In 1954 we moved to Franklin County, on a 160 acre farm outside
of Royalton. It
was a big move for Adam and I, we were young and scared, but
determined to make
it. We bought the farm from Adam's grade school teacher, an old
friend for several
years. Back in 1920, the farm we live on belonged to George and
Mary Rose. A
daughter of George and Mary's, named Daisy still resides in Royalton,
she is 92. Daisy
married Guy Moore, from Daisy's marriage four children were born,
living in and around Royalton, Virginia Gulledge, Ilene Howell,
and Lucille Kammler.
A son, Eugene, is deceased, but a daughter of his, Dianne Throgmorton
In 1959 we added the Otto Snider farm. Otto had told Adam he
could buy the farm
in 1956 and the deal was made along with a promise to keep the
horse grave intact. After
Mr. Snider's death, his wife and sons completed the deal. The
horse had made Mr.
Snider a lot of money, he was able to send the boys through medical
school from the
money it made racing during the great depression in the late
20's and early 30's. We
have found memories of the Otto Snider family. The grave still
stands today with the
More ground was added on in 1965 to 1970. We bought
from George and Bernice
Replyuk, Derrill and Verilee Wolff, Enos and Silva Short, Winiford
Hiller, all local
people in and around Royallon and a man named R. W. Harper from
The fields from all these sales are now into one large field
that makes a 560 acre field.
It lays on the west side of Route 184 between Royalton and Mulkeytown.
In 1970 we bought a small farm north of our home from Frank and
they reside in the town of Royalton. In 1973 the Asa and Enis
Sharp estate was bought.
Enis Browning Sharp was a fine lady, I loved her very much. I
get misty eyed recalling
the past and her kindness to our son Lenny. Adam and I would
be out planting the fields
in and around her home, she would walk across the plowed fields
to bring him cold soda
and jelly sandwiches, she would take him to her house so he could
nap in the shade.
Enis was a true pioneer. I still miss her after 20 years.
In 1979 we brought Raymond Carpenter's farm northwest of Royallon.
Raymond lives in Royalton. It's a good time to say Thank You
Raymond for all your help and understanding in our time of need
and during our hard times on the farm ten years ago.
In the middle 80's we bought a small farm from Hallie Browning,
her husband Val
had passed away and she wanted us to have it because it joined
the Sharp farm.
Enis and Val were brother and sisters. Hallie passed away a few
They have a son in California, Dave, that we keep in touch with
I've talked about the farm around Royalton and how it came about
over a 39
year span. We call it Lyn-De Acres after our two children, Lenny
Anyone that knows anything about farming knows what you go up
against each new
year. Hard times hit this farm in 1981 on - we lost the farms
in 1984, but rented back'
and fought back to stay on. In 1987 with the help of lots of
good men, that had
faith and trust in this family stepped up and put out their hand
to help make it possible
to buy back what we had lost.
The list would be endless to name all the wonderful people that
helped. I feel a
need to put down some men's names:
U. S. Senator Paul Simon
Congressman Ken Gray
Judge James Wexstten
Robert Van Clooster
All of the wonderful people of Franklin County and our town of
having the faith to go on, hitting the work head on, with Gods
help to get you through hard times.
Its always good to remember: Success is not final, but Failure
is not fatal.
The Adam Capogreco Family
(Information Taken From The 1993 Royalton Round-Up Booklet.)