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From: Barbara Kiersh <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Pelcin, New York?
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 10:52:21 -0700 (PDT)
According to "The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States" by Henry Gannett, the closest we come is Pelham, a village in Westchester County, NY. The village was named for the original patentee John Pell. Westchester County starts just north of the borough of the Bronx and nowhere near Canada. Perhaps they moved south for awhile.
From: Janis L Gilmore <>
To: "" <>
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 12:52:53 PM
Subject: [APG] Pelcin, New York?
I am transcribing a large Civil War pension file for George W. Gilmore (67th
Ill. Inf.). His brother Charles states in a deposition that their family
moved from Canada for a time (between 1846 and 1860) to a town that appears
to be ³Pelcin² in New York.
I find no record of a ³Pelcin² in New York, via the GNIS (trying variant
spellings, as well as an asterisk search). Does anyone else have an idea
what this town might be? I imagine it would have been near the Canadian
border, possibly near Niagara Falls.
(I am without a scanner while visiting my parents, and cannot post the
Thanks for any suggestions.
Janis Walker Gilmore
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