Gleasons: Deaths. Samuel Cody
The death of Samuel Cody was mentioned in Gleason's, a periodical published in Boston.
The Surrender of Burgoyne: Samuel Cody
This is an Abstract of the full letter by Samuel Cody, reprinted in the Christian Watchman, 1853. Believed to have been first printed in the Utica Observer.
WE recently had the pleasure of perusing a letter written by the venerable Samuel Cody. of Vernon Centre, in this county. now in his 93rd year, in which he describes many of the incidents connected with the surrender of Burgoyne, on the 17th of October, 1777, of which he was an eye witness. The writing is even and regular-"plain as print"-and the lines so compact that sixty-two are written upon a page of common Letter paper. Congress had ordered the deficiencies in the Continental regiments to be made up by drafts, "but" says the venerable patriot:
"My father said he would take the place of one and I should that of another....
Photo of Vernon Baptist Church exterior circa 1920
Photo of Vernon Baptist church front left side, camera facing north.
Photo of Home in Vernon Center, Rte 26
Picture of what is now 3982 State Route 26 Vernon. Picture claims to be photocopy of a postcard from the 'Ed Bellinger Collection'. Presented to then residents LuAn and Bruce Judd in 1997. Person in photo is of unknown identity. Home believed to be from 1820s. Probably once owned by H. Balmer. Photo from early 1900s.
The Station at Vernon postcard
A view looking east from Verona Street at the tracks and depot of the West Shore RR.
Photo of Ard Judson Jr. and wife Jane (Jennie) Franklin Merrill
Ard Judson Jr. and first wife Jane ( Jenny ) Franklin Merrill. From Darlene Nodecker: This picture is in my possession. It is from a collection of old photos my Grandfather Roland T Merrill owned. Jenny was my Great Grand Aunt. Her father was Norton G Merrill, She was born on his farm on Rt.5 where the Utica Rome Speedway is now located.