For connecting family members and sharing history of the Paolone family of the Molise region of Italy.

Paolone's in NY

Along the Erie Canal...

The Erie Canal ran across the State of New York, from the Hudson River in the east to Lake Erie in the west. Finished in 1825, it opened the trade route west of the Appalachian Mountains, and settler's followed.

Carlo's sons made several trips back and forth to Italy, sometimes traveling with members of the Bartolomeio and DiCristofaro families. Paolone's also traveled in and out of Canada, and some family members settled in the area between Toronto, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York.

Carlo Paolone and his son's opened a grocery store at 416 North Street, Rochester,New York. The 1900 U.S. Census lists the Paolone's in business at that address, less than one year from their last journey aboard th Tartar Prince. The neighborhood was only a few miles from the canal which runs south of the city.

East of Rochester, my great-grandfather Michael Carl Palone operated a liquor store and saloon in Lyons, New York (Wayne County), Lyons is a rural town built on the Erie Canal.

The descendants of Carlo have remained in the area through the years. My grandfather Michael raised his family 30 miles west of Rochester in the City of Batavia, New York.


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