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Old Pioneer Days – Part II

Author: Grace Petterson I “Grace McClain Petterson” will try and write a few things as I remember my mother telling them to us. The family continued to live on the old homestead although things were hard for them and the … Continue reading

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Old Pioneer Days

Addie Lenora Lawton McClain 1868-1944 This story was lovingly hand written by Addie Lenora Lawton McClain, (1940) and painstakingly transcribed and edited by Stephen Lawton. It was sent in and graciously proof read by Denise Crawford and her husband Vaughn. … Continue reading

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Homesteading

Author: Leo Lawton Between 1874 and 1876 the Native American Indians of Saskatchewan, Canada ceded away their rights to the land. However, settlement by former Europeans awaited surveying of the land, a homestead policy, and a ready means of access. … Continue reading

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1862 Letter, written by Daniel Lawton to his sister Julia

Transcribed by Leo Lawton Daniel L Lawton was born in 1836, the son of Oliver and Roena (Howe) Lawton, great grandson of Oliver and Ann (Rathbun) Lawton, first of the family to leave Rhode Island for New York. Daniel joined … Continue reading

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A History of Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England

Author: Leo Lawton The Saxon, Ailwin Niger, in 998 granted a manor to the monks of Ramsey Abbey, Huntingdonshire. A church was built by the monks, and the manor continued in their care until the monasteries were dissolved during the … Continue reading

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Olde England Information

Written by: Leo Lawton (King Edward I) In the year 1042 Edward I was installed on the throne of England. For about a century most kings had ruled through a minister rather than directly, and so it was with Edward … Continue reading

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