William Henry Roll

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. --Laurence Binyon,"Ode of Remembrance"

I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the string that binds them is mine own. --Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Documenting your family history is a lifelong pursuit, a task of pleasure and research that is never completely finished.

Not to know one's ancestors, is to be a tree without roots, a stream without a source. --Kung-fut-se

The wind whispers through the trees, recalling words and dreams and memories of those who left us long ago. --Unknown

St. Basil of Caesarea, born about 330 A.D., said, "A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."


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The Clifton Park Patent Map, 1708
Showing the Canastagione Patent

Below is a portion of Map A 40 in the office of Secretary of State, Albany, New York, called Clifton Park, and dated September 23, 1708.

The map gives some idea of the size and location of the original Canastagione patent, a large tract of land transferred by the Mohawk Indians to Jan Mangelsen on March 4, 1681/82, which included the later subdivision called the Clifton Park patent.

Text with the map indicates that the map was copied from a reproduction furnished in The Genealogy of the New Jersey Rolls by Martha Roll and Thelma Lynn Roll Kennedy in 1984. The map was traced from the faulty reproduction with an effort to preserve the appearance of the writing by Halsel L. Haycox in 1984.

This scanned image was made by Hansel L. Haycox. 1997.

Clifton Park Patent

The Clifton Park Patent Map, 1708, showing the Canastagione Patent

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