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Gazetteer and Business Directory

Of Allegany County, N.Y. for 1875

Compiled and published by Hamilton Child

typed by Vivian Karen Bush

(Post Office Addresses in Parentheses.)

Explanations to Directory:

  1. Name of individual or firm.
  2. Post office address in parenthesis.
  3. The road on which the party is located, except residents of villages.
  4. Business or occupation

Explanation -- The letter r following the P.O. address, signifies road, and the figures following it refer to the number of the road as designated on the map, in the fore part of the book. (not included on this website)  Usually where no road number is given, the party resides in the Villages.

Independence


Ainsworth, J. L. & E. C., (Whitesville,) carriage and blacksmith shop.
Ainsworth, L. A., (Whitesville,) farmer 24.

ALLEN, C. C. & SON, (Whitesville,) iron founders and manufs. of plows, road scrapers &c.

AMERICAN HOTEL, (Whitesville,) Judson D. Jacobs, prop.

AUSTIN, WM., (Independence,) r 20, dairy, 14 cows and farmer leases of E. Bennett of Binghamton, 180.

Bailey, M. S., (Whitesville,) manuf. and dealer in American beehives.

Baker, Ellen, Mrs., (Whitesville,) seamstress, Main.

Barker, Jesse, (Whitesville,) r 22, farm laborer and owns 60 acres.

Barney, A., (Independence,) r 6, allo. physician and surgeon and farmer 140.
Barney, Jonathan O., (Independence,) r 14, dairy, 5 cows and farmer 125.

Bartlett, J. C., (Whitesville,) (with L. H.,) r 56, prop. of shingle mill and leases saw mill.
Bartlett, Lena Mrs., (Whitesville,) postmaster and milliner.
Bartlett, L. H., (Whitesville,) (with J. C.,) r 56, prop. of shingle mill and leases saw mill.
BARTLETT, NORMAN S., (Whitesville,) clerk and deputy postmaster.

BASSETT, F. M., (Independence,) r 25, dairy, 10 cows and farmer 90.
Bassett, J. c., (INdependence,) r 22, dairy, 14 cows and farmer 200.

Beagle, Vincencio V., (Spring Mills,) r 60, dairy, 21 cows and farmer works 225 for Morris Chase.

Bean, Luther, (Independence,) r 25, dairy, 9 cows and farmer leases of J. c. Bassett 150.

BENNETT, G. H., (Whitesville,) allo. physician.

Bishop, Wayne A., (Spring MIlls,) resident and owns 180 acres.

Blackman, Lyman, (Whitesville,) retired farmer 23 and in Tioga Co., Pa. 106.

BLEDSOE, Joseph, (Whitesville,) r 41, dairy, 8 cows and farmer 20.

Bloss, Elisha W., (Hallsport,) r 27, farmer 158.
Bloss, Hiram B., (Hallsport,) r 25, dairy, 30 cows and farmer 254.

Boyce, Luther, (Spring Mills,) r 61, farmer 117.

BRIGGS, ABEL, (Hallsport,) stone mason and farmer 100.
BRIGGS, ISAAC H., (Spring Mills,) r 64, dairy, 10 cows and farmer 150.
BRIGGS, JESSE G., (Independence) r 15, dairy, 13 cows and farmer 140.
Briggs, John, (Hallsport,) r 14, dairy, 7 cows and farmer leases of S. H. Briggs.
Briggs, Johnson, (Hallsport,) r 14, farmer 100.
Briggs, Joseph J., (Independence,) r 16, farmer 60.
BRIGGS, R. L., (Spring Mills,) r 16, dairy, 12 cows and farmer 171.

Brown, A. S., (Whitesville,) in charge of Burrows & Young's (of Andover,) branch store,
 general merchandise.
Brown, L. D., (Whitesville,) dairy, 13 cows and farmer 175.

BURR, D., (Whitesville,) owns 25 acres timber land.
BURR, D. & A., (Whitesville,) carriage shop, Main.

Burrows & Young, (of Andover,) general merchants, branch store conducted by A. S. Brown.

Butler, Marcus L., (Whitesville,) attorney and counselor at law and notary public.

