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County: St. Lawrence

Jake Swamp

(1941-2010) Author. Jake Swamp was born at Akwesasne Mohawk Nation Territory, and died at Massena, New York.

Martin Saxon Russ

(1931-2010) Author. Martin Russ was born in Newark, New Jersey, and died in Oakville, California. He wrote about combat.

Irving Bacheller

(1859-1950) Journalist, author. Irving Bacheller was born in Pierrepont, New York, and graduated from Saint Lawrence University in Canton, New York, in 1882. In 1883, in Brooklyn, New York, he founded the Bacheller Syndicate, the first newspaper syndicate of its kind, which provided articles to large weekend editions of newspapers. The Bacheller Syndicate also serialized … Continued

Abbie Hoffman

(1936-1989) Writer. Abbie Hoffman was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and died in New Hope, Pennsylvania. He wrote “Revolution For The Hell Of It.”

Marietta Holley

(1836-1926) Novelist. Born between Pierrepont Manor and Adams in southern Jefferson County in 1836, Marietta Holley turned her early life on a North Country farm into the values and voices of the literary comedian “Josiah Allen’s Wife,” Samantha. Sometimes called “the female Mark Twain,” Ms. Holley had the same publisher and illustrator that Mr. Twain … Continued