LYN-DE FARMS
ADAM CAPOGRECO-OWNER


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, three daughters
living in and around Royalton, Virginia Gulledge, Ilene Howell, and Lucille Kammler.
A son, Eugene, is deceased, but a daughter of his, Dianne Throgmorton lives in
Royalton.

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
tombstone.

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 Olney, Illinois.
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 Tressa Marks,
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 years back.
They have a son in California, Dave, that we keep in touch with today.

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 and Deanna.
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:
George Tomlinson
Bud Havens
U. S. Senator Paul Simon
Congressman Ken Gray
Judge James Wexstten
Billy Chamness
Gary Stanley
Robert Van Clooster
Orlando Capegreco
Clint Almond
Marsha Brady
Don Cottor

All of the wonderful people of Franklin County and our town of Royalton. Its
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.)