Early Settlers of Broome Co. NY
Source: French, J.H., Gazetteer of the State of New York, Syracuse, N.Y.: R. Pearsall Smith, 1860.

In French's Gazeetter on pages 180-184, there are overviews of each township written during the 1858-60 time frame. These overviews contain the names of several early settlers. I have reproduced those here. To view the full context of the information, see town overviews from French's Gazeetter


BINGHAMTON

  • Rev. Mr. Howe, (Bap.) conducted services in 1788.
  • Hon. Daniel S. Dickinson, a resident of this town.
  • William Bingham, the original purchaser of a large tract of land.
  • Dr. J. Edward Turner, founder of New York State Inebriate Asylum.
  • Miss R.S. Ingalls, established River Side Seminary.
  • Miss Barton, established Miss Barton's Seminary.
  • Misses March, established Harmony Retreat Seminary
  • Lowell & Warner, established Lowell & Warner Commercial College.
  • O.V. Thayer, established Binghamton Water Cure
  • J.U. North, established Mt. Prospect Water Cure.
  • Capt. Joseph Leonard, early settler.
  • Col. Wm Rose, early settler.
  • the two brothers Whitney, early settler.
  • ****** Lyon, early settler.
  • Jesse Thayer, early settler.
  • Peter and Thos. Ingersoll, early settler.
  • Saml. Harding, early settler.
  • Capt. John Sawtell, early settler.
  • ***** Butler, early settler.
  • Solomon Moore, early settler.
  • Amasa Leonard, the first birth - Sept 23 1788.
  • Ezekiel Crocker, the first marraige.
  • Polly Benton, the first marraige.
  • Mrs. Blunt, the first death - in 1787.
  • Lewis Keeler, opened the first inn.
  • Mr. Delano, opened the first store.
  • Mr. Monroe, opened the first store.
  • Ezekiel Crocker, erected the first gristmill in 1794.
  • Col. William Rose, taught the first school - in 1794.

    BARKER

  • John Barker, the first settler.
  • Simeon Rogers, settled in town in 1792.
  • John Allen, settled in town in 1792.
  • Asa Beach, settled in town in 1792.
  • Sol. Rose, settled in town in 1792.
  • Simeon Rogers, first marraige - in 1792.
  • A daughter of John Barker, the first marriage in 1792.
  • Chauncey Rogers, Son of Simeon Rogers was 1st birth - in 1793.
  • Thos. Gallop, the first death in 1793.
  • Simeon Rogers, opened the first inn - in 1795.
  • Simeon Rogers, kept the first store.
  • Simeon Rogers, built the first mill.
  • Thos. Cartwright, taught the first school in 1795.

    CHENANGO

  • Thos. Gallop, made the first settlement - in 1787.
  • Stephen Palmer, an early settler.
  • Jared Page, an early settler.
  • Sally Smith, the first birth - in 1791.

    COLESVILLE

  • Nathaniel Cole, one of the first settlers.
  • Lemuel Badger, settler in town in 1786.
  • Nath'l Badger, settled in the town in 1786.
  • Casper Spring, settled in the town in 1786.
  • Nathaniel Cole, settled in the town in 1795.
  • Vena Cole, settled in the town in 1795.
  • Daniel Picket, settled in the town in 1795.
  • Jed. Merchant, settled in the town in 1795.
  • Bateman S. Dickinson, settled in the town in 1795.
  • **** Wilmot, settled in the town in 1795.
  • Daniel Crofott, settled in the town in 1795.
  • Titus Humiston, settled in the town in 1795.
  • John Ruggles, settled in the town in 1796.
  • Isaac Tyrull, settled in the town in 1796.
  • Eli Osborne, settled in the town in 1800.
  • Peter Warn, settler in 1800.
  • Louisa Badger, the first birth on May 28, 1788.
  • John Lamphere, the first death - 1788.
  • Benj. Bird, the first marraige - 1794.
  • Mrs. John Lamphere, the first marraige in 1794.
  • Benj. Bird, kept the first inn - in 1794.
  • Bateman S. Dickinson, kept the first store - in 1805.
  • Job Bunnel, taught the first school.

