The Schuyler County town of Reading is formed from Frederickstown (later
Wayne, Steuben County).
The Oswego County town of Hannnibal is taken off the Onondaga County town
The Onondaga County town of Otisco is formed from Marcellus, Pompey and
Broome County is formed from Tioga County.
New York passes legislation for forming County Medical Societies, to grant
licenses and collect annual fees not exceeding $3. ** Geneva is incorporated as
Allegany County is established out of Genesee County.
William Kirkpatrick is appointed Superintendent of Onondaga Salt Springs.
Businessman William Kempshall settles ten miles east of Rochester. ** Samuel
Church builds a sawmill beside Black Creek, west of Rochester. The settlement
growing up here will be named Churchville. ** Lake Ontario shipments from
the Genesee River total $30,000. ** John A. Stevens begins publishing the
Ontario Messenger. James Bogart begins the Geneva Gazette. ** A flour mill
(the future Phoenix Mill) is built at the High Falls of the Genesee River. **
Pennsylvania-born pioneer Nicholas Hetchler builds a log cabin near Scottsville.
** The Onondaga Salt Springs produces 154,760 bushels of salt. ** Future
governor Myron Clark is born to Major Joseph and Mary Sutton Clark in Naples,
New York. ** James Wadsworth opens an inn in Hartford (Avon) at the
intersection of present-day West Main and Genesee streets. He also settles the
Genesee County town of Alabama. A harsh winter leaves the brother broke and
unable to make payment on their debts. ** Philip Church's parents travel by
wagon to Angelica for the summer to see their new granddaughter, bringing
maids, a formal dinner service and a French chef. They start construction of a
summer home in Angelica. ** The Onondaga County courthouse is
completed. ** Part of the mortgage taken out with U. S. Indian agent Israel
Chapin by land speculator Oliver Phelps in 1796, as security for the regular
payment of the land rentals due the Seneca Indians, is released in return for
$1000 paid to Chapin's successor. ** Robert Miles builds a large log canoe on
Chautauqua Lake, starts a freighting business. ** The Skaneateles First
Presbyterian Church congregation hires a Utica architect to draw up plans for a
church building. ** Guildford, Connecticut, resident Deacon Horace Fowler
joins the earlier settlers at Cohocton. ** William Bingham land agent Joshua
Whitney builds a $4,000 mansion on the banks of the Brandywine Creek near
Court and Robinson streets in Binghamton. ** Assemblyman Archibald
McIntyre is named state comptroller. ** The approximate date Methodist
circuit preachers begin covering the Lyons area and surrounding Yates County.
** London Associates land agent John Johnstone dies in Geneva, is succeeded
by John Greig. ** Colonel John Trumbull begins the first of three paintings of
Niagara Falls he will complete through 1808. ** Aurelius pioneer John Harris
is appointed as a colonel in the State militia. He will command a regiment in the
War of 1812. ** Penfield miller Josiah Kellogg hires John Strowger to build a
grist mill on Irondequoit Creek and operate it.
Ebenezer Cary is appointed postmaster at Batavia, serves until 1815, when his
brother Trumbull is appointed.
The settlement's log schoolhouse is replaced by a one-room frame building. **
The approximate date Joseph Thomson's barn is built.
© 2011 David Minor / Eagles Byte