Manufacturer Notes: Brady & Ryan

Ellenville Pottery

 1829-1848+ Horace Weston
 1849-1849   William W. & Daniel Weston
 1850-1858+ Daniel Weston
 18xx-1863    William W. & Daniel Weston
 1863-1866+ Daniel Weston
-1869-1870   Weston & Gregg (Daniel Weston & James A. Gregg)
 1871-1873+ Daniel Weston
-1877-1878   Ryan Brothers (John J & James Ryan)
-1880-1881   Walter Brandimore
 1881-1881   Brady & Craft (Samuel Brady & Frank S. Craft)
 1882-1900+ Brady & Ryan (Samuel Brady & John J. Ryan)
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Directory Records

1850 New York State Brandinon William & Co Ellenville Wawarsing
Weston D. R. Ellenville

1869 Ellenville NY Weston & Gregg, potters, Market
1871 Wawarsing NY WESTON, DANIEL, (Ellenville,) manuf. stone ware, corner Warren and Market.
1871 Ellenville NY WESTON DANIEL, stone ware manufac., Warren cor Market, h do
         Ad DANIEL WESTON, Manufacturer of Stone Ware Market Street, cor. Warren St., ELLENVILLE, N. Y.
         Gregg House, (James A. Gregg pro.,) junc Canal and Center.
         GREGG JAS. A., Proprietor Gregg House, junc. Canal and Center
         HOTELS. Gregg House, James A. Gregg, prop., junc. Canal and Center.
         POTTERS. Weston Daniel, Warren cor Market
1873 Ellenville NY Weston Daniel, Pottery, Warren cor Market

1862 Troy NY No entry
1862 Troy NY Brady Samuel, potter baker, boards Rouse's Hotel
1863 Troy NY Brady Samuel, potter baker, boards 29 Canal
1864 Troy NY Brady Samuel, potter, boards Washington near West Troy Bank
1865 Troy NY Brady Samuel, potter, boards 290 Broadway
1866 Troy NY Brady Samuel, potter, b. Albany rd. n Middle
1867 Troy NY Brady Samuel, potter, house 36 Broadway
1868 Troy NY No entry
1869 Troy NY pottery baker, h. 380 Montgomery

1870 Poughkeepsie NY Brady Samuel, potter, h 22 Mansion
1871 Poughkeepsie NY Not searched
1872 Poughkeepsie NY Brady Samuel, potter, h 22 Mansion
1873 Poughkeepsie NY Brady Samuel, potter, h 6 Mansion
1874 Poughkeepsie NY Brady Samuel, potter, h 6 Mansion
1875 Poughkeepsie NY Brady Samuel, potter, h 6 Mansion
1876 Poughkeepsie NY Brady Samuel, potter, h 6 Mansion
1877 Poughkeepsie NY Brady Samuel, potter, h 6 Mansion
1878 Poughkeepsie NY Not searched
1879 Poughkeepsie NY Brady Samuel, potter, h 6 Mansion
1880 Poughkeepsie NY Brady Samuel, potter, h 6 Mansion
1881 Poughkeepsie NY Brady Samuel, potter, h 141 Main
1882 Poughkeepsie NY Not searched
1883 Poughkeepsie NY Brady Samuel, potter, h 141 Main
1884 Poughkeepsie NY No entry

1869 Taunton MA No entry
1870 Taunton MA Ryan John, potter, boards Bow, near Forest
1872 Taunton MA Ryan John J. potter, boards J. D. Presbry's
1874 Taunton MA No entry
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Census Records

1840 US Census New York Ulster Wawarsing

    Ellenville
         Horace Weston

1850 US Census New York Ulster Wawarsing

    1119 1200 Elizabeth Weston 43 F W                        2,000 N. Y.
                        William           "       23 M W Potter                      N. Y.
                        John                "       20 M W Potter                      N. Y.
                        ........

1850 US Census Vermont Bennington Bennington

      188 191 Benj Gregg     46 M W Shoemaker 500 N. H.
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                      James A. "     17 M W Labourer N. H.

1855 New York Census Ulster Wawarsing

       Frame 100 Elizabeth C. Weston    50 F W                Worchester  44
                            Daniel D. Weston        24 M W Child     Ulster            24 Potter
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1860 US Census New York Greene Athens

          3398 3913 Geo. C. Brady 60 M W Cabinet Maker 500 N. York
                              Mary J              53 F W                                     N. York
                              Saml                 22 M W Labourer                   N. York
......

