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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