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History of Wyoming County, New York

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History of Wyoming County, New York

With Illustrations, Biographical Sketches, and Portraits of Some Pioneers and Prominent Residents

  • published by F.W. Beers, New York, 1880.
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=== Table of Contents

  • Introductory
  • State History.
  • Chapter I. The American Aborigines--Characteristics and customs of the five nations of New York
  • Chapter II. Exploration and settlement on the Atlantic coast and the Hudson River
  • Chapter III. The Dutch Regime in New York--Rival claims of the English--The latter prevail
  • Chapter IV. French and Indian Wars--Dissensions in the colonial government--Execution of Leisler
  • Chapter V. Count Frontenacs campaigns--Piracy--Misgovernment of New York--French frontier posts
  • Chapter VI. The alleged plot to burn New York--French and Indian hostilities--The contest for the Ohio Valley
  • Chapter VII. The result of four English expeditions against the French--Montcalms successful campaigns
  • Chapter VIII. Extinction of French power in America--The New York judiciary--The New Hampshire grants
  • Chapter IX. Approach of the Revolution--New Yorks patriotic attitude--The first battle fought in 1770
  • Chapter X. Landing tea prevented--Congressional action--The Battle of Lexington--Canada invaded
  • Chapter XI. Hostilities transferred to New York--The Battle of Long Island.--Burgoynes campaign
  • Chapter XII. The Battle of Bennington--Failure of St. Legers movement--Burgoynes defeats and surrender
  • Chapter XIII. Clintons Hudson River campaign--France recognizes the United States--Wars with the Indians
  • Chapter XIV. Arnolds treason--Close of the Revolution--Adoption of the Constitution--Internal improvements
  • Chapter XV. Causes of the last war with Great Britain--Expeditions against Canada--Border hostilities
  • Chapter XVI. The Erie Canal and railroad--The state administration--New York in the Civil War

General County History.

  • Chapter I. Relics and theories of the earliest inhabitants of western New York
  • Chapter II. Numbers and location of the Senecas--Their religious beliefs
  • Chapter III. "The white woman," Dehewamis or Mary Jemison--Her family and possessions
  • Chapter IV. The notorious "Indian Allen"--Prominent characters among the Senecas
  • Chapter V. The title to the soil of western New York--Phelps and Gorhams purchase--Morriss reserve
  • Chapter VI. The Holland purchase and purchasers--Policy of the Holland Land Company
  • Chapter VII. Relations between the Holland Company and the settlers--Land office wars
  • Chapter VIII. Pioneers from New England; how they came, settled and thrived
  • Chapter IX. The condition of the pioneers--Their ways and means of living
  • Chapter X. Early schools--The origin of teachers institutes--Character of the pioneers
  • Chapter XI. Organization and subdivision of Wyoming County--Construction of county buildings
  • Chapter XII. Lists of the county officers and legislative representatives of Wyoming County
  • Chapter XIII. The construction and opening of railroads in Wyoming County
  • Chapter XIV. Wyoming County Bible Society, Agricultural Society and Insurance Company
  • Chapter XV. Origin and early incidents of the Civil War--Patriotic spirit in Wyoming County
  • Chapter XVI. Histories of the Twenty-First and Twenty-Seventh New York Infantry
  • Chapter XVII. The noble record of the 17th New York Infantry--The death of Charles E. Bills
  • Chapter XVIII. Fifth New York Cavalry, or "First Ira Harris Guard"--"Ellsworths Avengers."
  • Chapter XIX. History of the One Hundred and Fourth New York Infantry
  • Chapter XX. The 24th Independent Battery--A glimse at the horrors of Andersonville
  • Chapter XXI. History of the Ninth New York Cavalry and Fourth Artillery
  • Chapter XXII. A hard years fighting by the Eighth New York Heavy Artillery
  • Chapter XXIII. History of the 130th Volunteers, or 1st New York Dragoons
  • Chapter XXIV. History of the 136th Regiment New York State Volunteer Infantry
  • Chapter XXV. History of the "Governors Guard," or Second Regiment of Mounted Rifles
  • Chapter XXVI. The history of political opinion and party fortunes in Wyoming County
  • Chapter XXVII. Wyoming Co. Congregational Conference--S.-S. Teachers Association & Bible Society--Temperance reform
  • Chapter XXVIII. The Letchworth rifles--Action during the railroad riots--Victories in shooting matches
  • Chapter XXIX. The Wyoming Historical Pioneer Association and its log cabin museum
  • Chapter XXX. A geological sketch of Wyoming County
  • Town and village Histories.
  • The Town of Arcade
  • The Town of Attica
  • The Town of Bennington
  • The Town of Castile
  • The Town of Covington
  • The Town of Eagle
  • The Town of Gainesville
  • The Town of Genessee Falls
  • The Town of Java
  • The Town of Middlebury
  • The Town of Orangeville
  • The Town of Perry
  • The Town of Pike
  • The Town of Sheldon
  • The Town of Warsaw
  • The Town of Wethersfield
  • Appendix




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