1860 US Census New York Ulster Wawarsing

            2299 2352 Daniel Weston 31 W M Potter 200 2100 New York
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                                 Allen Baker      40 W M Potter                   New York

1860 US Census New York Washington Fort Edward

            369 384 James Gregg 26 M W Potter              100 N. H.
                            Charlotte         24 F W Housework              Vt.
                            Fanny                 4 F W                                  Vt.
                            Hattie                 2 F W                                  Vt.
                            Fremont     10/12 M W                                  N. Y.


1860 US Industrial Census New York Ulster Warwarsing

          W. W. D. Weston Pottery 1000 100 Tons Jersey Clay 450 Fire 4 80 Promicous Stone Ware 5,000
                             300 Cords Wood 450

IRS Tax Records

1862 September Weston W. W. & D. Ellenville Stone-ware 300.00 3% 9.00
1862 October 20 Weston W. W. & D Ellenville (2 applications) Manufactures and Peddlers 25.00
1862 October Weston W. W. & D. Ellenville Stone-ware 300.00 3% 9.00
1862 November Weston W. W. & D. Ellenville Stone-ware 150.00 3% 4.50
1862 December Weston W. W. & D. Ellenville Stone and earthen ware 150.00 3% 4.50

1863 January Weston W. W. & D. Ellenville Stone-ware 150.00 3% 4.50
1863 February No entry
1863 March Weston Daniel Ellenville Stone-ware 150.00 3% 4.50
1863 April Weston Daniel Ellenville Earthen Ware 150.00 3% 4.50
1863 May Weston Daniel Ellenville Manufacturer 10.00
1863 May Weston Daniel Ellenville Peddler (2 appl) 15.00
1863 May Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery ware 300.00 3% 9.00
1863 June Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery ware 300.00 3% 9.00
1863 July Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery ware 150.00 3% 4.50
1863 August Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery ware 150.00 3% 4.50
1863 September Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 300.00 3% 9.00
1863 October Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 300.00 3% 9.00
1863 November Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 300.00 3% 9.00
1863 December Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 150.00 3% 4.50

1864 January Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 300.00 3% 9.00
1864 February Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 150.00 3% 4.50
1864 March Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 150.00 3% 4.50
1864 April Weston Daniel Ellenville Earthen Ware 300.00 3% 9.00
1864 May Weston Daniel Ellenville Manufacturer 10.00
1864 May Weston Daniel Ellenville Peddler (2 appl) 15.00
1864 May Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 150.00 3% 4.50
1864 June Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 400.00 3% 12.00
1864 July Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery ware 400.00 5% 20.00
1864 August Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery ware 400.00 5% 20.00
1864 August Weston Daniel Ellenville Peddler (2 appl) 25.00
1864 September Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery ware 400.00 5% 20.00
1864 October Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 200.00 5% 10.00
1864 November Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 400.00 5% 20.00
1864 December Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 200.00 5% 10.00

1865 January No entry
1865 February No entry
1865 March No entry
1865 April Weston Daniel Ellenville Earthen Ware 200.00 6% 12.00
1865 May Weston Daniel Ellenville Manufacturer 10.00
1865 May Weston Daniel Ellenville Peddler (2 appl) 25.00
1865 May Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 200.00 6% 12.00
1865 June Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 400.00 6% 24.00
1865 July Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery ware 400.00 6% 24.00
1865 August Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery ware 400.00 6% 24.00
1865 September Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery ware 400.00 6% 24.00
1865 October Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 200.00 6% 12.00
1865 November Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 200.00 5% 12.00
1865 December Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery ware 200.00 6% 12.00

1866 January Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 271.00 6% 16.26
1866 February Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 191.00 6% 11.46
1866 March Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery ware 13.00 6% .78
1866 April Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery-ware 139.00 6% 8.34
1866 May Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery-ware 576.00 6% 34.56
1866 June Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery-ware 620.00 6% 37.20
1866 July Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery ware 531.00 6% 31.80
1866 August Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery ware 630.00 5% 31.50
1866 September Weston Daniel Ellenville Earthen ware 675.00 5% 33.75
1866 October Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 652.00 5% 32.60
1866 November Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 737.00 5% 36.95
1866 December Weston Daniel Ellenville Pottery Ware 459.00 5% 22.95

1870 US Census Massachusetts Bristol Taunton

        265 415 Presby James          58 M W Laborer $2,000 Mass
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                       Ryan John                 22 M W Potter                 Mass

1870 US Census New York Duchess Poughkeepsie

        33 44 Brady Samuel     32 M W Laborer                       300 N.Y.
                     "            Mary      27 F W Keeping House                  N.Y.
                     "            George   3 M W At Home                              N.Y.
                     "            Charles   1 M W At Home                             N.Y.

