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Barlow Property Cards Granville.pdf
Handwritten cards recording Barlow land transactions in Granville, Massachusetts.
These cards were created by William Heino, a local land surveyor, and donated to the Mabel Root Henry Historical Museum.

Disclaimer: Because the cards were copied…

Rockefeller Article 1979 04 13 Spelman-9424.jpg
A newspaper article dated April 13, 1979 describing the lineage of Laura Celestia Spelman, who married John D. Rockefeller. Her grandparents were Samuel B. Spelman and Laura Seymour, both of whom came from old Granville families. Rockefeller said of…

Degano House and Pond-9051.jpg
Degano house, built 1910 (per town property card) and pond. Photo date unknown. Notes indicate it was owned by the Deganos. Sheriff Manning later rented. Owned by Ed Jensen in the late 1980's.

Hamilton Burying Ground 2022 10 18 ONeil Photo.jpg
On October 18, 2022 (Day 2 of their search) Mike and Elsie O'Neil were successful in locating the old Hamilton Burying Ground. This is great news for Hamilton descendants.You can cursor over each headstone to view the image filename, which includes…

Harvest Fair 1985 B Horbor selling records and games-9043.jpg
Photo donated to the Library Club in 1988 by Barbara Horlor showing the Library Club stand at the 1985 Granville Harvest Fair. Items being sold included vinyl records for $1.00 each, and used books.

Harvest Fair 1984 H Johnson and M Dickinson selling used books-9047.jpg
A collection of photos from the 1984 Granville Harvest Fair, donated to the Library Club by Barbara Horlor in 1988.

This writer recalls driving past the 1984 Harvest Fair late in the day after a long leaf-peeping drive, wandering aimlessly through…

According to Granville legend, Granville's Dr. Fenn (first name subject to research) was the final owner of "Old Joe," the famous war-horse ridden by Colonel Burnham during the Civil War. Burnham named the horse after Brigadier "Fighting Joe" Joseph…

Granville Sun.jpg
IMPORTANT: The full text of all editions is available at THIS LINK to the Granville Public Library page on Internet Archive. Please click on the link to view the newspapers in full. You may want to use the "+" feature on the page to enlarge the print…

Hartland Hollow House Thrall-9024.jpg
A house apparently on Hartland Hollow Road. The description on the back of the photo is confusing. Can anyone shed light on what house this was?

Summer Homes and Farms West Granville-9026.jpg
Advertising flyer from a local realtor extolling the virtues of country life in West Granville. The goal was to draw would-be "country squire" types from the nearby city of Springfield. The flyer also sings the praises of Joseph Welch, "Honest to a…

Jolly Eight Grand Canyon 1923 06 20 BW-8993.jpg
In 1923 Granville brothers Herb and Ralph Hiers were part of a group known as "The Jolly Eight" who crossed the United States in their automobiles.The chronicles of the group were recorded in a book which was published under the title, "The Jolly…

Seymour Wackerbarth Lloyd M Hunt White G Hunt Goodrich tintype-8992.jpg
An old tintype photo of:
Back Row L-R: Laura Seymore (Seymur?), Fannie Root Wackerbarth, Mabel Lloyd
Front Row Seated L-R: Myrtie Hunt, Lottie White, Grace Hunt, Ida Goodrich
Date and place are unknown but this would be a very late tintype based…
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