Category Archives: Livingston Manor

Sullivan County, New York

I wanted to share some information I received about the county in which I grew up, Sullivan County, New York…my hometown was Livingston Manor, named after Edward Livingston, relative of Richard Livingston who helped draft the Constitution…the county seat is … Continue reading

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Tom Collins’ Journal

Biographical Note: Tom Collins was the ancestor of a friend of mine, Dave Collins. I spent my early years visiting Dave on his farm farm, eating at his table, and never knew about Tom, until Dave’s house burned down. While … Continue reading

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The Tanning Industry in Sullivan County, New York

TANNERIES AND TURNPIKES MAKING LEATHER IN THE CIVIL WAR. From, “Brass Buttons and Leather Boots: Sullivan County (NY) and the Civil War” ¬†James Eldridge Quinlan wote:¬† There’s an old saying, “The Civil War was won with the boots tanned in … Continue reading

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