1870 US Census New York Ulster Wawarsing

           210 304 Weston David         50 M W Potter 10000 2000 New York
                           ........
                          Allen Baker              40 W M Potter                        New York

               3     8 Gregg James A.      36 M W Potter               800   N. H.
                             "       Charlotte       34 F W house wife                 VT
                             "       Fannie           14 F W at home                      VT
                             "       Hattie             12 F W at home                     VT
                             "       Freemont       11 M W at home                    NY

1875 New York Census Duchess Poughkeepsie

         3000 454 Samuel Brady 37 M                                                  Greene             Potter
                           Mary                 32 F wife                                           West Troy
                           George              8 M son                                            West Troy
                           Chs                    6 M son                                            West Troy
                           Frank         10/12 M son                                             Duchess

1880 US Census New York Duchess Poughkeepsie

      Mansion St
           6 3 4 Brady Samuel W M    42             M    Work in Pottery       NY     NY       NY
                        "       Mary W F          38 Wife   M    K house                   Conn Conn   NY
                        "       George W M     13 Son           at School                 NY     Conn   NY
                        "       Charles W M     11 Son           at School                 NY     Conn   NY
                        "        Frank W M          6 Son           at School                 NY     Conn   NY

1880 US Census New York Ulster Ellenville

      Canal St
              183  80   99  Ryan John J              W M 32           M  Confectioner      Mass         Ireland      Ireland
                                     ---- Rachel                 W F  29 Wife M  Keeping House  New York N. Y.          N. Y.
                                    ..........
               42 431 566 Brandimore Walter   W M 55                Potter                   New York Germany Germany

1900 US Census New York Ulster Wawarsing

   Park St
       504 597 Ryan John J         Head       W M May 1848 52 M 23         Massachusetts  Ireland               Ireland  
                                                                                                                             Marble & Granite
                       ---- Rachel M       Wife         W F June 1850 49 M 23 2 2   New York          New York          New York
                                                                                                                             School Teacher
                       ---- Graci K.         Daughter W F Dec 1880 18 S                New York          Massachusetts  New York
                                                                                                                             At School
                       ---- Jennie L.        Daughter W F Apr 1885 15 S                 New York          Massachusetts  New York
      505 598 Brady, Samuel E. Head       W M Jan 1837 62 M 34           New York          Connecticut       Connecticut
                                                                                                                            Potter Burnskill
                        ------ Mary G.       Wife        W F   Nov 1842 57 M 34 3 3    New York         Connecticut       Connecticut

1905 New York Census Ulster Wawarsing

      Park Street
             Ryan Jno J           Head        W M 57 United States      Cit Marble & Granite
             ---- Rachael M     Wife          W F 55 United States       Cit Housework
             ---- Graci K          Daughter  W F 24 United States             Teacher School
             ---- Jennie L.        Daughter  W F 20 United States             Teacher School
          ..............
           Brady, Sam. D.    Head         W M 68 United States      Cit Retired
            ------ Mary G.       Wife           W F 62 United States       Cit Housework
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Maps

1858 Map of Ulster County (J. H. French)
        Ellenville
            Daniel Weston Potter Cor Market & Warren Sts, Res, Market St

1887 Ellenville, N. Y. (Lucien R. Burleigh)
           23. Brady & Ryan, Stoneware Manufactory
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GREGG, of the pottery firm, is a good walker. He made a quarter mile the other night, while a three-minute horse went the half. --Ellenville Journal.

The Herald (Honesdale, Pennsylvania) July 8, 1869
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The pottery of D. Weston employs a number of hands, and is known throughout the country for the superiority of its stoneware.

The Evening Gazette (Port Jervis, New York) May 11, 1871
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The ceramic fever has hit this village hard and Ryan Brothers are filling large orders for quaint pottery.

Ellenville Journal (Ellenville, New York) December 14, 1877
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--Messrs. Ryan Bros., of the Ellenville pottery, have baked their last batch of clay in that village, and are selling out their stock.

Cold Springs Recorder (Cold Spring, New York) 1877
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--Lillie, wife of James Ryan, the junior partner in the Ellenville pottery factory died June 22d. She had been married but 12 weeks and two days. She caught a severe cold four months ago which settled on her lungs and ended in hasty consumption. She was aged 21 years, and was greatly loved by all who knew her.