    CONKLIN

  • Jonathan Bennett, commenced settlement - in 1788.
  • Ralph Lathrop, commenced settlement - in 1788.
  • Waples Hance, commenced settlement - in 1788.
  • Rev. David Dunham, conducted first religious services.
  • Rev. John Leach, conducted first religious services.
  • Judge John Conklin, one of the early settlers.
  • Gerret Snedaker, one of the early settlers.
  • David Bound, one of the early settlers.
  • Daniel Chapman, one of the early settlers.
  • Peter Wentz, one of the early settlers.
  • Asa Rood, one of the early settlers.
  • Nathaniel Tagot, one of the early settlers.
  • Asa Squires, one of the early settlers.
  • John Bell, one of the early settlers.
  • Silas Bowker, one of the early settlers.
  • Joel Lamoreaux, one of the early settlers.
  • Abraham Sneden, one of the early settlers.
  • David Compton, one of the early settlers.
  • Joseph Compton, one of the early settlers.
  • Abraham Miller, one of the early settlers.
  • Ebenezer Park, one of the early settlers.
  • Noel Carr, one of the early settlers.
  • Thos. Cooper, one of the early settlers.
  • William Wentz, first birth - Feb 18, 1795.
  • Noel Carr, the first marriage - 1803.
  • Noel Carr, the first marriage - 1803.
  • Silas Bowker, the first death.
  • George Lane, taught the first school - in 1801.

    LISLE

  • Josiah Patterson, one of the first settlers.
  • Ebenezer Tracy, one of the first settlers.
  • Edward Edwards, one of the first settlers.
  • David Manning, one of the first settlers.
  • Eliphalet Parsons, one of the first settlers.
  • Whittlesey Gleason, one of the first settlers.
  • Henry Patterson, the first birth - in 1793.
  • Solomon Owen, the first marraige.
  • Sylvia Cook, the first marraige.
  • Wright Dudley, the first death.
  • Jacob Hill, built the first gristmill - in 1800.
  • Moses Adams, kept the first store.
  • O. Wheaton, kept the first tavern - in 1799.

    MAINE

  • Benjamin Norton, settled in the town in 1798.
  • Cynthia Roe, a daughter of Winthrop Roe was the first birth - in 1797.
  • Betsey Ward, taught the first school - in 1802.
  • Daniel Howard, built the first gristmill in 1810.
  • Jared Ketchum, kept the first store - in 1825.
  • Oliver Whitcomb, kept the first tavern - in 1829.

    NANTICOKE

  • Philip Counselman, one of the first settlers.
  • John Beachtle, one of the first settlers.
  • Betsey Stoddard, first child born - in 1794
  • Miss Bird, the first death (sister to Mrs. Stoddard)

    PORT CRANE

  • Jared Page, one of the first settlers.
  • **** Vining, one of the first settlers.
  • Chester Pease, the first birth - in 1793.
  • Gardner Wilson, the first marriage - in 1800.
  • Polly Rugg, the first marriage - in 1800.
  • Mrs. Pease, the first death - in 1789.
  • Elisha Pease, erected the first sawmill - in 1797.
  • Thomas Cooper, kept the first store - in 1813.
  • Ozias Masch, taught the first school - in 1800.

    SANFORD

  • Wm. McClure, one of the first settlers - in 1787.
  • Mr. Whitaker, one of the first settlers - in 1787.
  • Capt. Nathan Dean, one of the first settlers - 1787.
  • Daniel Race, one of the first settlers.
  • Noah Carpenter, one of the first settlers.
  • Nathan Austin, one of the first settlers.
  • Simeon Alexander, one of the first settlers.
  • Russel Farnham, one of the first settlers.
  • S.P. Greene, one of the first settlers.
  • Anthony West, one of the first settlers.
  • Joseph Page, one of the first settlers.
  • John Pinney, one of the first settlers.
  • J.p. Appleton, one of the first settlers.
  • Silas Seward, one of the first settlers.
  • Capt. Parker, one of the first settlers.
  • Isaac Denton, one of the first settlers.
  • Dexter May, one of the first settlers.
  • Conrad Edict,1 the first marraige - in April 1787.
  • Elizabeth Whitaker, the first marraige - in April 1787.
  • Phebe Edict,1 the first birth - in 1788.
  • Stephen Whitaker, the first death - Oct 23, 1793.
  • Capt. Dean, built the first sawmill - in 1791.
  • Capt. Dean, built the first gristmill in 1792.
  • Capt. Dean, built opened the first store in 1794.
  • Capt. Dean, kept the first inn.
  • Hugh Compton, taught the first school - in 1793.

