Welcome to the History Corner!
Celebrating the rich history of Port Byron, New York, an old Erie Canal village in the Town of Mentz. This site is dedicated to the legacy and heritage of our community as well as a variety of regional historical tidbits. 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.