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Port Byron, New York is an old Erie Canal village in the Town of Mentz, located along the pathway of the original Clinton's Ditch. My mission is to promote the rich history and heritage of our community with emphasis on our pioneer families, their contributions as well as any other tidbits that readers may enjoy. I hope you enjoy your visit and will stop by again.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Pennsylvania Rookers

Introducing a new branch of the Whitehall, NY Rooker family. The discovery was made when Dawn Roe and her sister traveled to Washington County and discovered a land deed of Jesse Rooker Jr of Ohio owning land in Whitehall. The search lead to Jesse Rooker Sr of PA whose death record indicated he was born in Whitehall, VT, which is a common error in records for Whitehall since it is located very close to the Vermont border.  Dawn then searched to see if she could find a living descendant, which resulted in meeting F. Bruce Rooker who authored this history.

1 comment:

crmciver said...

Thank you, Dawn. Really hard to imagine we would have found Bruce without your diligent searching.