Cazenovia Town Road Book
                 Description of Road Districts
                            1820

                           Transcribed by Daniel H. Weiskotten
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                                At the Annual Town Meeting
                             Held at the House of Lemuel White
                                      March 7, 1820
                                          p. 228

 
District
1      Beginning at the corner near Ephraim Jackson's  Thence north to the
       south line of Hendrick DeClercq's land
          Solomon Bliss, overseer of the highway

2      Beginning at Ephraim Jackson's  Thence south to the Town line
       Also the road running east to the Woodstock Meeting House
          John Handee, overseer of the highway

3      Beginning at the south line of Hendrick DeClercq's land  Thence
       north to Lincklaen's brick office
          Moses Barrett Jr., overseer of the highway

4      Beginning at Samuel Hayward's  Thence west until it intersects the
       road from Deacon Perkins' to the Town line  Also the cross road to
       Anson Dean's south line
          Elijah Smith, overseer of the highway

5      Beginning at the bridge near Morse's mills  Thence south to the
       Town line  Also the road from Isaac Morse's east line west to James
       Moore's
          Martin Stowell, overseer of the highway

6      Beginning near Henry Shapley's  Thence south to the corner near
       Sylvester Hayward's
          Benjamin Gardner, overseer of the highway

7      Beginning at the west line of Samuel Bordwell's land  Thence east to
       Eliphalet S. Jackson's east line  Also the road to Jabez Abell's
          Zephenia Comstock, overseer of the highway

8      Beginning at the east line of Eliphalet S. Jackson's  Thence east to
       the Town line  Also the road from Timothy J. Dawson's to the Town
       line
          Archibald Bates, overseer of the highway

9      Beginning at John Williams' store  Thence south to the corner near
       Henry Crandall's
          Talcot Backus, overseer of the highway

10     Beginning at the corner near Henry Crandall's  Thence east to the
       Town line
          Isaiah Williams, overseer of the highway

11     Beginning at Ephraim Jackson's  Thence west to the Town line
       Also the road from Solomon Merrick's south to the north end of the bridge
          Jacob Post, overseer of the highway

12     Beginning at Jabez Abell's  Thence south to a small brook near
       William Sims' house  Also the road southeast to the Town line
          Stennet Crandall, overseer of the highway

13     Beginning at the corner near William Sims'  Thence west to the
       corner near Sylvester Hayward's  Also the road to Stephen Freeborn's
          Nathaniel Tabor, overseer of the highway

14     Beginning at a small brook south of William Sims' house  Thence
       south to the southeast corner of Lot 62 (Road Township)
          Elijah Bond, overseer of the highway

15     Beginning at the corner of Henry Crandall's and running west to the
       road near Isaac Rice's
          James Benedict, overseer of the highway

16     Beginning at Morse's mills  Thence south by Capt. Abbott's to the
       Town line  Also the road from the northeast up to the bridge on the
       Town line near Allens' mills (southeast) to the DeRuyter Road
          James Moore, overseer of the highway

17     Beginning on the east line of the Public Square  Thence east to the
       east bridge  Also the road north by Zadock Sweetland's intersecting
       the road from Williams Davenport's to Hill's mills  Thence one mile
       north and the road to Roberts' mills and the road from Thomas
       Bishop's to Hills mills
          Elisha Farnham, overseer of the highway

18     Beginning at Elisha Webber's  Thence north to the Turnpike  Also
       the road from John Winchell's to the east line of David Smith's land
          Jeremy Stimson, overseer of the highway

19     Beginning at the corner near Williams Davenport's  Thence south to
       the village including the Public Square
          Williams Davenport, overseer of the highway

20     Beginning at the south line of Waitstill Hotchkiss' land  Thence
       south to the north line of Simeon Marshall's land  Also the road west
       from Esq. Southwell's to the Town line and that part of the road west
       of the center of the long causeway
          Chaney (Chauncey) Parker, overseer of the highway

21     Beginning at Samuel S. Forman's store  Thence west to the lake
       Thence north to the top of the hill south of the school house at the
       head of the lake and that part of the road east of the center of the long
       causeway and the cross road east to the top of the hill
          Don C. Parker, overseer of the highway

22     Beginning at Josiah Peirsons'  Thence northwest to the corner near Isaac
       Rice's land
          David Boiel (Boyle?), overseer of the highway

