Local Hockey Team

There was a local hockey team in Schuylerville playing 7 on 7 teams (6 players and a substitute.)  The Saratogian 18 Jan 1937 reports:
Blue Ace Victorious in Hockey Contests
Schuylerville – The Blue Aces, a local hockey team, in its first victory, yesterday downed Greenwich AH Stars 4 to 3 and in a second game 3 to 1.
The attack, led by Charles Glass and Captain Carey swung their teammates into action while Gravelle made a few points and Bob Glass tied the score 3-3 in the last seconds of the final period.
The Blue Aces went wild in overtime scoring. The point was made by Captain Gravelle and Joe Sulli with great passwork.
 The pass work must have been interesting between Sulli the goaltender and Gravelle the left wing.  There are many common names in this write up.  Joseph Sulli ran the local grocery market for years in Schuylerville.  He was a decorated Navigator from World War II.  He was the Village of Schuylerville clerk and on the Town of Saratoga Planning Board. In addition he was the Assistant Chief of Schuyler Hose Company.

On this day – January 18

On this day in 1776, Schuyler made a treaty with loyalists in Western NY; in 1844, the USS Saratoga arrived in Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago situated in the north Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal and in 1950, F.W. Beach sold the Broad St. furniture business; in 2012, the Town of Saratoga Planning Board meet on special use permits for 1023 Rt. 29, Mango 29 Deli location to operate a U-Haul Rental business and for sand mining on county route. 69 by Walter Taras; and in 2017, the Schuylerville Public Library’s book club met to discuss “Someone Knows my Name”. 
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January 18

Local Men that served in the Civil War


Veterans of Civil War
Schuylerville and Victory Area

Barrie, Samuel

Bartlett, Charles

Bordwell, Charles

Brewer, Abram

Brewer, Francis

Brewer, William

Burns, John

Carpenter, Alonzo B.

Connors, John

Cooney, Francis

Cooney, Pat

Cooney, Pat

Curtis, James

DeLevarge, Seneca

Delong, Miles

Dixon, Phinis

Doolittle, Emory

Dwyer, Edward

Elliott, George

Elms, Elory

Elms, Thomas

Goodwin, C.

Goodwin, C.

Green, Wells

Hammond, Alono

Hammond, George

Hanarahan, Thomas

Harris, Dr. N. C.

Holmes, G. R.

Holmes, M.S.

Holmes, Morgan

Ingham, William

Jaquith, Ebinezar

Jeffords, James

Jeffords, Samuel

Lacey, Peter

Leonard, Andrew

McCreedy, Samuel

McCreedy, Willard

McCullough, Edwin

McGuire, M.

McNaughton, C. H.

Munn, Nathan

Northrup, B. K.

Osborne, William

Palmer, James

Parrow, M.

Pease, C.

Pennock, David

Pennock, F.B.

Perkins, Joseph

Potter, George W.

Pratt, Henry

Purdy, Jerome

Purdy, Philip

Quigley, Patrick

Root, George

Short, Frank

Squires, Samuel

Stafford, Renssaellaer

Strang, John

VanOrder, Samuel

VanValkenbur, Gordon

Welch, John B.

Whaley, James H.

Whinney, Francis

White, Tom

Whitman, Thomas

Whittig, John

Wilcox, James E


The Grand Army Post

Frank Norton organized her at an early date.  Commanders were Geo. Robinson then C. H. McNaughton.  The last commander was Samuel Squires assisted by the Women’s Relief Corp.  The organization became known as Veterans of Civil War and included those that lived in this area after the close of the War including G. Potter (age 87).

This Civil War list was in Saratoga Historian Thomas Woods files and attributable to Saratoga Historian Barbara Aldrich. 

