Jack and Ethel Coxon, Standing Portrait, April 3, 1932

Jack and Ethel Coxon

April 3, 1932


I have my folks old photos, papers, and other memorabilia they kept over the years (some of it going back a hundred and fifty years or so) and I want to post some of that stuff here. Members of both my parents families participated in the settlement of Red Rock around 1750 and it will be fun to piece some of that history together using this memorabilia.

Some early papers I found amongst my dad's pile have gotten me researching the history of the settlement of Columbia County a bit. Archived Columbia County newspapers are proving to be a goldmine for online research.

Plus I have a bit of stuff on New Mexico where I spend some time in the winter.

A Little About this Photo

Dad always smoked a pipe. Where is it?

This picture was taken about two months into Mom and Dad’s lifelong marriage. I have a bunch of pictures taken on this day of Mom’s 8 siblings and their parents; taken at Grandma and Grampa Goodrich’s place in Piersonville, a neighborhood in Red Rock, with everyone dressed for the occasion. What was the occasion?...

Piersonville is the neighborhood at the intersection of County Route 9 and Tenbroeck Road, at the top of the hill where the Piersonville school and the Doyle farm is. Grandma and Grampa Goodrich’s place was on the right side of County Route 9 about half way up the hill to Piersonville from the north. Their house was torn down a few years ago. This picture was taken in the road in front of this house with my folks backs to the hillside on the east side of the road. The field behind them is forested now.