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Source:
HISTORY of MADISON COUNTY
STATE of NEW YORK
by Mrs. L. M. Hammond
Published:
Syracuse
Truair, Smity & Co., Book and Job Printers.
1872.

PREFACE

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. - INDIANS -  
   - Discovery of the Indians of New York.
 - Personal Characteristics.
 - Dress and habits of living.
 - Religious customs
 - Statements of early travelers
 - Origin of the Iroquois Nation.
 - Formation of the Confederacy.
 - Forms of government
 - Hieroglyphics and symbols
 - Sketch of their history.
 - History of the Oneidas.
 
CHAPTER II. - MADISON COUNTY.  
   - Territorial changes.
 - County of Tryon, Montgomery and Herkimer,
 - Formation of towns.
 - Formation of Chenango County and of Madison.
 - Geology.
 - Roads.
 - Canals.
 - Railroads.
 - County Societies and Associations.
 - County proceedings to 1810.
 - County Courts.
 - Civil List.
 - Capital trials and convictions.
 
CHAPTER III. - BROOKFIELD.  
   - Formation and geography of the town.
 - History of the Clinton.
 - Purchase of Chenango Twenty Towns.
 - Incidents.
 - The Carr farm of Edmeston.
 - Operations of Joseph Brant in the days of the Revolution.
 - Stephen Hoxie and Daniel Brown the pioneers.
 - Incidents.
 - Company of settlers in 1792.
 - First mills.
 - Purchase of Michael Myers, Jedediah Sanger and John I. Morgan.
 - Anecdote of encounter with a bear.
 - Button's mill creek.
 - The falls.
 - Romantic scenery.
 - Old family burial grounds.
 - First improvements.
 - Early hamlets in the hill district.
 - Home farm of John I. Morgan.
 - Babcock's mills.
 - Unadilla Forks.
 - Early religious societies.
 - Quakers, Seventh Day Baptists, First Day Baptists, Methodists.
 - Humorous anecdote.
 - Hunter's anecdote.
 - Obituaries and sketches of pioneers.
 - Leonardsville; its enterprises.
 - Clarkville.
 - North Brookfield.
 
CHAPTER IV. - CAZENOVIA.  
   - Formation of the town.
 - Boundaries.
 - Geographical features.
 - Treaties of 1788.
 - The Road Township Purchase of the Indians.
 - Indian occupation of this land.
 - The Holland Company.
 - The pioneer's journey.
 - Names of pioneers.
 - Rapid settlement.
 - Division of Road.
 - Township into four towns.
 - Laying out and naming of the village of Cazenovia.
 - Adventures with bears.
 - Early settlers.
 - First town officers.
 - Division of the town in 1798.
 - Cazenovia village in 1803.
 - Prominent men.
 - Cherry Valley Turnpike.
 - Incorporation of Cazenovia Village
 - Enterprise and progress.
 - Manufactories and business firms.
 - Newspapers.
 - C. N. Y. Seminary
 - Churches
 - Biographical sketch of Col. John Lincklaen.
 - Notices of prominent men.
 - New Woodstock.
 - Lucy Dutton.
 
CHAPTER V. - DE RUYTER. -  
   - Boundaries.
 - Lincklaen's purchase.
 - Original division of towns and their names, with naming of De Ruyter.
 - Party of pioneers.
 - Opening of Roads.
 - Historical incident.
 - Joseph Messenger.
 - Squire Samuel Thompson.
 - Names of pioneers.
 - First death.
 - First birth.
 - First school.
 - De Ruyter village in 1805.
 - First improvements at Shedd's corners and early settlers in that vicinity.
 - Quaker Basin.
 - De Ruyter in 1809.
 - Cold season of 1816.
 - Affecting incident.
 - Inconveniences and privations.
 - 1816
 - Affecting incident.
 - Inconveniences and privations.
 - Customary amusements.
 - Incidents.
 - Schools and their teachers.
 - Distinguished sons of De Ruyter.
 - The village in 1832.
 - S. D. B. Institute.
 - Churches.
 - Newspapers.
 - Biographical Sketches
 - Brief notices
 
