a journey this has been! One of the best things to come of this
has been the wonderful people who helped me along the way. So,
I want to especially thank the following people. (If I have
left someone out, it's only because I have a brain like a sieve sometimes...
it'll come back to me!)
Andrews, for the footwork done in Goshen, Newport, and Keene,
New Hampshire. For taking time out of life to squire me about
the area, and for sharing the Simon chills on Old Province Road.
Ogborn and Shirley Houck of the Delaware County Clerk's Office
in Delhi, New York. If the genealogy gods would listen to me,
they would set up all counties with people like these. I am very
lucky the Drock's picked Delaware County to settle in!
Conklin, at the New York State Library. I sure do wish
we'd found the link in Binghamton! Thanks especially for being
interested in the story.
Hayes, of the Sidney Historical Society. What fun we had
finding Sophronia Little's records! Neila, I promise I'll send
copies of all this for you one day.
deRoque Fowler, who went looking and instead was found.
How very rare to find a cousin who can become such a friend.
Hooper, the keeper of the secrets. Not knowing he held
all the answers, he nevertheless kept looking... and was thrilled
with all the results, even when they seemed to change daily!
Wilson, Caneadea Town Historian. Waiting, waiting for
someone to come and ask the right questions, and always happy to share
stories and lore.
the people on the Delaware County mail list, who always rise
to the occasion, whether it's sudden cemetery directions or busy-weekend
look-up requests. No doubt about it, this is the best list out