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Asher Smith Potter was born in the town of Camden, Oneida, N.Y., Jan. 26th, 1805, and at the time of his death, his age was 76 years, 1 month and 16 days.

When five years old, his parents moved to Canada, where he received a liberal education in the best schools. At the age of 18, his parents again moved to Oneida County, but soon moved again, this time to Cleveland, where they resided until their death, at the ages of 81 and 83 years respectively.

Asher remained here hardly one year, when his inclinations led him to the great metropolis, New York city. He engaged there first as a waiter, but soon received a good position as clerk in a commercial house, where he remained three years. At this time he was induced to go into the Southern States, where he remained sixteen years, engaaged in various branches of business - at one time having a wholesale closting store in Macon, Ga.

After an absence of 19 years, he returned to Cleveland, and 8 years later, at the age of 46, was married. The remainder of his life has been spent here, with an interval of three and a half years - 75 to 78 - passed in Wisconsin.

About 25 years ago, he entered in business here, keeping first a tavern and then a small country store. He made considerable money, and erected what is now known as the Morse building, and filled the large store with goods; but through unfortunate speculation, he lost the whole of his property.

He held several important positions in the town and village, and was possessed of considerable ability. He frequently contributed to the columns of the Press. He wrote a series of entertaining sketches on the early life of this place, and also a history of Frenchman's Island.

He leaves a wife and four children 
Potter, Asher Smith (I499)
 
2 !?The Supremo Court suit of John
!?The Supremo Court suit of John Horey against the estate of Daniel Pettibone, which was several months ago tried in this place before Hon. Wm. H. Baker, Referee (Wm. Sanders for plantiff, D.L. Wilder for defendant), has just been decided in favor of the estate. It will be remembered that the late Ann Cummingham, a servant for many years of Daniel Pettibone, upon his death made out a claim against the estate for about $5,000 for services, etc. She had taken up her residence at the house of John Horey, and just before her death transferred her alleged claim to him. But the defense produced receipts from Ann Cunningham to Daniel Pettibone in full of all demands, and other convincing evidence to the Court that no such claim was owing to plaintiff. This decision throws costs to the amount of nearly two hundred dollars on Horey ? which from present appearences, the Pettibone estate will likely have to settle. 
Cunningham, Ann (I349)
 
3 "'Lord Thomas' Russell's boy, Barnard, 19 years old, is now studying in the Academy at Rome. He is a late pupil of our able contributor, Jas. L. Gallagher, who has bean for some time teaching the Reed Tract school, and upon his first entrance to the Academy, fresh from his home school, stood 75 percent, in his studies, which is a fine exhibit for the backwoods lad, and reflects not a little credit on his instructor." Gallagher, James L. (I68)
 
4 "... the organist at St. James Episcopal Church was wishing to retire. The Rector, Reverend George MacNish convinced my Dad to learn to play the organ. He was basically self taught and after a few preliminary lessons he developed into a wonderful and skilled musician. Over the next 30 plus years he sat on the organ bench at St. James." Cottet, Laurence D. (I133)
 
5 "... [Foster] left the Empire State and traveled in the Old Dominion. A little later, the mood for travel still on him, he visited Louisiana and Texas. In 1837, leaving the south, he took up his quarters in the north-west and spent the next two succeeding years in farming." Foster, William H. (I41)
 
6 "A month was spent in New York City and on December 2nd. they left in the steamer Constitution for Albany. After spending a couple of days in the latter City they went by stage to Schenectady, from whence a packet on the Erie Canal transported them to Utica, which was reached on December 6th." Cramp, Mary (I42)
 
7 "About 15 years ago, Mr. Gallagher moved to Oswego, to be near his office in the County Building, but retained his legal residence at Cleveland." Gallagher, William M. (I71)
 