OTD: Benjamin Franklin was born

#onthisday in 1706, Benjamin Franklin (17 January 1706 – 17 April 1790) was born in Boston, Ma.
Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Benjamin Franklin helped to draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and he negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended the American War of Independence.
His scientific pursuits included investigations into electricity, mathematics and mapmaking. A printer and writer known for his wit and wisdom, Franklin published Poor Richard’s Almanack, invented bifocal glasses, facilitated the first fire department, and organized the first successful American lending library.
Franklin’s ties to Saratoga focus on his diplomatic efforts. Historian John Brandon writes Saratoga: “was also especially honored by the presence of three distinguished men sent by Congress in 1776 as special Commissioners to conciliate Canada and attach its people to the cause of America. They passed through here earl}^ in April of that year and returned from their fruitless mission in time for each of them to affix his signature to the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July following. These men were first : Samuel Chase, delegate to Congress from Maryland, a most zealous patriot, and afterward a judge of the Supreme Court of the United States. The second was Charles Carroll, another delegate from Maryland. Of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration, Charles Carroll of Carrollton is noted as having been the wealthiest man, the only Roman Catholic, and the last survivor of the immortal band who pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, for the support of the cause of liberty in America. The third was Benjamin Franklin, one whose memory the world yet delights to honor as a statesman, as a journalist, as a diplomatist, as an inventor, and a philosopher for in each of these spheres he achieved undoubted greatness. We should especially remember that it was through his skillful diplomacy at the court of Louis XVI. and the use he was enabled to make of the victory over Burgoyne and the capture of the British army here at Saratoga that the French alliance was consummated and through which we were enabled to carry that war to a successful issue.”
The first American victory of the American War of Independence took just to our North in the Champlain Valley when the hero of Saratoga, Benedict Arnold along with Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, seized Fort Ticonderoga from the British on May 10, 1775. Henry Knox hauled cannon taken from Ticonderoga and Crown Point through Saratoga to Dorchester heights to drive the British from Boston. Arnold built a fleet of war ships just to the north of Saratoga and went on fight the British at Valcour Island in the fall of 1776, which kept the British at bay for another winter. Britain retaliated by sending General John Burgoyne to quell the feisty rebels in New York, New England and the Hampshire Grants (Vermont). Burgoyne’s Campaign of 1777 moved south along the waterway, pausing to drive the Americans from Ticonderoga and Mount Independence, fight battles at Hubbarton and Bennington and finally to meet defeat here at Saratoga, the turning point of the American Revolution. Troops were actively serving in Saratoga until the end of the war in December, 1783.
Saratoga was very active in the War of Independence. It is this rich history, that help define America. That is why studying Saratoga is integral to a good understanding of America.

On this day – January 17

On this day in 1706. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston,, but his adopted home was Philadelphia, the largest city in eighteenth-century America, he visited Saratoga in 1776 and stayed a number of days at the old Schuyler House, where he reportedly had a conversation with General Schuyler on canals; in 1781, American General Daniel Morgan (one of the heroes of the Battles of Saratoga) defeated British Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton at the Battle of Cowpens; in 1790, the Rev. Samuel Smith, a young man who had just completed his studies was ordained to serve the Reformed Dutch Church in Saratoga; in 1906, James J. Cavanaugh has completed his duties as census enumerator in this village and Miss Anna Gannon is very seriously ill at her home on Burgoyne street, suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia, she was under the attendance of a trained nurse from Saratoga; and in 2002, the Schuylerville Central School Home School Association sponsors the Harlem Wizards vs. The Schuylerville Central School faculty in a fundraising event and Ryan Matthew Talbot, son of Gary and Michele Talbot of Town of Saratoga, was awarded Willard Mountain Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution DAR Good Citizen Award.
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January 17

