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County: Seneca

Junius Henri Browne

(1833-1902) Journalist, writer. Born in Seneca Falls, N.Y. In 1861 he became war correspondent for the New York Tribune but was taken prisoner by the Confederate army. He was kept in various prisons for a year and a half, eventually escaped from Salisbury, N.C., and traveled 400 miles through hostile country to reach Union lines. … Continued

Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury

(1838-1915) Author, professor. He was born in Ovid, NY. His name was associated with Yale University for many years. He wrote “A History of the English Language” (1879), “Life of James Fenimore Cooper” (1882), and edited a volume of writings by Charles Dudley Warner (1904).

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Reformer, writer, leader of the women’s suffrage movement, diarist, editor. Eighty Years and More. She was born on Main and North Market Streets in Johnstown, N.Y. By special arrangement she was allowed to study at Johnstown Academy, open only to boys, where she studied Greek, Latin, and mathematics. She went on to attend Emma Willard’s … Continued