Title: "Descendants of George Woolsey" Westchester Patriarchs "Descendants of George Woolsey" Bedford Historical Records: Vol VII, Town of Bedford Cemeteries Bedford Historical Records: Vol VII, Town of Bedford Cemeteries
Publication: 1880s Heritage Books, MD, 1988 Heritage Books, MD, 1988 1880s 1880s Town of Bedford, 1977 Town of Bedford, 1977 Town of Bedford, 1977 Town of Bedford, 1977
Author: Harrison, William Henry (1837-1894) Davis, Norman. Harrison, William Henry (1837-1894) Bedford,Town of Bedford,Town of
Title: "Descendants of George Woolsey" Westchester Patriarchs
Publication: 1880s Heritage Books, MD, 1988 Heritage Books, MD, 1988
Author: Harrison, William Henry (1837-1894) Davis, Norman.
Note: ily records were destroyed. I have now in my possession the Family Bible of John Woolsey, Jr., containing the records of himself and family, but his father's Bible containing the previous records was burned. The present mansion is a fine old gambrel roofed house with wide halls and high ceilings, very substantially built and much more pretentious, from its size and style of building, than any of the houses in the neighborhood. It is very pleasantly situated on high ground, surrounded by a fertile and very beautiful country, on the road between Bedford and New Castle and is especially conspicuous from the grand old pine tree, which spreads its branches far above and over it as if to protect it from the ravages of time, which seem to have left the old tree almost unscathed; it looks today as vigorous and healthy as if but a few winter's storms instead of the blasts of over a century had whistled through its branches. This ancient tree stands on the lawn just at the edge of the road in front of the mansion and is, without a doubt, the largest and finest of its species in the county. I remember once, when a young boy, visiting the place with my grandmother Ruth Woolsey Marshall when she told me the tree was planted by her father or grandfather (I will not now be certain which of them) when it was about the size of an umbrella. I visited the old place in the summer of 1881 and was glad to find the towering pine as vigorous and thrifty as of yore. The mansion and farm are now owned and occupied by James Raymond of an old Westchester family connected with the Woolseys by marriage."
Note: "The old mansion in which he [John, 1752-1815] lived is still standing in good preservation and is a fine place even now. The original house, which stood upon the same site during the Revolutionary War, was burned afterwards, and in it the old fam
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