Daly, Cook and Quigg

Daly Family The Daly family, John and Mary, immigrated to the United States from Ireland as young people.  Sometime between 1855 and 1860, they purchased a farm just outside of Cleveland in an area commonly referred to as Reed Tract.  After establishing their farm, they later sent for their nephew, John Cook, also from Ireland.  […]


New CHS Publications

CHS now has a couple of new publications that we’re selling.  The first is an updated version of the History of Oswego County.  Packed full of revisions, we are selling hard cover volumes for $20 and paperback volumes for $10.  An additional $3.00 for postage and handling is required. Also available is the last volume of […]


More on Senecal and Ladue

The following is a synopsis of some of my research that may answer a mystery concerning two young girls with the surname Senecal. I made mention of this mystery in a recent blog titled “An Unknown Town”. —- Keith Schmidt 1840 Redwood, Jefferson County, NY In the 1840 census Anthony and Catherine Ladue have one […]


A ‘Short’ Short Story

A ‘Short’ Short Story by Keith Schmidt In the 1899 Cleveland Directory, on #1 North Street, next to the Episcopal Church is a man named S. Frank Putney, a Methodist and a glassworker. The S at the beginning of his name stands for Simeon. He is married to a woman named Mary. For both, this […]