New York: Eldred, Barryville, the Delaware River

Welcome to Lumberland

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Second Cousins Meet in Eldred, NY

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Well, hello there friends and relatives. I am excited to post some photos of our July trip to the east coast. My second cousin Cynthia (who I last saw when I was 14, so that would be in the 60s), drove three hours to meet me in the town of Eldred where she grew up. What a grand trip it was. I hope you enjoy the photos that my husband Gary took for me.

Barryville, New York, Flooding 2006

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Here are recent photos of the Barryville bridge, the high water, and also the Roebling Bridge a bit higher up the Delaware. Thank you to Cousin Cynthia for forwarding these photos that her brother took.

Barryville Bridge

Compare this to the photo in the header of Same bridge, but this photo is from the flooding in 2006.

They are building a new bridge along side of it and it is, I think, going to be 6 feet higher.

The Roebling bridge in normal times. The Roebling Bridge goes across the Delaware a bit higher up the river. It was designed by Mr. Roebling who designed the Brooklyn Bridge.

The Roebling Bridge during the recent flooding.

One more photo of the Delaware River

Monday, March 13th, 2006

This is my grandpa Briggs standing in front of the Methodist Parsonage in Barryville, New York. The Delaware River is in the background.

Shohola Ballfield and Barryville Bridge

Monday, February 20th, 2006

More Delaware River Photos

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Number 6 bend in the river.

Rough water under the bridge

Barryville Afloat

Friday, February 17th, 2006

There was major flooding one year and Grandpa Briggs took some great photos.

The Delaware River and the New Bridge

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

They built a new bridge and here are a few photos that my grandfather, Irwin Briggs took. They used dynamite to blast through the mountain to get stone to build road 97, an important through road to many towns. The first two photos show some of that dynamite.

“Our good friend Mr. Deats, had much self taught knowledge in scientific things. He took our family near there after the dust was settled, and we found many very interesting fossils! There were fossils of narrow tree trunks as I can remember; other things too probably.  Some of the slabs were 12″ or more long.  We had quite a few of them.  About an inch or 2 thick.” Mary (Briggs) Austin

The new bridge going up.

Barryville, New York, and the Delaware River

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

The Delaware River flowed in front of the Methodist Parsonage in Barryville where my mom grew up. Grandpa Briggs took some photos that I thought were interesting. The first photo was taken from my mom’s bedroom window.

This is my mom (tallest person), her brother Johnny and Johnny’s friend. The Delaware River is in the background.

This is a view of Delaware taken from Pennsylvania side. The Barryville Methodist Parsonage is marked by a star. The Methodist Church is to the right. The old Baptist church is on the far right.

Eldred, New York

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Eldred, New York, is in the area where my parents grew up. I am told that Eldred is named after my great great Grandpa James Eldred whose daughter, Mary, married my great grandpa William Henry Austin.

I have a few photos of the area that I think are interesting, including the Eldred Methodist Church, which was one of the churches my Grandpa Briggs pastored.

This is the Collins home, I think. My understanding is that my Austin grandparents were living there when my father was born. So that is where my dad was born.