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Johnstown, New York, USA

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Where is Johnstown, New York, USA? 

Johnstown is a city and the county seat of Fulton County in the U.S. state of New York. The city was named by its founder, Sir William Johnson after his son John Johnson. Sir WIlliam Johnson was a baronet and officer in the British army.

The city of Johnstown is mostly surrounded by the town of Johnstown, of which it was once a part when it was a village. Also adjacent to the city is the city of Gloversville. The two cities are together known as the "Glove Cities". They are known for their history of specialty manufacturing. Johnstown is located approximately 45 miles (72 km) west of Albany, about one-third of the way between Albany and the Finger Lakes region to the west.Wikipedia


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Johnstown, New York, USA - Johnstown, N.Y.
The Old Johnstown Jail, built by Sir William Johnson 1763.
Johnstown, New York, USA

Johnstown, N.Y.
The Old Johnstown Jail, built by Sir William Johnson 1763.

Johnstown, New York, USA - Knox's Gelatine
C. B. Knox, Johnstown, N.Y.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898
Johnstown, New York, USA

Knox's Gelatine
C. B. Knox, Johnstown, N.Y.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898
Johnstown, New York, USA - Johnstown, N.Y., New Colonial Club House
Johnstown, New York, USA

Johnstown, N.Y., New Colonial Club House
Johnstown, New York, USA - Cayadutta Falls
Johnstown, New York, USA

Cayadutta Falls

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News  1887 - Loss, Fifty Thousand Dollars.
JOHNSTOWN, N.Y., Dec. 30. - Charles King's glove-leather establishment was burned Tuesday night....Read MORE...

News  1889 - At Johnstown, N.Y., the Union Academy building was burned on the 1st, causing a loss of $45,000. George Thompson, chief of the fire department, was instantly killed, and Teddy Smith was fatally hurt by the falling walls.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
February 9, 1889
1916
Johnstown, a city, capital of Fulton co., N.Y., on Cayadutta Creek, 48 miles WNW. of Albany, on the ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Carr
flag  Hartman CARR (11 October 1797, Johnstown, New York, USA - 23 September 1876, Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)) gravestone

Funck
flag  David FUNCK (1795, Johnstown, New York, USA - 11 October 1866, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Silvernale
flag  Mary SILVERNALE (1835, Johnstown, New York, USA - 10 May 1860, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Grosvenor
flag  Mary Melissa GROSVENOR (4 January 1847, Carlisle, New York, USA (Grosvenor Corners) - 23 December 1913, Johnstown, New York, USA) gravestone

Haggart
flag  Robert HAGGART (1832, , New York, USA - 4 March 1912, Johnstown, New York, USA)

Niver
immigrant American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  William Jacob "John" NIVER (13 June 1757, , Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 9 December 1804, Johnstown, New York, USA)

Stevens
flag  Aretus STEVENS (1847, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA - 9 May 1870, Johnstown, New York, USA) gravestone
 

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Cemeteries in Johnstown, New York, USA

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