OTD There was a wedding in Grangerville

#Onthisday in 1895, the Schuylerville Standard reported, “Wednesday, January 16, at one o’clock, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Brown of Grangerville, will occur the marriage of their daughter Mary, to Elmer Neilson.” Estella Lavilla Jones Brown (25 August 1852 – 1930) and Jacob Brown (1849 – 1927) hosted the wedding of their middle of three daughters, Mary F. (1874 – 1960) at their house in Grangerville. Mary married farmer Elmer Neilson (July 1860 – 14 Feb 1922) from the Cedar Bluff area (most likely along Neilson road, it is also referred to as Wayville in Stillwater) of the Town of Saratoga. Elmer Nelson was the son of Mary J (b 1838) and Edwin Neilson (b 1836). Elmer had two brothers and a sister. Mary and Elmer Neilson had seven children – four boys and three girls. When Elmer passed away at the age of 61, his son Howard ran the farm. The records only show two children getting married. On 18 June 1918, farm laborer Edwin Neilson (b 1896) married to Bessie Hagadorn (b 1899). They had six children and lived in Easton, NY. On 7 Sept 1920, Ralph E Neilson (April 1990) married school teacher Gertrude Mason (b 1897) and lived in South Glens Falls, NY. Ralph Neilson was an engineer at a paper plant. Family farms and farm homes remain cornerstones of our community, linking the past to the future through values, a landscape of fields and pastures, stone walls and weathered barns shaped by generations of hard-working farm families. The benefit that may be most valued by Saratoga residents is the ephemeral “quality of life” that farms help to provide.

On this day – January 16

On this day in 1780, Philip Schuyler wrote to George Washington, “…the public officers are without money and without Credit, and can procure nothing or next to nothing, the Garrison of Fort Schuyler has been on half Allowance And that of Fort George on the very point of Evacuating it, a temporary Supply is afforded to both but Such is the exceeding Scarcity of Flour that It is quite problematic whether a Sufficient Supply of that Article can be procured during the present severe weather I have advised the Commissary to provide a Substitute of Rye meal and Indian Corn meal and he is now using his best endeavours to procure it…I shall and with Great Chearfulness Enter Into Immediate measures to procure the Information Your Excellency wishes to have relative to the Enemys force at the North End of Lake Champlain…;” in 1781, the USS Saratoga captured without resistance, armed brig, Douglas, carrying wine from Madeira to Charleston, S.C.; in 1901, the Schuylerville Electric Light & Power Co, incorporated; in 1923, Violet M. Green was born in Schuylerville, she passed away on 26 November 1996, she was the daughter of Ernest A. and Julia (Sinnott) Coffinger, a 1941 graduate of Schuylerville Central School, during World War II, she worked at the General Electric Company in Schenectady, then founded and was the director of the Foster Grandparent Program at the Wilton Developmental Center; in 1932, Richard “Dick” Earl Jacobson was born in in Newton, Massachusetts, to Earl William and Lavina Raynor Jacobson, he passed away on July 4, 2014, in January 1954, he married Margaret Ann Eckert of Tuckahoe, New York, he served for two years in the Army Security Agency at Fort Devens as an instructor in the Army Security Agency School during the Korean conflict; in 1956, Dick began his career in education in Wappingers Falls, New York, where he taught high school English and various other roles and in 1977, he became superintendent of schools for Schuylerville Central School for ten years, he was also an accomplished tenor, sing as a paid soloist in churches, he was active in Schuylerville Community Theater, where he appeared in lead and supporting roles in several musical productions and as producer for “The Music Man,” he was most proud of being selected to play the role of Daddy Warbucks in “Annie; and in 2009, Gen. George Washington’s favorite opera, “The Poor Soldier” was performed at Town Hall — the first event sponsored by the Saratoga-Washington on the Hudson Partnership, the New Old American Company, which includes singers from the New York City and Glimmerglass Opera companies, performed the opera written by an Irish soldier in the British Army during the American War of Independence; ”The Poor Soldier” was performed as part of celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the Hudson and Champlain waterways, and marks the first collaboration by the Saratoga-Washington on the Hudson Partnership, Saratoga National Historical Park and Siena College.
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January 16