Casey, Clarence F., Hallsport,) r 26, cheese maker.
Casey, E. M., (Hallsport,) r 26, farmer 127.

CHAPMAN, STEPHEN, Independence,) r 15, farmer 50.

Chase, A. G.,(Whitesville,) attorney at law, notary public, justice of the peace and prop. of
 grocery and variety store, Maine.

CHASE, JAMES L., (Whitesville,) apiarian and manuf. of American patent beehive.
Chase, John H., (Spring Mills,) postmaster, general merchant and owns 170 acres in Potter Co., Pa.
CHASE, MORRIS S., (postmaster, general merchant and owns 170 acres in Potter Co., Pa.
Chase, Peter, (Whitesville,) apiarian and dealer in the American beehive.

Clark, Asa, (Shongo,) farmer 5.
CLARK, D. M., (Independence,) r 6, prop. of two cheese factories and owns 236 acres.
Clark, H. M., (Independence,) r 17, (with O. G.,) dairy, 25 cows and farmer leases of D. M. Clark 236.
Clark, Milton, (Independence,) r 38, farmer 100 and 27 in Andover.
Clark, O. G., (Independence,) r 17, (with H. M.,) dairy, 25 cows and farmer leases of D. M. Clark 236.
Clark, S. R., (Spring Mills,) r 60, dairy, 9 cows and farmer 121 and leases 280.

COATS, HARMON	, (Whitesville,) r 33, composer of music for violin, dairy, 6 cows and farmer 70.
Coats, Nelson P., (Whitesville,) r 44, retired farmer 150.
COATS, STEPHEN V., (Whitesville,) r 43, farmer 100.

Cobb, Theodore, (Spring Mills,) cattle dealer and farmer 300.
COBB, WM., (Spring Mills,) capitalist, cattle dealer, supervisor and owns 3000 acres.
Cobb, Wm. Jr., (Spring Mills,) dairy, 35 cows and farmer leases 300.

COLLINS, DANIEL O., (Whitesville,) r 37, dairy, 15 cows and farmer leases 200 of Forsyth 
estate and owns 100 acres in Union, Steuben co.
Collins, Nelson, (Hallsport,) r 49, farmer leases 50.

Collver, George, (Whitesville,) r 59, farmer 82 and (with Thomas,) dairy, 20 cows.
Collver, Thomas, (Whitesville,) r 59, farmer 148 and (with George,) dairy, 20 cows.

Cook, Sarah Mrs., (Whitesville,) farmer 6.

COTTRELL, WM. S., (Whitesville,) allo. physician.

COVEL, JAMES T., (Whitesville,) r 59, farmer leases of Clark White 150.

CRANDALL, BERIAH, (Whitesville,) farmer.
CRANDALL, SIDENEY, (Whitesville,) general merchant.
Crandall, Wm., (Whitesville,) retired.
Crandall, Wm. R., (Independence,) r 7, dairy, 9 cows and farmer 100.

Criswell, Joseph Rev. (Whitesville,) pastor of M. E. Church.

CRITTENDEN, JAMES L., (Hallsport,) r 27, assessor and farmer 168.

Deake, Wm. R., (Whitesville,) wool carding, cloth dressing and planing mill.

Dexter, Daniel, (Independence,) r 15, farmer 179.

DEXTER, DAUPHIN, (Whitesville,) prop. of livery stable and stage route between Whitesville 
and Wellsville.
Dexter, Smith, (Hallsport,) r 26, farmer 105.

DISBROW, A., (Spring Mills,) prop. of Spring MIlls Hotel.

DUNBAR, DELOSS H., (Whitesville,) r 57, carpenter and farmer 35.

Evans, Geo. F., Spring MIlls,) r 61, farmer 150.

Fagan, Peter, (Hallsport,) r 51, farmer 50.

Flanigan, Nicholas, (Hallsport,) r 51, farmer 96.

Forsyth, George, (Hallsport,) r 30, dairy, 15 cows and farmer works 200 of Franklin Forsyth
 estate.
FORSYTH, HENRY, (Independence,) r 21 dairy, 18 cows and farmer 200.
FORSYTH, M. F., (Whitesville,) r 59, prop. of Whitesville cheese factory.
Forsyth, Wm. W., (Whitesville,) r 22, dairy, 30 cows and farmer works 400 for estate of Franklin Forsyth.

