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In Years Past

September 15, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, the death of the daughter of the first settler in what is the present city of Jamestown and the last surviving member of his family, occurred Saturday. This woman, whose ancestry dated back to the very beginning of this community, was Mrs. Lucy Blowers Akin. Her death occurred Saturday at 8:15 p.m. in the evening at her home with her son, James L. Akin, on the Town Line Road between Ellery and Ellicott. This farm was the homestead of her father, to which he removed after having lived in what is now Jamestown for a number of years. She was aged 79 years, 6 months and 19 days. Akin was the daughter of John Blowers who had come to this part of New York state in 1810, then in the employ of James Prendergast, whose name had gone down in history as the founder of this thriving city named in his honor.



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