8 "Among other enterprises in which he was engaged was tnat of the manufacture of glass, which has been so many years one of the most important industries of Oswego county. He was a stockholder in and one of the managers for years of one of the glass companies of the village of Cleveland, a business which is still one of the most important among the glass manufacturing concerns of this country." Foster, William H. (I41)
 
9 "As has been noted, his mother was evidently of a thoroughly religous nature, and no doubt trained her children in the Church of England, of which she was a member. His wife also was deeply religous, and all together it is not strange that the Episcopal Church of this country appealed to him. Originally there was none in the village of Cleveland, but services were occasionally conducted there, and when in 1867 a parish organization was effected, William was in charge of the meeting. He was elected its first senior Warden and continued in that office for many years. In time St. James Church was erected on a lot given by him. He was a constant attendant at Church services to the time of his death, and as a lay-reader conducted the services at St. James Church whenever there was no clergyman present." Foster, William H. (I41)
 
10 "At about one o'clock in the afternoon on March 25th, 1906, Adam Leonard died at his home on Center Street in this village, after an illness of ten days with pneumonia." Leonard, Adam (I167)
 
11 "Beginning in the boundary line between the lands ... and running thence N 48 degrees E for a distance of 2,533.9 feet to the center of the highway and the lands now or formerly owned by Adelbert Cottet at Station 141 plus 64.2, in accordance with a map of said railroad made by W.S. Farrington, Civil Engineer, dated October 25th, 1904, and filed in Onondaga County Clerk's office." Cottet, Adelbert (I134)
 
12 "Catherine died a millionaire, through shrewd investments in the stock market. Richard inherited her house and its contents. He lives a few doors away." App, Catherine Mary (I6)
 
13 "Charley Kime and Miss Julia Leonard were married, Monday evening, at the home of the bride's parents, by Rev. G.W. Wood. The Press extends congratulations and best wishes." Family F52
 
14 "Counsellor Jas. L. Gallagher will next week move his office into the rooms over Dr. Allen's store." Gallagher, James L. (I68)
 
15 "Dad was born on the family farm in Cicero, NY, close to the Cicero swamp, in 1904." Cottet, Laurence D. (I133)
 
16 "During his service he was Chairman of two Committees- Erection and Division of Towns and Counties, and Poor Laws. He was also a member of the Committee on Railroads and was instrumental in the passage of the laws permitting the erection of the Elevated Roads in New York City. He was also one of the Committee that investigated the notorious Tweed Ring." Foster, William H. (I41)
 
17 "Following his retirement from business in 1928, Mr. Soule spent a large part of his time at Vanderkamp and after the sale of his home on James Street, made the estate his official residence." Soule, Frank Channing (I20)
 
18 "From a small beginning, the powdered milk branch of the business grew until it was the principal item manufactured by Merrell-Soule Company. The firm pioneered also in the manufacture of powdered eggs and similar products. The company was sold to the Borden Company in 1928." Soule, Frank Channing (I20)
 
19 "George App was an undertaker and the funeral parlor was located on the first floor of his building. This building burned on June 19, 1992 ? arson was proved." App, George C. (I2)
 
20 "He established a practice in Cleveland and in 1903, was joined by his son, William M. Gallagher, and in 1935, by his grandson, Francis James Gallagher, who is now attorney for the office of the treasurer of Oswego County." Gallagher, James L. (I68)
 
21 "He established a practice in Cleveland and in 1903, was joined by his son, William M. Gallagher, and in 1935, by his grandson, Francis James Gallagher, who is now attorney for the office of the treasurer of Oswego County." Gallagher, Francis James (I74)
 
22 "He is one of the few Democratic supervisors elected to office for two terms in the Town of Constantia." Gallagher, James L. (I68)
 
23 "He was a glass flattener by trade and worked for C. Getman a great many years." Leonard, Adam (I167)
 