Fortner, Byron, (Wellsville,) r 44, farmer 50 and works on shares 185.

Fulmer, Elery, (Fulmer Valley,) r 4, blacksmith and farmer 89.
Fulmer, Eva Miss, (Fulmer Valley,) school teacher.
FULMER, KING H., (Fulmer Valley,) r 4, dairy, 10 cows and farmer 50.
Fulmer, L. R., Mrs., (Fulmer Valley,) r 4, deputy postmaster.
Fulmer, Wm., (Fulmer Valley,) r 4, postmaster and retired farmer.
Fulmer, Wm., H., (Fulmer Valley,) r 4, lumberman and farmer 157.

Gardner, Eli, (Independence,) r 12, dairy, 18 cows and farmer 203.
Gardner, S. J. Mrs., (Whitesville,) dressmaker.

George, Wm. F., (Independence,) r 22, dairy, 6 cows and farmer leases.

Gibbs, Charles, (Whitesville,) r 58, farmer leases 30.

Goodenough. -- Mrs., (Whitesville,) r 41, farmer leases 50.

GOODRIDGE, SAMUEL W., (Whitesville,) constable, dairy, 7 cows and farmer 47.
GOODRIDGE, SEWALL, (Whitesville,) r 59, farmer 57.

GRAVES, DELWIN L., (Whitesville,) harness shop, Main.

GREEN, ELISHA B., (Independence), r 6, groceries and provisions, justice of the peace and
 owns 65 acres.
Green, Luther, (Independence,) r 6, retired farmer.
GREEN, WM. B., (Independence,) r 6, carpenter, dairy, 10 cows and farmer 180.
Green, Wm. B. 2d., (Independence,) r 6, dairy, 5 cows and farmer 67.

Griggs, Andrew J., (Hallsport,) r 26, farmer leases of Charles Mingus 96.

Hamilton, Ruel, (Independence,) r 16.

Hann, George M., (Spring MIlls,) r 64, dairy, 17 cows and farmer works 206.

Harigan, Daniel B., (Whitesville,) (with Theodore A.,) general merchant.
Harigan, Theodore A., (Whitesville,) (with Daniel B.,) general merchant.

HARRIS, CYRUS, (Whitesville), r 52, farmer 125.
Harris, Edwin A, (Whitesville,) r 59, farmer, 89.
Harris, Jason H., (Whitesville,) r 49, dairy, 11 cows and farmer 150.

HART, R. C., (Spring Mills,) r 58, dairy, 25 cows and farmer leases 260.

Heseltine, Edwin R., (Whitesville,) r 37, dairy, 18 cows and farmer 250.
HESELTINE, JESSE Mrs., (Whitesville,) r 26, resident.

Helseton, Philip E., (Whitesville,) farmer 28, and (with Talbot Wildman,) works 60.
Heselton, Phineas, (Whitesville,) r 41, farmer 38.
Heselton, Samuel, (Whitesville,) r 40, dairy, 9 cows and farmer 140.

Higgins, Catharine Mrs., (Whitesville,) r 59, farmer 80.
HIGGINS, JOHN, (Whitesville,) r 59, farmer.

HILE, CONSIDER, (Wellsville,) r 45, dairy, 7 cows and farmer leases 215.
Hile, John, (Wellsville,) r 45, retired farmer 400.
Hile, John E., (Wellsville,) r 44, thresher and farmer.

Hill, Isaac, (Whitesville,) shoemaker.
Hill, Mary Mrs., (Independence,) r 6, school teacher.

Holbert, Josephene Miss, (Spring Mills,) r 60 1/2, school teacher.  
HOLBERT, LEWIS, (Spring Mills,) r 60, 25 cows and farmer 240.

