A comprehensive study of the Welsh settlements in Central New York.
Memory Stones: A History of Welsh-Americans in Central New York and Their Churches
About the Book
Memory Stones relates the history of the Welsh in Central New York in the counties of Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Otsego, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence. Jay Williams focuses on churches because religion was central to the lives of Welsh-Americans during the 19th century. A history of the Welsh could not be written without discussing their religious commitment and fervor.
Inasmuch as the church was the center of Welsh life, the author has arranged the book as a series of church histories. Each section locates the church, provides the names of important ministers and elders and gives the recollections of those who remember the church when it was active. Important genealogical information is included, and photos are provided so that curious readers can find the sites themselves.
About the Author
Jay G. Williams III is an attorney in Clinton, New York, and a fifth-generation Welsh-American.
6 x 9 inches