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Huntington Legal Manuscripts

Huntington Town Clerk's Archives

Dates of Original: 1789-1854

1653 April 2: First purchase of land from the Matinecock, establishing the Town of Huntington (Town governed
by a “New England” style Town meeting)
1656 July 30: Second purchase of land from the Matinecock, adding eastern portion of Huntington
1657 First school established; Jonas Holdsworth, teacher
1658 Old First Church founded, the oldest religious institution in Huntington (Rev. William Leverich, the first
minister from 1658-1669, was also Huntington’s first miller)
Thomas Powell began service as the first recorder (Town Clerk)
1663 April 6... Read more

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Dr. Frank Dean Collection

New York Chiropractic College - New York Chiropractic College Museum

Dates of Original: c. 1919 - 1939

Frank Dean was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on October 13, 1891. Little is known of his childhood or early education. Dean became a globetrotter, and earned a "bachelor of medicine" degree from the University of Warsaw prior to World War I. Dean reportedly earned his chiropractic doctorate in 1917 from the Standard School of Chiropractic in New York City. However, the Standard School was not founded until 1919, the same year that Dean reportedly established the Columbia Institute of Chiropractic.

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Gospel Messenger Collection

Episcopal Diocese of Central New York

Dates of Original: 1827; 1917 - 1918

The Diocese of Central New York was established in 1868 from the Diocese of Western New York. The Diocese of Western New York was in turn established in 1838 from the Diocese of New York, which was created in 1785. The Diocese of Central New York includes 14 counties in the center of New York State: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins.

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Maurice Leyden Collection

Binghamton University - Binghamton University Libraries

Dates of Original: 1860 - 1919

Maurice Leyden was born 1836 in Collamer, Onondaga County. He attended Cazenovia [New York] Seminary and high school in Syracuse, New York. He obtained his dental education under the tutelage of Dr. Amos Westcott. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Leyden enlisted in the 3rd New York Cavalry, rising to the rank of Captain. In 1865 he was transferred to the Fourth Provisional Cavalry and mustered out in 1869.

After his military service ended Leyden opened a dental practice in Rochester, Monroe County, New York. Here he resided with his wife Margaret, a Rochester native, and his two... Read more

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