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History of Seneca County, New York

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History of Seneca County, New York

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  • published by Everts, Ensign & Everts, Philadelphia, 1876
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Table of Contents

Biographical Sketches

Erastus Partridge, Seneca Falls
Le Roy C. Partridge, Seneca Falls
Colonel Halsey Sandford
Samuel Birdsall, Waterloo
Hon. Elisha Williams, Waterloo
Charles Bonnel, Waterloo
Edwin R. Dobbin. Waterloo
Rev. Samuel H. Gridley, D.D., Waterloo
Gardner Welles, M.D., Waterloo
Daniel S. Kendig, Waterloo
Henry Bonnel, Waterloo
Jedediah Peirson, Waterloo
Hon. Samuel Clark, Waterloo
Hon. Jesse Clark, Waterloo
Abraham Van Doren, Ovid
The Wilson Family, Ovid
Hon. William Johnson, Seneca Falls
Jacob P. Chamberlain, Seneca Falls
David B. Lum, Seneca Falls
Rev. John M. Guion, S.T.D., Seneca Falls
Henry Moses, Sencoa Falls
Robert L. Stevenson, Tyre
David Odell, Tyre
Thomas H. Arnold, Tyre
William Kline, Tyre
Jason Smith, Tyre
Hartwell B. Compson, Tyre
Judge Silas Halsey, Lodi
Judge James DeMott, Lodi
General John DeMott, Lodi
Colonel Ralph Smith, Lodi
The Townsend Family, Lodi
Israel Brown, Romulus
Deacon John Boorom, Covert

Historical and Descriptive

Chapter I.— Pre-Columbian Discovery— National Claims to Territory of Kew York, and Bases of Claims
Chapter II.— The Indians of Central New York— Their Treaties, Wars, Character, Civilization, and Fate
Chapter III.— Land Purchases— Character of Country- Terms and Manner of Disposal to Settlers — Course of Travel — Course of Migration — Localities first Settled —Classic Nomenclature— A Broad Domain awaiting Owners— Dissimilarity of its People to all previous Precedent
Chapter IV.— Line of Organization— Events connected therewith- Progress of Settlement West- Reduction of Area and Gradual Changes from a General to a Local Character
Chapter V.— The Pioneer- Seneca, while a part of Herkimer, from 1791 to 1794 — Cayuga Bridge— Grist-Mills-Public Meeting— Au Old-Time Article— The Old Pre-emption Lino— The Albany Turnpike
Chapter VI.— 1794 to Organization of Seneca County in 1804— The State's Hundred —Courts and Officers— Migratory Hardships— The Cayuga Reservation— The Bayard Company— A Reminiscence of Waterloo in its First Decade .
Chapter VII. — A New Country — Kinds of Trees, Game, Houses, and Furniture — Climate and Dress— Character of Settlers— Manners and Customs, and Contrast with the Present Day
Chapter VIII.— Clearing Lands— Products — Resorts- Tavern-keeping- Trade- A Settler's Recollections
Chapter IX. — Early Preachers and Churches — Schools and Teachers — Marriages, Births, Deaths, and Cemeteries
Chapter X.— The Boys of 1800— The Panther, Bear, and Deer— The Casualties of Cayuga Lake
Chapter XI.— Line of Organization— Seneca in 1810— County Seats— First County Officials— Present Boundaries and Towns— Poor Farm
Chapter XII.— Town Meetings— Celebrations— Early Manufactures— Schools for Singing and Dancing — Visitors, Joseph Smith, La Fayette, Lorenzo Dow, and Andrew Johnson— Raising Mills and Churches— Burning a Whale
Chapter XIII.— Militia Musters— War of 1812— An Incident of that Period
Chapter XIV.— Geographical— Towns— Villages— Surface— Soil— Products— Watercourses — Water-power — Lakes — Natural History — Trees — Animals — Reptiles — Fish
Chapter XV.— Agriculture— Trade— Routes for Markets— Grains— Agricultural Society— Statistics-Agricultural College— Patrons of Husbandry
Chapter XVI. — Geology — Onondaga Salt Group — Gypsum Group — Marcellus Shale — Seneca Limestone — Hamilton Group — Tully Limestone — Genesee Slate and Drift Deposits
Chapter XVII Political Legislation— Parties— Population— Popular Vote and Civil List
Chapter XVIII.— Traces— Roads— Turnpikes— Bridges— Seneca Lock Navigation and Erie Canals— Navigation
Chapter XIX.— First Railroads— The Auburn and Rochester Railroad, Pennsylvania and Sodus Bay Railroad, and the Geneva and Ithaca Railroad- Old Tracks— Incidents
Chapter XX. — Banks: State, National, and Savings; their History in Seneca
Chapter XXI.— The Leading Manufactures of Seneca County
Chapter XXII.— The Insane Poor and the Willard Asylum
Chapter XXIII.— Religious Denominations and Church Statistics
Chapter XXIV.— Religious, Literary, and Benevolent Societies
Chapter XXV.— The Press and its Publishers in Seneca County
Chapter XXVI.— Academics and Public Schools— The Pioneer Ovid Academy— "Seneca Collegiate Institute" — The Seneca Falls Academy — Waterloo Academy — Public Schools of the County
Chapter XXVII.— Seneca in the War of the Rebellion— Statistics—The Nineteenth New York Volunteers— The Fifteenth Engineers— The Thirty-third New York Volunteers
Chapter XXVIII.— Battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg, and Return Home
Chapter XXIX.— The Forty-fourth New York Volunteers, and the Fiftieth Engineers
Chapter XXX.— The Seventy-fifth New York Volunteers
Chapter XXXI.— The One Hundred and Twenty-sixth New York Volunteers
Chapter XXXII.— The One Hundred and Forty-eighth New York Volunteers
Chapter XXXIII— The One Hundred and Sixtieth New York Volunteers
Chapter XXXIV.— The First New York Cavalry
Chapter XXXV.— The Eighth New York Cavalry— The First Battery New York Light Artillery
Chapter XXXVI.— The Third New York Volunteer Artillery
Chapter XXXVIL— Seneca County Medical Society- First Physician in Seneca County— Biographical Sketches of the Profession in the County
Chapter XXXVIII.— Conclusion

