By Published On: January 23rd, 2023Categories: Uncategorized

    During the War of the Revolution, the County of Westchester, and particularly the lower towns (now forming the (Borough of Bronx or Bronck’s’[1]), was the prey of the foraging parties of both armies, as it lay directly between them and was permanently occupied by neither. Being common property to both parties, it was, therefore, called

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  • 1925 Chappaqua Map Overlaid with 2023 Google Map

    By Published On: January 22nd, 2023Categories: Uncategorized

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  • The Book of Life for John J Hayes and His Ancestors

    By Published On: November 7th, 2022Categories: Uncategorized

    This is a presentation I built for Christmas several years ago.  It may be hard to understand some of the slides without any context, but it is shared here in the interest of sharing information. https://www.icloud.com/keynote/0c62zm304e5m56AXVyTrWzkpg#Book_of_Life_-_The_Hayes_Family  

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  • The History of the Westchester County Almshouse in Eastview, New York

    By Published On: January 12th, 2022Categories: Church's and Cemeteries, Places: Eastview, UncategorizedTags: ,

    Before The Eastview Complex.... Typically, responsibility for the care of indigents, the insane, orphans, and abandoned children were held by the individual towns of Westchester County. But in the early 1800s, several towns recognized the need for something better and found that by sharing resources, they may be able to care for more people and

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  • Supporting Documentation for William Yerks (b. 10 Apr 1725, d. BEF 1785) Application for Patriot Status with the DAR

    By Published On: November 14th, 2020Categories: In The Military, Surname: Yerks, Uncategorized

    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

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  • Where Is Catherine Yerks’ Farm?

    By Published On: March 8th, 2020Categories: Maps, Surname: Yerks, Uncategorized

    This is a 1840 Map of the Yerks farm, overlaid on today's Google Map. Move the slider to change the view.

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  • An Extraordinarily Detailed Obituary of John Hayes, An American Irishman

    By Published On: June 24th, 2016Categories: Uncategorized

    The following is a transcription of a front page article, published in the Manchester Daily Union on March 9, 1905 concerning the death of John Hayes. John Hayes was born November 23, 1819 and is the youngest child of John Hayes and Hanora Leahey of Killarney, Ireland. He is the brother to my great x2 grandfather, Jeremiah Hayes of Manchester, NH. There is so much to write about him, but this article provides a grand overview of things we would never have known about him. The detail is extraordinary

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  • My Great Grandfather, John J Hayes Obituary

    By Published On: September 17th, 2013Categories: Surname: Hayes, UncategorizedTags: ,

    Thursday, May 10, 1906 Manchester Union Page 4 John J Hayes The funeral service of John J Hayes was held at St. Patrick's Church on Wednesday morning, the Rev. Father Matthew Kramer celebrating a high mass of Requiem at 830 o'clock, assisted by the church choir. Interment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery, where Father Creamer

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  • The Funeral of Thomas E Hayes

    By Published On: September 17th, 2013Categories: UncategorizedTags: ,

    Monday, September 21, 1897 Manchester Union Page 4 Funeral of Thomas E Hayes The remains of Thomas E Hayes were removed from the family residence, 30 Second St., to the Cathedral Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, where the funeral services were held, the Rev. Father Hennon officiating. The internment took place in the family lot

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