The Evening Gazette (Port Jervis, New York) June 25, 1878
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The Ellenville Pottery is winding up its business.

The Evening Gazette (Port Jervis, New York) October 31, 1878
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THE ELLENVILLE POTTERY.
The Ellenville correspondent of the Middletown Press says: With the expiration of their lease, Messrs. Ryan Bros., of the Ellenville pottery, have baked their last batch of clay in this village, and are selling out their stock prior to removal. The unlimited quantity of ware thrust on the market as bankrupt stock, and by parties hard up for money, at about one-half the cost of manufacture, rendered an honest competition impossible at present.

The Tri-States Union (Port Jervis, New York) November 1, 1878
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PERSONAL-We copy the following from the Ellenville Journal of Saturday:
Messrs, Brady & Craft, from Poughkeepsie, have leased the pottery property in this village, made purchase of their clay, and will soon have this productive industry in active operation. Mr. Brady with his family occupies the Brankstone house in Center Street. The veteran "Wat" Brandamore is engaged with the new firm.
Mr. Brady was for a number of years in the employ of Mr. Adam Caire, in the pottery business in this city. We wish Mr. Brady all the success possible in his new undertaking.

Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle (Poughkeepsie, New York) September 5, 1881
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BUSINESS CHANGES--Brady & Ryan is the name of the new firm at Ellenville, who will conduct the Pottery business at that place. Mr Frank S. Craft, who was a member of the firm, returns to this city. Mr. Samuel Brady, the head of the firm, as an old resident of this city, and worked for a number years for Mr. Adam Caire.

Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle (Poughkeepsie, New York) January 9, 1882
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Ellenville Pottery.--"This concern uses 250 to 275 cords of wood a year; it is all soft wood, as hemlock and pine, and is cut within a radius of ten miles around here; farmers bring in two, three, four or five cords apiece; the price is two dollars a cord."

Train, Abner Leavenworth; Second Annual Report of the Forest Commission of the State of New York, for the Tear 1886 (Albany, Argus Company, 1887)
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ULSTER COUNTY
ELLENVILLE

Ellenville Glass Works..| Glass, green goods...|126|28|19|16|11|8|49 1/2-59|Certifc's hand rails, water Clt's|No..|No.
Ulster Knife Co..............| Pocket knives.............|114|18|11|12| 8| 4|60            |Certificates                              |Yes.|Yes.
Ellenville Tanning Co....| Calfskin.......................|129|   1|  1|....|....|...|60            |............                                      | "     | "
Brady & Ryan................| Stone ware..................|    7|   1|....|....|.....|...|60           |Notices.....                                | "     | "

Connolly, James; Third Annual Report of the Factory Inspectors of the State of New York For the Year Ending December 1st, 1888. (Albany, Troy Press Company, 1889)
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... Among the many residents and business men whom we met were Brady & Ryan, manufacturers of all grades and kinds of pottery, and while in their manufactory we were shown the process of its manufacture. The explanation given by the proprietors was most interesting. Their business is large. Our thanks are due to the gentlemanly proprietors for showing us their plant.....

The Evening Gazette (Port Jervis, New York) August 8, 1889
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ULSTER COUNTY
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Ellenville

-Brady & Ryan have lost their large and handsome road horse.

Middletown Times Press (Middletown, New York) September 28, 1891
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Directory of Clay Manufacturers
| LOCATION OF CLAY DEPOSIT
Post-office.   | Name.                     | Town. | County.
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Ellenville........ | Brady & Ryan....... |            | Ulster

Merrill, Frederick J. H.; Bulletin of the New York State Museum Volume 3 Number 11 April 1893 (Albany, University of the State of New York, 1893)
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--Mr. Daniel Weston died suddenly at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas J. Parker, of Paterson, N. J., on Thursday last aged 65 years. Deceased was born in Ellenville, N. Y., but for many years past he has been associated with his brother W. W. Weston, of this place. His wife died some eighteen years ago. He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Parker and Miss Carrie, of Paterson, and his sons, John D., of Darland, Thompson & Co., Dubois and Horace, of Honesdale. The remains were interred in his native place on Monday last. He was very quit and unobtrusive, but was honorable and conscientious in all his ways. He will be sincerely mourned by his surviving relatives and friends.

