. W. from Albany, and 14 miles N. W. from Utica. It is the southern terminus of the Black River canal, and of a railroad leading to Watertown and Sackett's harbor. It contains, besides the county buildings, churches of several denominations, 3 banks, an United States' arsenal, 2 newspaper offices, and manufactories of cotton, iron, and other articles. Plank-roads extend from Rome to Oswego, Taberg, Madison county, and Utica. Population of the township, 7918; that of the borough in 1853 is estimated at 4000.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • 1862 - Rome
    ROME was formed from Steuben, March 4, 1796. It lies upon the Mohawk, a little west of the center of the County. Its surface is level and some portion of it low and marshy. The Mohawk flows south-east through the east part, and Wood Creek flows west through the north-west part. Fish Creek, forms the north-west boundary. The soil generally is a gravelly loam and highly productive. On the south line of the town is a quarry of freestone, and on the north line, along the banks of the Mohawk and Gulf Brook, are large masses of shale. In excavating the canal through the swamp, clam shells of a large size, charcoal and ashes, were found imbedded eight feet below the surface.

    Rome, (p. v.) situated upon the Mohawk, south-east of the center of the town, was incorporated March 26, 1819. It is a half shire of the County, and contains the County buildings, thirteen churches, four banks, two newspaper offices, an academy, several private schools and several extensive manufactories. It is the... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - Cheese factories, or associated dairies, first organized at Rome, N.Y., about seven years ago, now number twelve hundred, involving in their outlay $3,500,000.

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    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 25, 1868
  • 1870 - Rome, New York incorporated

  • 1895 - Rome
    Rome, a city of New York, and one of the capitals of Oneida co., is situated on the Mohawk River, and on the Erie Canal, 14 miles N.W. of Utica, 109 miles W.N.W. of Albany, 38% miles E.N.E. of Syracuse, and 142 miles S. of Ogdensburg. It is on the New York Central Railroad, at the S. terminus of the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad, and is on the Rome Branch of the New York & Oswego Midland Railroad. The Black River Canal terminates here and connects with the Erie Canal. Rome contains a handsome court-house, 13 churches, a high school, a large hotel, 3 national banks, 2 savings-banks, an academy, a public library, manufactures of locomotives, farming-implements, railroad iron, cigars, and machinery, and printing-offices which issue 2 or 3 weekly newspapers. Pop. in 1880, 12, 194; in 1890, 14,991.
    Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
  • 1906
    Rome, a city, one of the capitals of Oneida co., N.Y., is situated on the Mohawk River and on the Erie Canal, 15 miles NW. of Utica, on the New York Central and Hudson River and the New York, Ontario and Western Rs. The Black River Canal terminates here and connects with the Erie Canal. Rome has large and varied industries, which are represented by foundries and machine- shops, locomotive-, iron- and tube-works, and manufactories of cheese and canned goods, bedding, wire, carriages, brass and copper goods, etc. St. Peter's Academy, the State Custodian Asylum, and a deaf-mute institute are located here. Rome is the site of old Fort Stanwix. Pop. in 1890, 14,991 ; in 1900, 15,343.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
  • News  1952 - ICE ON WINGS SEEN AS POSSIBLE CAUSE OF FATAL BOMBER CRASH AT ROME FIELD. 2 KILLED, 5 INJURED IN LANDING. AIR FORCE STARTS INVESTIGATION.
    Rome, N.Y. - Investigation of yesterday's B-17 plane crash at Mohawk Acres at the northeastern edge of the city is being carried on today by an investigation board composed of officers from Griffiss Air Force Base.

    They visited the scene yesterday afternoon and the investigation was being continued today. At the time of the crash it was raining and freezing and it was thought possible ice on the wings might have caused the plane to lose altitude. Witnesses said that just before the plane crashed all four propellers were revolving.

    Two Air Force men from Griffiss base were killed and five others injured shortly before noon yesterday when a B-17 plane crashed.

    The dead as identified by the public information office at the base were First Lt. WAYNE AS. SCHOBERT, 31, of Owensville, O., who lived at 104 Ringdahl St., less than one block from the scene of the crash; and radioman Sgt. JACK B. NICHOLS, 20, of Overton, Tex., who lived at Wright Park, also a short distance from the... Read MORE...


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female ancestorMary "Polly" TOWNER (1760, Bishopstone, Sussex, England - 13 October 1802, Rome, New York, USA)
male ancestorMatthew HUNTINGTON (27 May 1772, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA - 11 January 1857, Rome, New York, USA)
female ancestorMary "Polly" CATLIN (1772, Rome, New York, USA - , )
male ancestorRussell MOULTON (, - 26 February 1847, Rome, New York, USA)
female ancestorSarah OLNEY (23 October 1787, Rome, New York, USA - 9 December 1856, Bacon Hill, Saratoga County, New York, USA)
male ancestorAsa Clark HUNTINGTON (22 May 1794, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA - 9 November 1865, Rome, New York, USA)
male ancestorJohn HOUK (29 September 1796, Rome, New York, USA - 26 June 1838, Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
female ancestorMary HUNTINGTON (5 March 1798, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA - 2 September 1826, Rome, New York, USA)
female ancestorLaura CLARK (21 November 1798, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA - 24 March 1880, Rome, New York, USA)

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male ancestorMatthew HUNTINGTON (27 May 1772 - 11 January 1857) and female ancestorMary "Polly" CATLIN (1772 - ) married 12 May 1793
male ancestorWilliam DRAPER (6 September 1774 - 24 December 1854) and female ancestorLydia LATHROP (5 November 1775 - 18 February 1846) married 24 December 1794
male ancestorJohn BURT (11 June 1775 - 30 March 1871) and female ancestorSarah OLNEY (23 October 1787 - 9 December 1856) married 31 December 1807
male ancestorGeorge HUNTINGTON (11 January 1827 - 20 June 1892) and female ancestorNancy Anna OLIVER (27 August 1831 - 27 July 1871) married 11 June 1867
photo of Emery Stephan PUGH Emery Stephan PUGH (August 1863 - ) and photo of Nellie M Hubbell WEISMANTLE Nellie M Hubbell WEISMANTLE (18 June 1865 - 9 May 1951) married 14 April 1887
male ancestorGeorge Leonard HIBBARD (28 April 1865 - ) and female ancestorGeorgiana HUNTINGTON (13 June 1868 - ) married 28 June 1893
male ancestorRowland Firth SIPLEY (17 September 1895 - 1956) and female ancestorIsobel MILLER (16 February 1900 - July 1979) married 25 November 1920
male ancestorDwight BRUSH (11 October 1869 - 4 June 1934) and female ancestorJennie Cora JAMES (1871 - 1935) married 10 October 1922
male ancestorCarleton Waite BRUSH (May 1 1900 - 3 May 1988) and female ancestorNellie Deidama HENDERSON (December 22 1902 - 29 May 1990) married 10 October 1922
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