    TRIANGLE

  • Gen. John Patterson, made the first settlement at Whitneys Point - in 1791.
  • Thos. Whitney, namesake of Whitney's Point.
  • David Seymour, settled at Whitneys Point - in 1792.
  • Timothy Shepherd, one of the first settlers at Upper Lisle between 1794 and 1797.
  • Asa Rodgers, one of the first settlers at Upper Lisle between 1794 and 1797.
  • Benj. Smith, one of the first settlers at Upper Lisle between 1794 and 1797.
  • Hendrick J. Smith, one of the first settlers at Upper Lisle between 1794 and 1797.
  • John Landers, settled at Upper Lisle between 1794 and 1797.
  • Mrs. Hannah Lee, the first death in 1791.
  • Martha Seymour, taught the first school in 1793.

    UNION

  • Joseph Draper, one of the first settlers - in 1785.
  • Nehemiah Crawford, one of the first settlers - in 1785.
  • Bryant Stoddard, one of the first settlers - in 1785.
  • Nathan Howard, one of the first settlers - in 1785.
  • Jabesh Winchop, one of the first settlers - in 1785.
  • Caleb Merriman, one of the first settlers - in 1785.
  • Winthrop Roe, one of the first settlers - in 1785.
  • John Mersereau, one of the early settlers.
  • Joshua Mersereau, one of the early settlers.
  • Gen. O. Stoddard, one of the early settlers.
  • Nehemiah Spaulding, one of the early settlers.
  • Walker Sabin, one of the early settlers.
  • Capt. Wm. Brink, one of the early settlers.
  • Moses Chambers, one of the early settlers.
  • Ezekiel Crocker, one of the early settlers.
  • Oliver Crocker, one of the early settlers.
  • Benjamin Brown, one of the early settlers.
  • Jeremiah Brown, one of the early settlers.
  • Amos Patterson, one of the early settlers.
  • Abner Rockwell, one of the early settlers.
  • Medad and Elisha B. Bradley, one of the early settlers.
  • Mary J. Fisk, the first death - June 13, 1789.
  • James Ross and Jabeah Winchop built the first gristmill - in 1791.
  • Jabeah Winchop, opened the first tavern - in 1791.
  • Flavel Sabin, taught the first school in 1787.
  • Joseph Chambers, the first birth July 4, 1790.

    VESTAL

  • Samuel and Daniel Seymour, one of the first settlers.
  • David Barney, one of the first settlers.
  • Daniel Price, one of the first settlers.
  • Wm. Coe, one of the first settlers.
  • Ruggles Winchel, one of the first settlers.
  • Asa Camp, one of the first settlers.
  • Samuel Coe, kept the first inn - in 1791.
  • R. Winchel, built the first grist mill- in 1786.
  • John Routch, taught the first school - in 1793.

    WINDSOR

  • John Doolittle, made the first settlement - in 1786.
  • David Amaphad, settled in town in 1787.
  • Cyrus Hotchkiss, settled in town in 1787.
  • John Gurnsey, settled in town in 1787.
  • ***** Swift, settled in town in 1787.
  • David Doolittle, the first birth - Dec 27, 1786.
  • Capt. Andrew English, the first marraige.
  • Miss Rachel Moore, the first marraige.
  • Mrs. Ashley, the first death - Aug 1787.
  • Mrs. Ashley, interpreter at the Oquaga Mission.
  • Josiah Stow, opened the first inn - in 1788.
  • Josiah Stow, opened the first store - in 1788.
  • Nathan Lane, built the first gristmill, in 1797.
  • Stephen Seymour, taught the first school - in 1789.

    FOOTNOTES
          1. The surname recorded as Edict in French's is probably Edick; at least that is how it is spelled in other records.