(Note: the Patterson connection may explain the marked Tiffany & Allen bottle)

The Herald (Honesdale, Pennsylvania) October 15, 1896
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ELLENVILLE, 2881; Ulster, 87062; 24m N of Middletown, terminus Ellenville br. N. Y., ). & W. Ry.; on Delaware & Hudson canal. Has Ulster Knife Works, Dwight Devine, pocket cutlery; Hoyt, Canner & Co., foundry; Crystal Glass Sand Mfg. Co., Brady & Ryan, pottery, Ellenville Overall Co., Moore & Hoar, overalls; and cider and vinegar works. Trade centre for surrounding farming section. Val. $1,792,958. Express; Telegraph. First Nat. Bank. Constable House.

National Newspaper Directory; (New York, Pettingill & Company, 1899)
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Murray C. Drake, real estate agent, has sold the old pottery property, corner of Warren and Market street, for the owners, Brady & Ryan, to Dwight Clark of Ellenville.

The Kingston Daily Freeman (Kingston, New York) August 1, 1905
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RILEYVILLE MAN
95 YEARS OLD
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Has Forty-Nine Living
Descendants
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READS WITHOUT GLASSES AND
CAN REMEMBER WAY WAY
BACK.

William W. Atkins, father of Mrs. F. W. Krefther, Fourteenth street, celebrated his 95th birthday at his home in Rileyville in Lebanon township on Thursday, August 3........
Mr. Atkins first come to Honesdale in 1831 and later in 1848, he started a pottery, which he claimed to have been Honesdale's first industry. His early life was spent in his home town. For fifteen years he was a boatman on the Hudson river. For many years the subject of this sketch, who is a grand old man, was in the employ of the Weston pottery at Ellenville, N. Y. He traveled over the country selling the products of the factory, a branch of which was started in Honesdale. He received $1 per dozen and upwards for stoveware, crocks, jugs, pitchers, etc., sold. ....

The Citizen (Honesdale, Pennsylvania) August 4, 1911
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ELLENVILLE

Joseph Caroll of Boston has been renewing old friendships with J. J. Ryan in town this week. Some forty odd years ago he was engaged in the pottery business with Mr. Ryan at Keene, N. H.

The Kingston Daily Freeman (Kingston, New York) August 22, 1919
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STERLING CITIZEN
PASSES AWAY IN
JAS. RYAN'S DEATH

James Ryan one of Pittston's best known citizens, was claimed by death this morning.......
James Ryan was a native of Massachusetts. He was born in the town of South Framingham, village of Saxonville, Mass., on Dec. 10, 1850, having been in his 71st year. His parents were both natives of Irelan, who came to America separately, and were married in Massachusetts, where they passed the greater part of their married life. The father served as a Union soldier in the Civil War.
In his boyhood days, Mr. Ryan learned the trade of potter, which he followed the greater part of his life. He learned the trade in Potterville, Mass., and as a young man worked at his trade in various Massachusetts towns. Later he spent several years in Ellenville, N. Y., a residence town between Port Jervis and Kingston.
In 1878, he came to Pittston, having resided here ever since, Evan R. Jones had a pottery in Upper Pittston for the manufacture of jugs and other clay products and had established a large trade throughout this section of the State. Mr. Ryan came here to work at the Jones pottery, and for many years was employed there in shaping the vessels, the work having been done by hand. The pottery was sold by the founder to Lewis Smith, who in turn disposed of it to Mr. Ryan in 1891. Mr. Ryan continued to operate the pottery until 1911, when it was abandoned.....
...Mr. Ryan is survived by one brother John J. Ryan of Ellenville, N. Y.

Pittston Gazette (Pittston, Pennsylvania) April 16, 1921
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September 13, 1923 John J. Ryan died.

The Kingston Daily Freeman (Kingston, New York) January 1, 1924
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Pottery manufacturing was a major industry in Ellenville for nearly 80 years. Horace Weston, the regional Methodist circuit minister, began producing pottery in 1809 at a small shop on the corner of Market and Warren Streets. Weston, along with his new wife, Libby Briggs of Ellenville, started Weston & Co., and they were later joined in business by their sons William and Daniel. After the death of their father in 1848, the brothers operated as W. W. & D. Weston. the identifying mark on the pottery changed over the years, along with proprietors (W. W. & D. Weston, James A. Gregg, John and James Ryan). Storage crocks, preserve jars, butter pots, churns, and jugs were among the items produced. A salt glaze was used; artisans, often iterant, painted designs on the stoneware. Hemlock and later coal were used to fire the kiln. The pottery industry in Ellenville ended in the early 1900s.

Green, Henry; Images of America (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing Company, 2015)
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