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.  […]


Reverend George H. Macnish

I’d like to thank Kathy Darrow and Jack Cottet for their contributions to this blog.  Note that many of the documents spell George’s last name as MacNish, but for the purpose of this summary, I’m using the suggested Macnish format.  Several of the reference materials can be found in our community tree. —- gmsc Being […]


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 […]