HORTON, EBER, (Spring Mills.)
Horton, Jesse D., (Spring Mills,) r 61, farmer leases 120.
HORTON, J. G., (Whitesville,) physician and dealer in drugs, medicines, paints, oils,
 groceries &c.
Horton, Lewis F., (Whitesville,) prop. of saw mill and farmer 146.
HORTON, LUTHER, (Spring Mills,) carriage shop, saw and shingle mill.

Howe, Josiah, (Spring Mills,) farmer leases 190.

HULL, I. E., (Whitesville,) r 53, owner of county right for Blakes patent cream strainer,
 dairy, 13 cows and farmer 114.

INGRAHAM, JAMES, (Independence,) r 21, dairy, 10 cows and farmer leases of E. Bennett of
 Binghamton, 104.

JACKSON, EBER, (Spring Mills,) r 60, dairy, 15 cows and farmer 194.

JACOBS, JUDSON, D., (Whitesville,) prop. of American Hotel.

Jenkins, O. A., (Whitesville,) undertaker.
JENKINS, O. A. Mrs., (Whitesville,) prop. of photograph gallery, and dealer in furniture and
 undertaking goods.

Jones, Adolphus S., Whitesville,) r 59, farmer 70.
JONES, L. V. (Whitesville,) r 59, dairy, 11 cows and farmer 85.
JONES, NOEL, (Whitesville,) r 39, farmer 50.

KENYON, JARED Rev., (Independence,) r 17, pastor of the Seventh Day Baptist Church.

Langdon, Benj. F., (Hallsport,) r 26, (with Silas R. Seeley,) thresher.
Langdon, G. B. & R. S., (Whitesville,) r 55, butchers.
Langdon, R. S., (Whitesville,) (G. B. & R. S. Langdon,) farmer 49.

Lawrence, Willet, (Spring Mills,) retired farmer.

Leonard, Deloss F., (Spring Mills,) carriage shop.
LEONARD, WALTER, (Spring Mills,) general merchant and farmer 85 and owns 140 in Potter Co.,
 Pa.

Lewis, Giles, (Independence,) dairy, 14 cows and farmer 150.
Lewis, Ladurna, (Spring Mills,) r60, dairy, 8 cows and farmer 150.
LEWIS, NORMAN W., (Spring Mills,) r 60, assessor, dairy, 14 cows and farmer 156.

Livermore, B. B., (Independence,) r 11, dairy, 5 cows and farmer 100.  
LIVERMOORE, EDMUND, (Independence,) r 22, dairy, 5 cows and farmer 60.
LIVERMORE, JOHN, (Hallsport,) r 26,) farmer 92.
Livermore, J. P., (Independence,) r 17, farmer 86.
Livermoore, S. A., (Independence,) r 17, farmer 60.
Livermore, Wm. S., (Independence,) r 17, farmer 57.

Lynch, Terry, (Independence,) r 5, dairy, 8 cows and farmer 100.

MATHER, CHAS. J., (Hallsport,) r 30, dairy, 19 cows and farmer works 200 of Franklin Forsyth
 estate.

McBride, James, (Whitesville,) carpenter.

McBride, James, (Whitesville,) carpenter.

Miller, Wm., (Spring Mills,) blacksmith, constable and owns 15 acres of timber.

Minges, Charles, (Fulmer Valley,) r 4, retired farmer.
Minges, Henry, (Fulmer Valley,)r 13, (with Marion,) dairy, 20 cows and farmer leases of Chas.
 Minges 310.
MINGES, MARION, (Fulmer Valley,) r 13, (with Henry,) dairy, 20 cows and farmer leases of 
Chas. Minges 310.
Minges, Melvin (Fulmer Valley,) r 5, farmer 100 and leases 50.
Mingus, George, (Independence,) with Monroe,) dairy, 8 cows and farmer 141.

Moses, Jesse Mrs., (Whitesville,) tailoress, Main.
Moses, John G., (Whitesville,) watchmaker and jeweler.

Murray, S. t., (Whitesville,) r 39, dairy, 11 cows and farmer leases 83.

NEAL, JOHN P., Spring Mills,) r 66, farmer 56 and in Pa. 52.

Newman, George W.,(Whitesville,) school teacher.

O'Connell, James, (Whitesville,) r 52, farmer 48.
O'CONNELL, PATRICK, (Whitesville,) r 44, farmer 96.

