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Monday, October 18, 2010

Maxwell Info and A Book About Newport, New York

My Maxwell researcher sent me a third book entitled "The Newport Bicentennial History" 1776-1976, Newport, New York, complied by the residents of the Village and Town of Newport, New York.   I took some notes of interest while reading this book.  See my previous posts about "The Irish Settlement - Newport, New York - Part 1-4 - July 18-21, 2010".

1.  At one time, Newport was the cheese center for the Herkimer County dairy community.

2. The West Canada Creek runs through town.

3. The Newport Stone Bridge spans the creek and was built in 1853.

This book has so much great historical information about Newport and wonderful pictures of times past.  I found a full chapter about St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Newport.  I wish it listed more about the founding parishioners.  Irene Maxwell is indicated as a previous organist for the church.  I find more Molineaux's in this book along with some McEvoy's.  They are cousin's related to my McLaughlin's and Maxwell's, respectively.

On page 43, I find a chapter entitled "Newport Dry Cleaners" written by Irene Darling and Dorothy Maxwell Edwards.  I wonder if this Maxwell is related to me.  On page 57, I find "Farming In Newport As I Remember It" by Doris Morey Maxwell.

This is a nice little book of 173 pages.  I guess I was hoping to spot some information in it or mention of some of my McLaughlin's.

The books about Newport, Fairfield, and Middleville have been very enjoyable.

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