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Delaware County, NY Genealogy and History Site



The History of Delaware County

by W.W. Munsell- 1797-1880

Members of the team who converted this book to electronic format:
Marilyn L. Nichols Trumbull, Sharon Wilson, Linda Ogborn,
Mary Nielsen, Louise Belsby, Bill Justin, Joyce Riedinger, Robert Chagnon,
Susan Detweiler, John Hope, Kim Depew, Shirley Becker, Mike Martyn,
Mary LeBlanc, Alice Geier, Patty Smith, Steve McNeill, Ray LaFever, Richard Nesbitt
Bunny & Bruce Lloyd, Dick Dickman and Carolyn Dellwo, Linda Sager Kazalski

project started September 1, 1998

Table of Contents

GENERAL COUNTY HISTORY.
Chapter I

The Lenapes and Tuscaroras-The First Inhabitants of Delaware County - 43-45

TOWN AND VILLAGE HISTORIES.

THE TOWN OF ANDES
Description - Town Records - Early Settlers and their Experiences - Settlements since 1800 - Mills and Tanneries - Inns, distilleries, etc. - Prominent Localities - The Village of andes - Corporations and Societies - the Hall - The Press - Schools - Professional Men - Early Postal Arrangements - Some Business Enterprises - The Churches of Andes - Biographical - 103-122

THE TOWN OF BOVINA
Organization - Town Records - Years and Years Ago - Characteristics of the Town - Post Stations and Postmasters - The Succession of Physicians - Trade Centers - Schools - Cemeteries - Church Histories - Biographical Sketches - 123-132

THE TOWN OF COLCHESTER
Incidents of the Revolution - Real Estate Divisions - Development after the Revolution - Religious History - Organization and Civil History - Cemeteries - Local Antiquities - Downsville - Biographical - 133-142

THE TOWN OF DAVENPORT
Indian Traditions - Settlers and Pioneer Enterprise - Town Officers and Early Ordinances - The First Tavern and its Patrons - Water Power and Manufactories - the Church and the World - Local Congregational History - societies - Educational - the Charlotte Valley News - Victims of the Civil War - A Storm-Stricken Locality - Fergusonville Academy - Population - Villages - Biographical Notices - 143-148

THE TOWN OF DELHI
Organizations and Names - Glimpses of Early Times - Settlement of the Town - Interesting Reminiscences - Civil List - Schools and Districts - Cemeteries - Industrial and Commercial History - Agricultural and Mechanics' Society - Churches of the Town - Corporate History of Delhi Village - Mails and Stage Lines - Hotels - Cemeteries - Stores - Manufactories and Banks - Physicians - Delhi Journalism - Churches of the Village - Delaware Academy - Fire Department - Water Company - Lodges - Biographies - 149-169

THE TOWN OF FRANKLIN
Description - The Wattles Family - The Edgertons - Daniel Root and his Journal - The Buell, Bowers and Ogden Families - The Case Settlement - Other Pioneers - The First Town Meetings - Supervisors and Town Clerks - Early Taverns - Development of Business and Professions - Turnpike Companies - First institutions and Events - Noteworthy Incidents - The Militia - The Franklin Creamery - Franklin in the War of the Rebellion - Churches of the Town - Incorporation and Early History of Franklin Village - Delaware Literary Institute - Postmasters - Present Business Interests - The Press - Ouleout Valley Cemetery Association - Franklin Telegraph Line - Disastrous Fires - The Fire Department - Lodges and Churches of the Village - Croton - Biographical Notices - 170-193

THE TOWN OF HAMDEN
Civil History - Settlers and Settlement - Incidents Grave and Gay - Burying Grounds - Roads and Bridges - School Districts - Business and Professional History - Hamden Village - DeLancey - North Hamden - Church Histories - Biographical - 194 - 204

THE TOWN OF HANCOCK
The Delaware Branches and their Junction - Settlement by the Whites - The Fate of Canope - Adventures of the Russ and Johnston Families - The Preston Family - Lordville - Long Eddy and the Geer House - Partridge Island and its Pioneers - East Branch - Harvard - The French Settlement - Eminence - Cadocia Valley - Craryville - Political History and Statistics - Hancock Village - Biographical Notices - 205-216

THE TOWN OF HARPERSFIELD
The Harper Family - The Harpersfield Lands - Harpersfield before the Revolution - Events of the Revolution - Scenes of Notable Events - After the Revolution - Political History - History of the Churches - Burial Grounds - Free Masons - Business Institutions - Resources and Present Business Interests - Statistics - Biographies - 217-231

THE TOWN OF KORTRIGHT
Adventures of the Indians - Reminiscences of the Pioneers - Local Officers and Ordinances - The First - Cemeteries - Early Schools - Business Beginnings - Physicians - Noted Preachers of Past Times - Post Offices and Stage Lines - Bloomville - Prominent Citizens - Churches - Societies - Military Heros - Biographical Notes - 232-243

THE TOWN OF MASONVILLE
Formation - Original Titles - Settlement - Noted Characters - Civil History and Statistics - The Village of Masonville - Biographical - 244-248

THE TOWN OF MEREDITH
Early Settlements - Events and Institutions - Pioneer Adventures - Post-offices - Public Men - Militia - Meredith Fire Insurance Company - The Annexation - Meredith Square - Meredith Hollow - Facts from the Census - Brief Biographies - 249-255

THE TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN
Description - Pakatakan - In the Beginning - Original Proprietors of the Soil - After the Revolution - Formation and Records of the Town - Roads and Post-offices - Early Religious Societies - Cemeteries - The Public Schools - Physicians - Middletown in the War of 1812 - Anti-Rent Reminiscences - Clovesville - Griffin's Corners - Lumberville - Clark's Factory - New Kingston - Halcottsville - Kelly's Corners - Early History of Margaretville - Its Incorporation - Societies and Churches - Biographical - 256-273

THE TOWN OF ROXBURY
Pioneers - Early Officers and Official Acts - The Town Civil List - Original School districts - Second Baptist Church - Roxbury Village - Moresville - Batavia Kill - Biographical Notices - 274-281

THE TOWN OF SIDNEY
The Johnston Family - Other Pioneers - Civil History - Cenennial Celebration - Church History - Biographical - 282-289

THE TOWN OF STAMFORD
Matter from the Records - Indian Trails - Militia - U.P. Church - Fire Insurance Company - township - Stamford Village - Its Early Inhabitants and Pioneer institutions - Muncipal History and Present Condition - Fire Department - Stamford Seminary - the Judson Circulating Library - The Press - Churches and Secret Societies - Hobart - Business History - church and Lodge Histories - Biographical Sketches - 290-305

THE TOWN OF TOMPKINS
Organization - First Inhabitants - The Whitaker Family - Other Pioneers - Triumphs of Tomkins Wolk Hunters - Statistics - Minor Villages - The "Cook House" - The Men who built up Deposit - The Deposit Bank, Newspapers and Academy - Churches in Deposit - Biographical Notices - 306-323

THE TOWN OF WALTON
Civil Action - Settlement - Notable Residents - School Districts - Cemeteries - Churches - Business History of Walton Village - Newspapers and Schools - Water Works and Fire Department - Churches and Lodges - Biographical - 324-343

APPENDIX
The Town of Halcott - Midland Sale and Reorganization - New York, Ontario and Western - Soldiers of 1812 - Colchester Supervisors and Downsville M.E. Church - Delhi Masonic Societies - Biographical Sketches - 344-363
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