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Here comes the Judge, Here comes the Judge…

Here comes the Judge, Here comes the Judge…

In Athens, NY, a widower and father of two daughters we find John Sanderson, Jr., son of John Sanderson Sr. and Margaret Whitfield. He was a practicing lawyer and was elected Judge of Greene county, NY for several terms. He was of good character and considered a “good lawyer”. His page can be found here or as a link from John Sanderson, Sr’s section..

Sarah and Edward Sanderson

Sarah and Edward Sanderson

I added a short history on both Sarah and Edward Sanderson this morning. There will be more to add to each of these. I will add that information at a later date. You can get to the pages by going to the sitemap or they are a link off of John Sanderson’s page.

Sitemap

Sitemap

The site is getting large enough now that I thought maybe I should put what is called a sitemap on the site. A sitemap is a page that contains all the links available on the site. If you want to get to a page quickly you can click on the sitemap, click on the page link and you will be taken directly to that page.

I also added a surname index and a people index. If you see any surnames of interest click on the link and view the people in our database. Then, using the search on the top right hand side of the site search to see if we have included your person of interest on the site. If not, please contact us and we can share information.

Van Schaick Mansion

Van Schaick Mansion

Last night and this morning I worked on a brief page about the Van Schaick family. Although I am not certain the Isaac Van Schaick is of that family, the secondary evidence presented sure points in that direction. I put the page up hoping someone out there can help us connect our dots on this story. Isaac was born only 35 miles down the Hudson from where the mansion was built. If anyone has any further information on the Van Schaick family and would like to add to our stories or our trees, please feel free to leave an inquiry.

The new Van Schaick Mansion page is linked to the places of interest page or can be found here.

Van Schaick and Sanderson Mill

Van Schaick and Sanderson Mill

Today I added a page about Isaac Van Schaick, husband of Eliza Sanderson. Isaac served as a congressman and was part owner of the E. Sanderson Company and the Schoonmaker Quarry. Isaac and Eliza’s page can be found here.

I also added the page I had written for the flouring mills. I am sure those will be changing in the next few weeks when the corporation papers come in at the library. I hope to add some details about what happened to mills. In one of the estate papers I read, it said the stock of E. Sanderson was worthless in 1903. I suspect there was a decline in the need for flour, but also the deaths of the principal owners, Edward in 1889, Willliam Jr. in 1893 and Isaac retiring in 1894, the company went down hill or just dissolved. More about the flour mills.

Sanderson Addition

Sanderson Addition

Yesterday and today I was working on the Sanderson Story. I added a narrative of William Sanderson, Sr. and his cotton plantation in Helena Arkansas. If you would like to read more the story can be found here.

I also started to add cemetery photos to the gallery section of the site. I haven’t quite figured out how I want them organized yet, so they may change a bit over the next few days.

Fanny Driscoll

Fanny Driscoll

We have a poetess in the family! Today I added about 80-90 poems written by Fanny Driscoll, daughter of Daniel O’Driscoll. Some of the poems are duplicated only to show that some were published many years apart and in different publications. Fanny wrote poetry that was published in a number of newspapers around the world.

I still have to format some of the descriptions on the poems, but have made the poems live anyway. Many have a sadness to them. One wonders if Fanny was a sad lady or if the mood of the poems was an assignment by her editor. It will be interesting to match the dates of the poems to the events of her life.

Pierce Genealogy

Pierce Genealogy

Today I was working on additional genealogy for the Peirce family. I did not go into a lot of detail for the first six generations in America. I will add additional information on these generations at a later time. My next step will be to document some of the fascinating stories that Nancy has given me including, Hazelcot “Castle” in Northern Indiana, the Laundry business in Wisconsin and New Orleans and the man who married his first cousin-in-law once removed.

I also added a new section called Places of Interest which will be where we will describe the interesting stopping places of our relatives. I linked Castle Saunderson to this page and added a new page about Schoonmaker Quarry in Wauwatosa. John Schoonmaker married Hannah Burgess Pierce, daughter of Dr. Eli and Sarah (Burgess) Pierce, granddaughter to Abner and Hulda (Wilcox) Pierce.

Peirce History

Peirce History

I got a start on the Peirce Family history, but have a long way to go. The Peirce family first came to America in 1623 so there will be a lot of generations to track. I will only be putting on the main branch first and as time goes on we can expand it to add the other generations.

Those that Served in the Military

Those that Served in the Military

I got a start on the Military page. The page labeled duty to country will list all of those family members that served in the military.

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