The black and white photo of the Yerks farm was taken in 1925 as part of an aerial photographing project. The modern map comes from a screenshot of Apple Maps. The Apple map was then manipulated to match up certain landmarks that have survived the 100-year difference. What a difference a hundred years make!
On December 6, 1785, the Commissioners of Forfeitures for the Southern District of New York awarded Catherine Yorkse (Yerks), widow of William Yerks, the 300-acre farm that her husband and her husbands family had been farming for many decades as tenant farmers of Philipsburg Manor. Philipsburg Manor was a large swath of central Westchester land
05 SEP 1889 • Born in Bedford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA 01 Jun 1900 • 10 years old living with parents John and Jane at 35 Front Street 7 May 1906 • Death of John J Hayes, Father of Jeremiah Hayes at the Paper Mill. His son Jeremiah was 16 just years old. 24 Jun 1918 • Marriage to
More than a decade ago, I came across an archived newsletter in which a person named Cula Katzky indicated that she was in possession of a "Yerks" family bible with several dates in it. She was not a Yerks family member and was seeking to return it to someone in the family. The
Jeremiah D Sheehan is an Irishman who likely enlisted in the War of the States in order to provide food and shelter for his family. Since he had already obtained Citizenship through Naturalization in 1859, he did not NEED to enlist in order to obtain Citizenship. Company C, 3rd Infantry Regiment On 25 July 1861,
This is a story I have not told before... but one that Yerks cousin Gibby Iannotti will appreciate. Many years ago I learned from Gibby of a gravestone of one of her great ancestors. It may be her great x2 Grandparents. Emeline Yerks married Benjamin Schenck. She indicated that their headstone also has someone named
On May 6, 1897, the local Chappaqua newspaper reported that Mrs. Osborn Yerks (Melissa Campbell) had moved into the Gabrielle Greeley Clendenin "hillside house." Gabrielle is the daughter of Horace Greeley, the well-known publisher of the Tribune Newspaper. Mrs. Clendenin was well-known for her charity and generosity. With this being just two years after the
Souvenir of the Revolutionary Soldiers' Monument Dedication, at Tarrytown, New YorkBy Tarrytown (N.Y.). Monument Committee, Marcius Denison Raymondpg. 42 & pg. 44 The name of William Yerks appears on the Muster roll of Capt. Gabriel Requa's Company of Militia of East Philipsburg, now in the position of Professor Beckford, Dean of Columbia College. New