• The Forgotten New York State Historical Marker: John Dean Rock in Hawthorne, NY

    Who Was John Dean? John Dean was a youngster in the town of Mount Pleasant, NY before the American Revolution. His family’s farm sat squarely in the middle of what was known as the Neutral Zone. Like many from the area, John was forced to take a side. He clearly chose the side of being

  • Jeremiah D Sheehan’s Service Record to his County

    By Published On: January 14th, 2021Categories: Military, Surname: Sheehan

    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,

  • Private Ralph Yerks, ‘Killed In Action’ in France during World War I

    By Published On: February 13th, 2011Categories: Military, Surname: Yerks

    Ralph Yerks was the third and youngest son of George Oakley Yerks and Annie Cutler.  According to his draft registration card filed on June 5, 1917, Ralph was single, living in Rye and was working as a plumbers helper.  His two brothers, Leroy (later known as James Leroy) and William Benjamin also registered for the draft