24 "I went to Mobile, thence to N. Orleans. Staid there until my last shilling was gone, then went to work for my board. I did so well that when I got a chance to got up the Red River they gave me a new suit of clothes. We went up into the n. east part of Texas, staid there most a year. I recuperated some, had about as much as I had when I left Cleveland." Foster, William H. (I41)
 
25 "In 1907, father bought property north of Oneida Lake - Vanderkamp Pond with a few acres of contiguous property which he named 'Chestnut Farms' because of the beautiful stand of chestnut trees. This property gradually expanded, and when the chestnut trees were known to be doomed, the name was changed to 'Vanderkamp'..." Soule, Frank Channing (I20)
 
26 "In 1908, Mr. Soule began the development of Vanderkamp Farms, his 1,000 acre estate near Cleveland on the north shore of Oneida Lake. On this estate he had a private shooting and fishing preserve in addition to 300 acres under cultivation. He bread a noteworthy strain of high-grade Holstein-Friesian cattle known as the 'Vanderkamp Her'." Soule, Frank Channing (I20)
 
27 "In early 1917, 'Del' as my grandfather was known, decided the family should give up the farm life, which had never been easy or profitable, and move to Cleveland, NY on Oneida Lake.

Del convinced Rose that the new place would be spacious and have a beautiful view of the lake. She agreed to move sight unseen and you can imagine her shock, when she arrived to find, what was described as 'a fishing shack not a home'. The family made the best of the situation and created a pleasant home in their new community." 
Cottet, Adelbert (I134)
 
28 "In early 1917, 'Del' as my grandfather was known, decided the family should give up the farm life, which had never been easy or profitable, and move to Cleveland, NY on Oneida Lake.

Del convinced Rose that the new place would be spacious and have a beautiful view of the lake. She agreed to move sight unseen and you can imagine her shock, when she arrived to find, what was described as 'a fishing shack not a home'. The family made the best of the situation and created a pleasant home in their new community." 
Bradt, Rose (I135)
 
29 "In politics; Mr. Foster was always a republican. He hated slavery with all of his emphatic nature and when the party was organized which had for its foundation principles the equality of all men before the law, and liberty as the inalienable right of human beings, ?from that day down to his death that party did not have a firmer supporter in Oswego county than William Foster." Foster, William H. (I41)
 
30 "In the latter part of July, he became unwell. The physician called, did not consider his condition serious, and while he remained in his room, he was not confined to his bed. On July 26, 1893, he was still up and about his room, but became suddenly worse, and died at 3 P. M." Foster, William H. (I41)
 
31 "It appears that William in his final location apparently Maysville) operated a mill of some sort driven by water power. During his absence one day, a terrific storm washed away both dam and mill. The young wife was standing on one side of the stream dolefully viewing the scene of the catastrophe, when glan[...]ing up she saw her husband on the opposite bank watching her with an amused look. He cheered her up and announced that they would return east." Foster, William H. (I41)
 
32 "It is told that [Cicero Swamp] was infested with snakes when the first settlers arrived. Of course there are still in Cicero Swamp and when the Niagara Mohawk laid a gas line through there three years ago over 90 were killed over back of [Gilbert Cottet's] house on Taft Road." Cottet, Gilbert S. (I137)
 
33 "It was in the year of 1840 that Anthony Landgraff and his four sons, Francis, Harmon, Gustavus, and Charles, and his son-in-law, George Cowarden, built and operated the first glass factory in Cleveland, having come here from Vernon, Oneida County, because of the shortage of wood, which was used in melting glass." Landgraff, Anthony (I82)
 
34 "It was in the year of 1840 that Anthony Landgraff and his four sons, Francis, Harmon, Gustavus, and Charles, and his son-in-law, George Cowarden, built and operated the first glass factory in Cleveland, having come here from Vernon, Oneida County, because of the shortage of wood, which was used in melting glass." Landgraff, Francis L. (I86)
 
