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Much of the information for this page was taken from the HISTORY
OF CATTARAUGUS CO. NEW YORK WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL
SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS, by L. H. Everts, J. B.
and Co, Philadelphia, 1879. This information was provided by Liz
and transcribed by Artie Nichols. We appreciate their contributions to
This is the third from the south of the western tier of towns in the county, and is township 3, in range 9, of the Holland Company survey. It derived ists name form the principal stream, which is said to be an Indian term signifying "walking slowly". As originally erected from Little Valley, Jan 20, 1823, the town embraced the four lower townships in range 9, but was reduced to its present limits--22,846 acres--by the foundation of Randolph on its south, Feb 21, 1826, and Leon on its north, April 24, 1832. It now lies in the form of a square, containing 64 equal lots of land, whose surface is varied from a flat along the Connewango to hilly uplands in the north and the east.
Thanks to Artie Nichols for her
continuing contribution to the Cattaraugus County nygenweb site.
She transcribed much of the information you see here. A big thank you
to Liz Burdick who provided much of
the information for transcription!!
Cemeteriesas of 1978
The Town Cemeteries