Articles

The White Plague

In the mid to late 1800s, Rhode Island was known as the “Vampire Capital of America.” Even when germs were recognized, in New England in particular, when members of a family died from a mysterious illness, the idea circulated that vampires were at work. »  Read the rest...

Originally published October 15, 2023

White Bronze Monuments

Have you ever noticed a bluish-gray cemetery monument? You think “It’s probably granite” but as you get closer, you know it is something else. The date is most likely prior to 1915 but the inscription looks as new as it did when the monument was set in place. »  Read the rest...

Originally published March 8, 2023

Fancy D Revealed?

We spend much of our time visiting and working in cemeteries and we like to study and research the early sandstone gravestone carvers that plied their trade from about 1800-1845. »  Read the rest...

Originally published January 5, 2023

Cemetery Signage

For ten years, we have explored cemeteries all over New York state. It always saddens us to find an old cemetery without a sign leaving us to wonder what name it had. »  Read the rest...

Originally published November 30, 2022

Pioneer Cemetery

In the town of Sidney you will find, nestled between the library and the Susquehanna River, a little spot called the Pioneer Cemetery. Tina has been drawn to this quiet setting since she worked at the library as a teenager. »  Read the rest...

Originally published October 4, 2022

Wakeman Cemetery

The year is 1808. Eliphalet Wakeman has just signed a deed purchasing 150 acres. The land was part of Lot 61 of the Walton Patent along Third Brook, northwest of Walton. »  Read the rest...

Originally published June 29, 2022

Our Maine Adventure

We have talked about a vacation in Arizona for years. Our reservations were made when the pandemic hit the country. Like many others, our plans were canceled. »  Read the rest...

Originally published September 2, 2020

The Castle On the Hill

This is a continuation of our last article on a member of Dale’s extended family, Isabelle, who spent many years in the state hospital at Binghamton. »  Read the rest...

Originally published June 24, 2020

The Irishman

Bessie was busy gathering all of her family’s possessions and preparing her young daughter and four older boys, including her seven-year-old son Patrick, for their journey. »  Read the rest...

Originally published February 19, 2020

Grant Rogers

This past October we had the pleasure of attending a presentation at the Delaware County Historical Association near Delhi entitled “Saving the Legacy of Grant Rogers.” »  Read the rest...

Originally published January 29, 2020

Elizabeth and the Ogdens

As a result of genealogical research, I realized Elizabeth, New Jersey is closely tied to the history of Walton and the Ogden family. I had always wanted to explore that branch of my family tree so when the opportunity arose to visit, my husband and I decided to go. »  Read the rest...

Originally published December 21, 2019