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Dan Dwyer Home Page

Updated December 27, 2005

Dan Dwyer

59 Lufkin Road

North Yarmouth, ME 04097

United States

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This Home Page researches the family history on my mother's side of the family, whose historical location was within the Hudson-Mohawk Valley region of Upstate New York from colonial times. My intent is to provide genealogical information on the descendants of Russel Brewer, b. 1804 in Broadalbin/resided in Edinburg, NY; Stephen Tuper, b. 1819/resided in Broadalbin, NY; John Sprung, b. 1800 in Schodack, NY/resided in Caroga, NY; Abraham Dorn, b. 1794 in Montgomery County, NY/resided in Caroga, NY; and Henry Countryman, b. 1798/resided in Ephratah, NY.

I started this Home Page in memory of my mother - Dorothy Joan Brewer-Dwyer who was raised in Gloversville, NY. She had an interest both in the local history of this region of NYS and in her genealogical history, and had acquired quite a bit of genealogical information during her visits to the NYS Public Library in Albany, NY during the 1980's.

Although I have in my possession the documents she had acquired during her research, I have not been able to readily verify much of the 17th & 18th century information cited from the source documents she had researched at the NYS Public Library in Albany, because I reside in southern Maine. Subsequently, because I wish to cite my genealogical information mostly from primary sources (which I have extensively listed within this Home Page), I have decided to provide information only going as far back as those ancestors listed above. My intent is for this genealogical research to be accurate, rather than extensive & sloppy.

A Family History Book complete with all the family surname's listed above is planned for this Home Page in order to provide additional genealogical details. And, additional photos are also planned for his Home Page.


  • The Ancestors of Delbert Raymond Brewer & Eva Mae Sprung - Broadalbin, NY (view PDF)


Family Photos

  • Sinclair Road, Edinburg, NY (948 KB)
    Driving from the location of the Russel Brewer farm on Sinclair Road towards the Beecher Hollow section of Edinburg. Note the level road, which would have made traveling by horse ideal.
  • Church founded by Rev. Grace Brewer (933 KB)
    The Hemlock Independant Gospel Church of North Broadalbin, NY was founded by Rev. Grace Brewer, the wife of Marvin Brewer - brother of my grandfather, Delbert Raymond Brewer, Sr.
  • View of Russel Brewer farmland from Batchlerville (448 KB)
    This is the view of the Sacandaga Reservoir flooded farmland of Russel Brewer from the Batchlerville shore.
  • 1866 map of Edinburg, NY (48 KB)
    This is the full view picture of the Edinburg Map. Russel & Eliza A. Brewer settled in Edinburg in 1842.
  • Close-up showing 'R. Brewer' on Edinburg, NY map (47 KB)
    Close-up view of 1866 map showing a R. Brewer at the intersection of what is today Sinclair Road and White Birch Road
  • 1840 map of Saratoga County (389 KB)
    This map shows the patents and allotments of Saratoga County in 1840. The patent in which the Russel Brewer farm was located, the Northampton Patent, is shown on the middle left-edge portion of this map.
  • Building of the old Barker Store, Edinburg, NY (765 KB)
    This store belonged to the family of Edwin Lee Barker, who married Sarah Brewer - the oldest daughter of Russel & Eliza A. Brewer.
  • Barker Store historical marker (894 KB)
    This historical marker is located in front of the family store of Edwin Lee Barker - the husband of Sarah Brewer.
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