James P. Cornes



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Brockport, NY


Cornes, Monroe County, Brockport history


James Cornes was a Brockport native, graduate of the old Brockport Collegiate Institute, and Civil War veteran. He seems to have written a series of reminiscences about Brockport before the Civil War sometime in the 1880s, up through about 1911. Those that were published were run in the Brockport Democrat, but some of these may never have been in print.

This invaluable collection of local history for an era which we lack newspaper and other sources for the most part still needs some editing but we offer it now so readers may have a chance to view it. Tyler Beyea, a history major at Brockport, scanned and did much of the editing of this document.

Reminiscences of James Cornes



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