OLMSTED, WALTER B., (Spring Mills,) r 62, dairy, 9 cows and farmer 165.

PARKER, ABRAM M., (Shongo,) prop. of Whitesville flouring mill and farmer 97 in Willing, also
 postmaster at Shongo.
PARKER, BENOLIA, (Hallsport.)
Parker, Campbell, (Hallsport,) r 28, farmer 100.
Parker, Charlotte Mrs., (Hallsport,) r 26, farmer 41.
Parker, Hiram, (Hallsport,) r 14, dairy, 20 cows and farmer 250.
Parker, Luther H., (Hallsport,) r 27, farmer 190.

Partello, Dempster, (Whitesville,) farmer 19.

Perry, M. H., (Hallsport,) r 26, farmer leases 50.
Perry, Peter, (Whitesville,) r 52, farmer 160.

PHILLIPS, CHAS. C., (Whitesville,) dairy, 7 cows and farmer 80.

Pierce, Geo., (Independence,) r 22, dairy 15 cows and farmer leases of J. c. Bassett 150.

POTTER, E. D., (Independence,) r 17, blacksmith and carriage shop.
Potter, Theodore, (Spring Mills,) stage driver and owns 160 acres in Potter Co., Pa.

Powers, Albert P., (Whitesville,) r 36, farmer leases of E. Heseltine 116.

Reading, J. K., (Independence,) r 6, dairy, 14 cows and leases of Luther Green, 157.

REED, JAMES M., (Whitesville.)

Reynolds, Emery W., (Spring Mills,) r 60, owns 85.
Reynolds, Mary Mrs., (Spring Mills,) r 60, owns 75.
REYNOLDS, NORRIS M., Spring Mills,) r 60, retired farmer 120.

Rice, Nelson, (Whitesville,) r 58, dairy, 12 cows and farmer 84.

Richardson, C. C., (Wellsville,) r 44, dairy, 9 cows and farmer 100.
Richardson, Philo, (Hallsport,) r 14, dairy, 8 cows and farmer 100.
Richardson, Thompson A., (Whitesville,) r 44, farmer 50 and leases 100.

RICHEY, A. H., (Whitesville,) r 55, blacksmith.

Richmond, E. A., (Whitesville,) farmer leases 19 and owns 78 in Willing.
Richmond, Harvey S., (Whitesville,) r 51, farmer 144 an 52 in Willing.
Richmond, Henry, (Whitesville,) r 59, farmer 141.

Robbins, David C., (Spring Mills,) r 66, farmer 81.
ROBBINS, J. B. & B. H., (Whitesville,)(Spring Mills,) general merchants.

Robertson, E. H., (Whitesville,) prop. of Whitesville Hotel.
Robertson, L. S., (Whitesville,)resident.

ROSA, GILES, (Spiring Mills,) r 64, dairy, 10 cows and farmer leases of Wayne Bishop 184.

ROSE, G. W., (Whitesville,) harness maker.
Rose, J. H., (Whitesville,) carpenter.

RUSHMORE, BENNETT, (Independence,) r 20, farmer 150.

Russell, J. P., (Spring Mills,) r 65, dairy 15 cows and farmer 330.

Seely, J. A., (Whitesville,) r 58, farmer leases 45.
Seely, Mary Mrs., (Whitesville,) r 59, farmer 30.
SEELY, SILAS R., (Hallsport,) r 26, farmer 50 and (with Benjamin F. Langdon,) thresher.

Segar, Orville, (Whitesville,) (with Warren,) r 37, dairy, 17 cows, farmer 150.

Shepard, W. O., (Whitesville,) manuf. of butter firkins, tubs &c., Main.

SKINNER, A., (Wellsville,) r 47, farmer 100.

SMITH, BENJAMIN, (Fulmer Valley,) r 1, farmer 50.
Smith, Stephen, (Whitesville,) eclectic physician.

SNOW, WARREN B., (Whitesville, r 58, farmer 64 1/2.

Spade, Rufus L., (Whitesville,) carpenter.

Spear, H. W., (Spring Mills,) prop. of grist and flouring mill and farmer 40.

