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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Takedown Imminent

I will take down the site on 20 March 2018. Please contact me if you are interested in taking it over: obstinatesnooper ~~! icloud !~~ dotcom

S.J. Tilden

Samuel Jones Tilden

By: Tina Ordone Though this site is centered on Stephentown, I wanted to include some interesting things from the town that I actually grew up in, New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY. It is “next door” to Stephentown and has a very interesting history of it’s own. It’s major claim to fame is that of being

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George W. Johnson, 1864 (Surrogate’s Court)

In the matter of the application for Administration on the Estate of George W. Johnson, late of the town of Stephentown:
Julia E. Johnson deposed that she was the widow of the late George W. Johnson, and lived in Stephentown. He died a natural death in Stephentown on the 11th day of March 1864, without leaving a last Will and Testament;

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Early Physicians

Note from Tina: I can verify that these men did indeed make house calls, in a day and time long past. I remember well, Dr. Thompson coming to my parents house when my brothers and I came down with the measles. We always called him “I’m going to give you a shot Thompson.” It seems that there was a shot for everything!! Dr. Swift was the man who pierced my ears when I was 16 years old. By that time, though, housecalls were on the way out and after much begging and pleading, I convinced my parents that I was old enough, and my Mom took me to Dr. Swift’s office for the piercing.

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Railroads

The railroad line ran through Brainard, the Lebanons, Stephentown, North Stephentown Center, Cherry Plain, Berlin and on to Bennington. The voice of the conductor was heard calling out the names of the stations along the way.

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Will Abstracts

These abstracts could be a wonderful resource, as most list entire families, and some even have parents names, and other relatives.

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