Thursday, March 10, 2011



Feb 17

The Schuyler County town of Reading is formed from Frederickstown (later

Wayne, Steuben County).

Feb 28

The Oswego County town of Hannnibal is taken off the Onondaga County town

of Lysander.

Mar 21

The Onondaga County town of Otisco is formed from Marcellus, Pompey and


Mar 28

Broome County is formed from Tioga County.

Apr 4

New York passes legislation for forming County Medical Societies, to grant

licenses and collect annual fees not exceeding $3. ** Geneva is incorporated as

a village.

Apr 7

Allegany County is established out of Genesee County.

Apr 8

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

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