About & Contact Debra Clifford at Ancestorville Genealogy
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Debra Clifford, Ancestorville
PO Box 65, Greenfield, MA 01302
Phone 845 704 7506.
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I am a full time antique dealer, and have traveled thousands of miles across America in search of identified genealogy antiques such as lost antique photos, antique paper and vintage ephemera to list here. I was born and raised in the small Erie Canal Upstate NY town of Fairport, near Rochester, New York in Monroe County. My parents loved antiques and collectibles. As kids, my father, John Patrick Clifford II, dragged me, my mother, and brother John Patrick Clifford III to every flea market from New York State to Virginia, in search of parts for his beautiful 1914 brass radiator Model T Ford. It was a Hershey National AACA Prize winner and we were very proud of his meticulous restoration from top to bottom. He was an early auto archeologist and it rubbed off.
In turn, my mother, Ruth Mary Adams White Clifford, bought Victorian linens and glassware, and was antique obsessed. No yard sale, flea market or estate sale went unnoticed in Upstate NY without "Ruthy" scrambling to be the first one in line. History and old stuff was just daily life and conversation at my dinner table.
My own earliest collecting interests were always the history of photography, the 19th c., Civil War, Abraham Lincoln and his assassination, genealogy, Victorian ephemera, and the 1800's in general...and they still are. As a kid I collected old letters, newspapers, photographs, books, paper, household items, "the handwritten word", folk art, Americana, old painted furniture and just about anything I could touch from that time period. I read every biography I could get my hands on related to the 19th century. I have always been a student of the past, and always interested in touching old objects and getting vibes off them.
My kind and loving parents drove me to every historical marker I could cook up, We visited battlefields, graveyards, buildings, forts, villages, old barns, Amish farmlands, buildings, museums, recreated villages and many more. Luckily, my parents happily obliged. Sadly, they are no longer with us, and I dedicate this site in their honor.
Some of my primary genealogy family surnames are the New England Pilgrim White family. My GGGrandad was Noah Webster White, author of of a Revolutionary War era doomsayer book "Visionary thoughts, or, Modern Prophecy" published by John Howe in Greenwich in 1806. I am seriously always on the lookout for an original of this book, have it?
My GGrandad was Lauriston White of Hardwick, Barre Massachusetts. He and his wife Ida Zulaica Wilsey White of New Jersey and Syracuse NY, moved to Medina, Texas, and were both postmasters there. My other maternal side is David Adams of Shepreth, Meldreth, Cambridgeshire England to the USA. The Clifford side were from Kerry County, Ireland to Bellows Falls, Vermont to Fairport, Monroe County, New York.
I have an antique vintage poster business called Vintage Poster Works. I'm also a musician and play clawhammer banjo, guitar, mandolin and sing in the Lonesome Sisters and in The Farwells, a new traditional duo. My love is old time American Appalachian mountain music.
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Debra Clifford, Ancestorville
This site is lovingly dedicated to Dr. Joseph Murphy, John Randolph Price, Napoleon Hill, Mr. Mark Twain, Carrie Gardner Pierson, Mercy & James Standish, and my parents, John & Ruth Clifford. Supreme thanks and love to Ms. Marge Hopkins, teacher extraordinaire. Till we meet here again, or above.
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