Almanack Contributor Marie Williams

Marie Williams is a New York State certified social studies teacher and manages and writes the blog "The Half-Pint Historian", which focuses on American History. Marie is a 2014 graduate from The College of Saint Rose where she earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in social studies adolescent education and will earn her Master's of Arts degree in American History from Southern New Hampshire University in May 2018. When not engaged in historical research for her blog, Marie enjoys teaching middle school and high school level social studies classes.

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Jessup Brothers in the American Revolution

Jessup Patent MapIn the mid-1760s, brothers Edward and Ebenezer Jessup moved from Dutchess County, NY, to Albany and engaged in land speculation in the Hudson River Valley and Lake George area.

The Jessups would become friendly with Sir William Johnson, who had built Fort William Henry in 1755.  Thanks to his close relationship with the Mohawk, Johnson became the Superintendent of Indian Affairs. The Jessups acquired much of their land from Johnson and the Mohawks. » Continue Reading.

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