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Landmarks of Wayne County, New York

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Landmarks of Wayne County, New York

  • edited by George W. Cowles (1824?-1901); assisted by Henry P. Smith (1839-1925) and others
  • published by D. Mason & Company, Publishers, Syracuse, New York, 1895
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<span id='Cowles'></span>Cowles, George W., ed. ''[[Space: Landmarks of Wayne County, New York| Landmarks of Wayne County, New York]]'' (D. Mason & Co, Syracuse, New York, 1895)
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER I. Original Civil Divisions of New York State— Subsequent Divisions— Physical Characteristics of Wayne County— Fish and Animals of this LocaUty— Climatic Peculiarities— Effects of the Climate upon the Health of the Settlers — Coming of Wayne County Pioneers.
CHAPTER II. Indian Occupation of Western New York — Treatment of Indians by White Men — Relation of the Indians to Wayne County — The Jesuits and their Work — Local Operations in the War of the Revolution — Indian Remains
CHAPTER III. Early Conditions in Western New York — Sketches of the "Genesee Country" and the Phelps andGorham Purchase — The Pre-emption Lines — Organization of Companies to ^ecure Lands in Western New York — A Very Extensive "Mill- Yard" — The Morris Reserve — The Military Tract as Related to Wayne County.
CHAPTER IV. Early Conditions in the "Genesee Country" — Efforts of Great Britain to Retain the Territory — Fears of Indian Invasion — Lack of Means of Communication with the East — Charles Williams and his Work — Colony on the Genesee River — Quaker Settlement at Jerusalem — Settlement at Canandaigua — List of Settlers West of Pre-emption Line — Opening of Roads — A Journey Westward from Albany — Privations of Pioneers.
CHAPTER V. Beginning of Settlement in the Territory of Wayne County — Early Map of Western New York — Map of the "Genesee Lands" — Localities First Settled in Wayne County — Beginning at East Palmyra — Importance of Ganargwa Creek — First Improvement at Sodus Bay — Improvement of Highways — Settlements in Various Localities — The Threatened Canadian Invaion — Final Establishment of Peaceful Conditions — Estimate of Williamson's Policy
CHAPTER VI. Circumstances of the Pioneers— Current Prices of Produce— Inconvenience of Distant Markets— Gradual Improvement of Roads— Old Stage Lines— Erection of Early Mills — Outbreak of the War of 1813— EfEects of the Conflict in Wayne County— Military Operations at Sodus Bay — Account of a Skirmish — Descent upon Pultneyville — General Improvements Following the Close of the War
CHAPTER VII. Further Improvement in Means of Transportation — Discussion of the "Grand Canal" — Investigation and Surveys — Progress and Completion of the Great Work— Its Effect upon Wayne County— Other Public Improvements — The First Railroad— The Railroads of Wayne County — Brief History of Mormonism — Inception of Spiritualism
CHAPTER VIII. End of the Reign of Peace — The First Gun — Military Enthusiasm — Wayne County — The President's First Proclamation — The First Company Recruited in Wayne County — Sketches of the Various other Wayne County Organizations
CHAPTER IX. Since the War — Internal Improvements — Legislative Acts — Agricultural Productions — Peppermint — Statistics, etc. — Civil List — Recapitulation.
CHAPTER X. Comparison of State Law with the Common Law — Evolution of the Courts — The Court of Appeals — The Supreme Court — The Court of Chancery — The County Court — The Surrogate's Court — Justice's Court — District Attorneys — Sheriffs — Court House — Judicial Officers — Personal Notes. 101
CHAPTER XI. The Medical Profession — Wayne County Medical Society — Wayne County Homeopathic Medical Society — Sketches and Reminiscences.
CHAPTER XII. The Press of Wayne County
CHAPTER XIII. Secret Societies
CHAPTER XIV. Agricultural Societies, County Institutions, &c.
CHAPTER XV. History of the Town of Palmyra.
CHAPTER XVI. History of the Town of Sodus
CHAPTER XVII. History of the Town and Village of Lyons
CHAPTER XVIII. History of the Town of Galen
CHAPTER XIX. History of the Town of Wolcott
CHAPTER XX. listory of the Town of Williamson.
CHAPTER XXI. History of the Town of Ontario
CHAPTER XXII. History of the Town of Macedon
CHAPTER XXIII. History of the Town of Savannah
CHAPTER XXIV. History of the Town of Arcadia
CHAPTER XXV. History of the Town of Marion
CHAPTER XXVI. History of the Town of Walworth.
CHAPTER XXVII. History of the Town of Rose
CHAPTER XXVIII. History of the Town of Huron
CHAPTER XXIX. History of the Town of Butler
PART II. Biographies
PART III. Family Sketches
Index to Part I
Index to Part II
Index to Part III
Index to Portraits
Landmarks of Wayne County.

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