CHAPTER VI. - EATON  
   - Boundaries.
 - Face of the country
 - Lakes and streams.
 - Township No. 2.
 - Incidents in the first settlement.
 - Sketches of pioneer families.
 - Indians.
 - Mills, roads and other improvements.
 - Log City, now Eaton.
 - Mills, roads and other improvements.
 - First houses, tavern, manufactures.
 - Incidents.
 - Masonic Lodge.
 - Morrisville.
 - That village before 1817.
 - Location of the County Seat.
 - Newspapers.
 - Churches.
 - Bennett Bicknell
 -
Sketches of other prominent men.
 - Leeville, now West Eaton.
 - This village before 1840.
 - Manufactures.
 - Churches.
 - Enterprise and rapid progress.
 - Alderbrook.
 - Fanny Forester.
 
- Pierceville.
 - Pratt's Hollow
 
CHAPTER VII. - FENNER.  
   - Boundaries
 - Geography
 - Perryville Falls.
 - Productions.
 - Ancient route of armies.
 - New Petersburgh Tract.
 - Mile Strip.
 - Early settlement.
 - Names of settlers
 - Experience of pioneers.
 - Indians.
 - First improvements.
 - Early schools and meetings.
 - Incidents of first town meeting of Smithfield.
 - Town officers.
 - Organization and naming of town of Fenner.
 - Curious names of localities.
 - Fenner Corners.
 - Baptist Church of Fenner.
 - Perryville, its rise and progress.
 - Oren S. Avery.
 - Churches of Perryville.
 - Chittenango Falls village.
 - Notices of early settlers.
 - Influential men.
 - Prominent families.
 
CHAPTER VIII. - GEORGETOWN.  
   - Boundaries
 - Georgraphy
 - Township No. 6
 - Face of the country
 - First settler.
 - Sketch of the homes of other pioneers.
 - Louis Anathe Muller.
 -
Muller Hill and its village and enterprises.
 - Strange oblivion over the family of Muller.
 - History of the estate to the present time.
 - Georgetown village and its enterprises.
 - Early church in the north part.
 - Churches of the village.
 - Prominent men of Georgetown.
 - First officers.
 - Dr. Whitmore.
 
CHAPTER IX. - HAMILTON.  
   - Boundaries
 - Georgraphy
 - 4th Township
 - Indians.
 - Curious Relics.
 - Mary Antone
 - Pioneer Settlers and their Experience.
 - Payne's Settlement.
 - Early Courts.
 - Customs of the times.
 - Hamilton Centre.
 - Poolville.
 - East Hamilton.
 - Hubbardsville.
 - Hamilton Village at different periods.
 - Hamilton Academy; Female Seminary; Union School.
 - Mercantile and Mechanical Industries of the Village; Hamilton Bank; Hamilton Lodge F. & A. M.
 - Newspapers.
 - Churches.
 - Biographical Sketches of Samuel and Elisha Payne.
 - Gen. King
and others.
 - Madison University.
 - Rev. Daniel Hascall.
 - Dr. Kendrick
 -
Earlville.
 
CHAPTER X. - LENOX. -  
   - Boundaries.
 - Climate
 - Geography
 - Ancient occupation of the town by Indians.
 - Jesuit missions of the 17th century.
 - English travelers.
 - Vaudreuil's expedition against Oneida Castle.
 - Ancient forts.
 - Sir William Johnson's reports.
 - Rev. Samuel Kirkland at Oneida Castle.
 - Traversing armies.
 - Travelers' statements.
 - First white settlers.
 - The Klocks.
 - Myndert Wemple.
 - Angel De Ferriere.
 - Wampsville.
 - Quality Hill.
 - Biographical
 
- Palmer Hill.
 - Churches at Clockville.
 - Oneida Castle and Skenandoah's home.
 - Lenox Furnace.
 - Canastota Village, with Biographical sketch of Angel De Ferriere.
 