35 "It was in the year of 1840 that Anthony Landgraff and his four sons, Francis, Harmon, Gustavus, and Charles, and his son-in-law, George Cowarden, built and operated the first glass factory in Cleveland, having come here from Vernon, Oneida County, because of the shortage of wood, which was used in melting glass." Landgraff, Harmon (I87)
 
36 "It was in the year of 1840 that Anthony Landgraff and his four sons, Francis, Harmon, Gustavus, and Charles, and his son-in-law, George Cowarden, built and operated the first glass factory in Cleveland, having come here from Vernon, Oneida County, because of the shortage of wood, which was used in melting glass." Landgraff, Gustavus (I88)
 
37 "It was in the year of 1840 that Anthony Landgraff and his four sons, Francis, Harmon, Gustavus, and Charles, and his son-in-law, George Cowarden, built and operated the first glass factory in Cleveland, having come here from Vernon, Oneida County, because of the shortage of wood, which was used in melting glass." Landgraff, Charles (I85)
 
38 "It was with pleasure and exhibiting a manifest of much interest that the State of New York participated in the Tier-centenary celebration of the Jamestown settlement of 1607, its Legislature accepting the invitation extended by Virginia with prompt cordiality, and its Commission voicing the sentiment of its people by the manner in which it carried out he law's intent.

The State's response dates from June 3, 1905, when the bill appropriating $150,000 for such purposes became a law. Thus two years were allowed to make suitable provision for joining with the other States in the great celebration.

It had two objects in view, under the above act - the erection of a worthy State Building, which should be a rendezvous for people from New York principally, while it also should adorn the grounds and the presentation of a history exhibit, replete with the State's best memorials in the way or relies antedating the year 1800.

The Commission was named by Governor Frank Wayland Higgins the year previous to his death and was composed as follows: ... Auditor, Frank C. Soule, Syracuse..." 
Soule, Frank Channing (I20)
 
39 "Jas L Gallagher will teach the Reed Tract school this winter. Jim can do it." Gallagher, James L. (I68)
 
40 "Jas. L. Gallagher arrived from Utica Tuesday, and has taken up quarters in the historic Reed Tract for the winter." Gallagher, James L. (I68)
 
41 "Jas. L. Gallagher has been re-appointed by the Trustees to take charge cf our district school, the next term. He has proved a very efficient teacher ? among the best we ever had." Gallagher, James L. (I68)
 
42 "Landgraff continued the manufacture of glass until 1861, when the works passed into the hands of William Sanders who in 1863 sold to Caswell and Getman." Landgraff, Anthony (I82)
 
43 "Louis Leonard -- 70, died early Friday morning, July 28, 1944, at his home on Center Street, following a long illness from a heart ailment." Leonard, Louis George (I172)
 
44 "Martin App has a cabinet shop." App, Martin (I11)
 
45 "Martin App is working on Whitney's canal boat." App, Martin (I11)
 
46 "Martin App is wrestling with a boil the size of a door knob." App, Martin (I11)
 
47 "Martin App, one of the oldest citizens and the pioneer undertaker of this section, died suddenly Friday afternoon. Mr. App had not been feeling well for several days. Mrs. George App returned from an errand and found her aged father-in-law lifeless on the floor." App, Martin (I11)
 
48 "Miss Helen A. App, 84, of Division Street, Cleveland was killed Saturday evening, Sept. 29 after she was struck by an oncoming car on Beach Road, town of Vienna. State police said Miss App was killed about 7:30 when she stepped out of her car. She was taken to State University Hospital where she died."

The car may have been driven by her sister. 
App, Helen Azalia (I4)
 
49 "Mr. Gallagher is one of the oldest practicing attorneys in Oswego County." Gallagher, James L. (I68)
 
50 "Mr. Gallagher returned to the county service Jan. 1, 1930, and had served continuously since then until April 5, 1951, when he retired as county attorney, and was appointed legal counsel to the county under a contract expiring Dec. 1, 1951." Gallagher, William M. (I71)
 

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