History of Towns and Villages

Waterloo.— The Original Town of Junius— Organization of Waterloo— Waterloo Village— First Cars, First Bridge— Water-Power and Manufactures— Fire Department— Churches—Education—Waterloo in the Rebellion, etc
Ovid. — Organization — Early Settlement — Early Marriage— Ancient Fortification — Church History— Civil History— Ovid Village— Societies— Population— Military Record, etc
Seneca Falls.— Taverns— Stores— Town Settlements— Bridgeport in 1820— Seneca Falls in 1823— Old Mills and Early Manufactures— History of the Churches- Military Record, etc
Tyre.— Early Settlement— First Improvements— First Death. and Marriage- Silk Worm Nursery— First Storehouse— Tyre City- The Oldest Resident- First Schools —Tyre in the Rebellion, etc
Fayette.- Organization— Red Jacket— "Joe Smith"— First Baptism- First Settlement — Bearytown named — Canoga — Pioneer Mills — Documentary and Civil History— The Churches- Military Record, etc
Junius.— Formation of Town— Roll of Pioneers— First School— Meetings, First Church —Cemetery, First Deaths— Post-Office established- Initial Trade and Manufactures — First Saw-mill — Early Justices— Final Organization — List of Town Officers —Junius Soldiers in the Civil War, etc
Lodi.— Organization— Indian Orchard and Burial-Place— First Settlement— First Physician— Village of Lodi— Civil History— Societies-Church History— Population— Military Record, etc
Romulus- Primitive Settlement— Postal Service in 1806— First Native White Birth — Old-Time Tavern — Short-Lived Hamlet — Pioneer Farmer-Mechanics — First Saw-Mill— Founding of Baleytown-Villages and Post-Offices—Highways— Early Records — Emancipation of Slaves— Schools — Romulus Baptist Church — Rebellion Record, etc
Varick.— Early Settlers— First Frame House— Home Manufactures- A Pioneer Preacher-" Buys's Tavern"— The Cayuga Reservation— East Varick— First Post-Office— Early Teachers— Religious Services— First Frame— First Store— Varick Inns and Inn-keepers- Births, Marriages, Deaths— Religious Societies - Churches — The Records— Varick Soldiers in the Civil War, etc
Covert Organization— Pioneers— Farmer Village— Cemetery— Farmer Lodge, No. 357, F. and A. M.— Farmer Village Grange, No. 160, P. of H.— Church History —Population, etc
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