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Mary Jo Barone <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 11 Dec 1998 12:01:07 -0500
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David:  Spafford's 1824 Gazetteer lists 'Hopeton Village" in the town of
Benton in Yates County.  He says,"Hopeton Post Office, named by 2
correspondents, but not on the general Table of Post Offices of this year,
furnished me by the Post Master General, is at Hopeton Village, on the
outlet of the Crooked Lake, one mile W. of Dresden, at its mouth."   He does
not list a Hopetown.
Mary Jo Barone

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From: David Minor <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Friday, December 11, 1998 10:26 AM
Subject: Hopetown/Hopetoun

>Dear list members,
>A non-cyber reader of my first article on Charles Williamson wondered if
>the Hopetown, New York, (near Dresden) was named after Hopetoun, Scotland,
>where Williamson's family originated. Apparently Hopetown was laid out in
>the same way some Williamson towns were.
>My French's Gazetteer doesn't mention a Hopetown and a search of the NY
>GenWeb site for Washington County doesn't mention a such a place.
>Can someone on the list provide a few details on Hopetown. I'm guessing
>that if it is connected to the Scotland Hopetoun it's not through
>Williamson, but some other settler. Or perhaps it was just early boosterism
>combined with wishful thinking.
>Any comments?
>David Minor
>David Minor
>Eagles Byte Historical Research
>Rochester, New York
>716 264-0423
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