Michael Perazzini, Senior Interpreter at Johnson Hall State Historic Site at Johnstown in Fulton County, joins Jane to talk about the 18th century history of the Mohawk Valley, with a focus on Sir William Johnson's role in the Mohawk Valley, his Mohawk consort Molly Brant, the Iroquois and early European settlers in the Valley, and their experiences during the American Revolution. The Mohawk Valley's history during the war was particularly tumultuous. We'll spotlight what happened to the Loyalists during and after the war as well. Find out what records can help you in researching your Mohawk Valley Loyalist ancestors during this period.
Johnson Hall: http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/10/details.aspx
Photos courtesy of Johnson Hall State Historic Site, Johnstown, NY Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Sir William Johnson, Johnson Hall, Michael Perazzini, Sir John Johnson and Lady Mary Johnson