Webmaster’s Note:  The following essay was written by Andrew Henry on May 5th, 1978.  The original document found in the CHS archives did not include the citations page that originally accompanied Andrew’s paper.  However, I have kept his original citations within the text for reference.  The original document included severalContinue Reading

If you are a frequent reader of this blog or if you’re a Central New York history buff, you are probably familiar with the Landgraff name.  Anthony Landgraff was the father of the Cleveland glass industry boom which he began around 1840 with his sons Francis, Harmon, Gustavus, Charles andContinue Reading

In many of the documents, especially land records, you may come across reference to the Scriba Land Patent.  This refers to the 500,000 acres of land acquired by George Scriba in the late 1700s.  It is difficult to imagine a single individual owning such a vast amount of land today.Continue Reading