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Re: David Wilson, Mary Wilson, Palmyra 1834
Posted by: Jennifer Farnham-Farnham Date: August 10, 1999 at 22:17:34
In Reply to: David Wilson, Mary Wilson, Palmyra 1834 by Thea Castleman of 849

This could be a possibility:

I will quote the text verbatim from a book titled: "The History of Wayne County, New York, 1789-1877". From the chapter/section on Palmyra:

"The early tanner of Palmyra was named William P. Wilson. His establishment dates about 1800, and stood at the east end of Main street, on a brook, where James Galloway is erecting buildings. The old vat system was done away with in 1832, when a brick structure was built, and the work was done under cover. This remained til 1865, when fire destroyed the interior, and the tannery was at an end. Wells Anderson began tanning about 1820, in the rear of the present Palmyra Hotel. In 1850, the building was converted into a carriage-shop by Mr. Sherman, whose son, A.R. Sherman, still occupies. Henry Jessup came from Southampton, Long Island, in 1800; located in Palmyra permanently in 1806, and in partnership with Wilson, carried on tanning for a time. He soon purchased Wilson's interest, and operated for a time alone, and about 1816 took a partner in the person of George Palmer."

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