Spencer, Emery, (Spring Mills) r 60, farmer 150 and 30 in Pa.

Spicer, Daniel W., (Whitesville,) r 44, farmer 150.
Spicer, J. M., (Whitesville,) r 44, farmer 180.
SPICER, SETH A., (Whitesville,) (with Samuel S. White,) r 43, dairy, 26 cows and farmer
 leases 350.

Stillman, Henry, (Independence,) r 16, farmer 48 1/2.

Stone, Lester, (Spring Mills,) blacksmith.

Stout, Charles, (Fulmer Valley,) r 5, dairy, 5 cows and farmer 77 1/2.
Stout, Charles, (Fulmer Valley,) r 5, dairy 5 cows and farmer 77 1/2.
Stout, Wm., (Fulmer Valley,) r 4, justice of the peace, dairy, 13 cows and farmer 195.

Swift, Wm., (Whitesville,) carpenter.

SWORT, JACOB, (Independence,) r 20, dairy, 25 cows and farmer leases of E. Bennett, of Binghamton, 250.
SWORT, Wm. H., (Independence,) r 10, dairy, 40 cows and farmer leases of E. Brown 450.

Tallman, W. H., (Whitesville,) r 59, dairy, 20 cows and farmer leases of Luther Goodridge
 100.

TEATER, ANDREW, (Whitesville,) r 32 1/2, dairy, 17 cows and farmer 200.
Teater, Minnie E. Miss, (Hallsport,) school teacher.
TEATER, PETER M., (Whitesville,) farmer 68.

Thrasher, Davis, (Spring Mills,) shoemaker.

Trask, B. C., (Fulmer Valley,) (with John H.,) r 1, owns saw mill.
Trask, John, (Fulmer Valley,) r 1, (with B. C.,) owns saw mill.
Trask, John H., (Fulmer Valley, (with B. C.,) r 1, owns saw mill.

WAGER, EDWARD, (Whitesville,) r 20, dairy, 15 cows and farmer 200.

Wagoner, James, (Independence,) r 20, dairy, 5 cows and farmer leases of E. Bennett of
 Binghamton, 150.
WAGONER, WM., (Independence,) r 11, farm laborer.

WELLS, P. G., (Independence,) r 6, blacksmith.

White, Clark, (Whitesville,) justice of the peace and farmer 283.
WHITE, D. C., (Whitesville,) r 59, dairy, 8 cows and farmer 218.
White, Geo. S., (Whitesville,) dairy, 7 cows and farmer 100 and owns 80 acres of timber land in Willing.
WHITE, SAMUEL S., (Whitesville,) (with Seth A. Spicer,) r 43, dairy, 26 cows and farmer 
leases 350.
White, S. E., (Whitesville,) farmer 92.

Whitesville Hotel, (Whitesville,) E. H. Robertson, prop.

Wilcox, James, (Whitesville,) shingle manuf.

Wildman, Charles, (Whitesville,) undertaker and cabinet maker, North.

WILDMAN, ELMORE P., (Whitesville,) r 55, dairy and farmer 125.
Wildman, Horace, (Whitesville,) r 55, dairy, 7 cows and farmer 160.
Wildman, Talbot, (Whitesville,) owns saw, shingle and planing mill and farmer 85 and (with P.
 E. Heselton,) works 60.

Wilson, Lorenzo, (Hallsport,) r 29, farmer 100.
WILSON, WARD, (Whitesville,) r 42, teacher of vocal music, dairy, 17 cows, and farmer 200.
Wilson, Wellman, (Whitesville,) r 43, farmer 158.
Wilson, Wilber, (Whitesville,) r 41, dairy, 18 cows and farmer 111.
Wilson, Willis, (Whitesville,) r 34, farmer 120.

WOOD, ALVAH, (Shongo,) retired farmer.
Wood, B. f., (Whitesville,) dairy, 13 cows and farmer 80, leases 130 and owns 115 in West
 union, Steuben Co.
Wood, M. Mrs., (Independence,) r 16, 1 acre.
Wood, Russell, (Independence,) r 25, farmer 50.


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