CHAPTER XI. - LEBANON -  
   - Boundaries.
 - Geography.
 - Township No. 5.
 - Pioneer settlement.
 - William S. and Justus B. Smith.
 - Naming of Lebanon.
 - Improvements.
 - Proposed Vilalge at Smith's Valley.
 - Kibbie tavern.
 - The Felts and others at Earlville.
 - Death of Daniel Wheeler in 1806.
 - Primitive roads.
 - Wolf hunt.
 - Land Clearing.
 - Schools, teachers.
 - Lebanon Center.
 - Lebanon village.
 - Prominent citizens.
 - Churches.
 
CHAPTER XII. - MADISON -  
   - Boundaries.
 - Notices of topography.
 - Evidences of Indian occupation.
 - Sir William Pultney's purchase.
 - Agents.
 - Sale of lands to companies and settlers.
 - Names of pioneers and their places of location.
 - Incidents of primitive journeyings and pioneer life.
 - First improvements.
 - First taverns, mills, &c.
 - "Indian Opening."
 - First "4th of July" celebration.
 - Cherry Valley Turnpike.
 - Madison village.
 - Bouckville.
 - Solsville.
 - Chenango Canal.
 - Noted events of early days.
 - Churches.
 - Prominent men.
 
CHAPTER XIII. - NELSON. -  
   - Boundaries
 - Geography
 - Township No. I.
 - Large company of pioneers in 1793.
 - Settlement of North East Quarter.
 - Incidents.
 - Richardsons and other pioneers of the south part.
 - First tavern, store, saw mill and grist-mill.
 - Incidents.
 - Early churches.
 - Customs of the day.
 - Deaths by accident.
 - Encounter with a bear.
 - Nelson Flats.
 - Erieville.
 - Prominent citizens and families.
 
CHAPTER XIV. - SULLIVAN. -  
   - Boundaries.
 - Geography.
 - Ancient home of the Oneidas.
 - Home assigned the Tuscaroras
 - The great Trail.
 - Traversing armies.
 - Vrooman's adventure and its disastrous results.
 - The nine pioneer families of Sullivan.
 - Destruction of their homes.
 - Relics of the Vrooman expedition.
 - Louis Dennie.
 -
First road through.
 - State Road and Seneca Turnpike.
 - Various land tracts.
 - Early settlers.
 - Sketches of their pioneer experience.
 - Discovery of Gypsum beds.
 - Canaseraga village; its progress.
 - Chittenango; its early enterprises.
 - Discovery of water lime.
 - Building up of manufactories.
 - The Polytechny.
 - First "4th of July" celebration in Chittenango.
 - Prominent men.
 - Early Railroad projects.
 - Chittenango Springs.
 - Bridgeport.
 - Incidents.
 - Northern Sullivan.
 - Churches.
 - Biographical sketch of Hon. John B. Yates.
 - Obituaries.
 
CHAPTER XV. - SMITHFIELD. -  
   - Boundaries
 - Geography and Geology.
 - New Petersburgh Tract.
 - Adventures with Indians.
 - Original town of Smithfield.
 - Pioneer families and early settlers.
 - First enterprises.
 - Peterboro in 1806.
 - Execution of Mary Antone.
 - Panther incident.
 - Siloam.
 - Churches.
 - Peterboro Academy.
 - Orphan Asylum.
 - Biographical Sketches; Judge Peter Smith; Hon. Gerrit Smith; Wm. Evans.
 -
Other public men.
 
CHAPTER XVI. - STOCKBRIDGE. -  
   - Boundaries.
 - Geography.
 - Home of the Oneidas.
 - The Tuscaroras.
 - Oneida Reservation.
 - Indian trail.
 - Peter Smith Tract.
 - Early settlers
 - Incidents.
 - Indian neighbors.
 - Indian relics.
 - The Oneida Stone.
 - Cook's Corners.
 - Munnsville.
 - Stockbridge.
 - Stockbridge Academy.
 - Churches.
 - Prominent citizens.
 - Present home of the Oneidas.
 

 

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