23     Beginning at the north line of Jehiel Clark's land  Thence south to
       Joseph Atwell's  Thence east to the west line of Jonathan Farnham's
       land
          Lewis Reynor, overseer of the highway

24     Beginning at the north line of Ephraim Tillotson's land  Thence
       south and east to the west bridge in the village and west to the west
       line of Jonathan Farnham's land  Also the road north to the south line
       of Allen Green's land  Also the road south to the south line of Anson
       Dean's land
          Ephraim Tillotson, overseer of the highway

25     Beginning at the corner near George Salisbury's  Thence by Samuel
       Tyler's east to the Town line and north by Levi Burgess' to the
       Turnpike  Also the road south to the Town line
          Levi Burgess, overseer of the highway

26     Beginning at the corner near Doctor Moffitt's  Thence south by
       Nathan Smith's to the Town line  Also the road by Samuel Smith's to
       the Town line
          George Salisbury, overseer of the highway

27     Beginning at the corner south of Justin Chapins'  Thence east to the
       Town line  Also the road north to the southeast corner of Lot 62
       (Road Township)
          John Tucker, overseer of the highway

28     Beginning at the corner near Edward Parker's land  Thence
       southwest by Elizabeth Johnson's to the north line of Jehiel Clark's
       land  Also the road from Zenas Phinney's west line northwest to the
       Town line  Also the road northeast to Phillip Hays' farm
          Amos Hall, overseer of the highway

29     Beginning at Josiah Pierson's  Thence south to the Turnpike and
       west to the (Woodstock) Meeting House  Also the cross road by
       Demus Wasmus'
          Luther Holmes, overseer of the highway

30     Beginning at the corner nearly west of John Brown's  Thence east by
       Theodorus Gilbert's to the Town line
          John Brown, overseer of the highway

31     Beginning at Joel White's  Thence east to the (Forman) Road  Also
       the road south to the State Road
          Daniel Curtis, overseer of the highway

32     Beginning at the corner north of Deacon Perkins'  Thence southwest
       to the Town line
          Daniel Cobb, overseer of the highway

33     Beginning at the corner east of Eliphalet Elmore's  Thence south to
       the Turnpike
          Arcenal Webber, overseer of the highway

34     Beginning at the east line of Isaac Morse's land  Thence east to
       Orson Jackson's and the road (running) south by Oliver Stanton's to
       the Town line
          Wyllis Moffett, overseer of the highway

35     Beginning at the school house at the head of the lake  Thence north
       to the Town line  Also the cross road west to the west line of John
       Schuyler's land
          Isaac Phinney, overseer of the highway

36     Beginning at the top of the hill south of the school house at the head
       of the lake  Thence northwest to the Town line  Also the road
       (running) south to the south line of Waitstill Hotchkiss' land
          John Rickard, overseer of the highway

37     Beginning at the corner east of Hill's mills  Thence north to the
       Town line  Also the road by Calvin Lyman's east to the Town line
          Joseph Mills, overseer of the highway

38     Beginning at the corner near John Holmes'  Thence south by Abner
       Sweetland's to the corner near Merrick's  Also the road southwest
       through Theophilus Tracey's land
          Abner Sweetland, overseer of the highway

39     Beginning on the north line of James Haight's land  Thence south
       and east until it intersects the road from the village to Hill's mills
       Also the cross road west to the top of the hill
          Jonathan Whitney, overseer of the highway

40     Beginning at the north line of James Haight's land  Thence north to
       the Town line  Also the cross road to the west line of John Schuyler's
       land
          Halsey Rice, overseer of the highway

41     Beginning at Sylvester Hayward's  Thence west to the corner near
       Ephraim Jackson's
          George Sherman, overseer of the highway

42     Beginning at the Town line east of Asa Fay's  Thence west to the
       east bridge in the village  Also the road to Roberts' Stone Farm  Also
       the road northwest to Sweetland's saw mill and from said bridge east
       to Samuel Bordwell's west line
          Rufus Allen, overseer of the highway

43     Beginning at the Town line near Thomas Clay's land  Thence west
       by Asaph Hummaston's to the head of the falls  Thence west to the
       road from Hill's mills to Lot 22 (4th Allotment New Petersburg)
       Also the road north by Benjamin Robbins' to the corner near Calvin
       Lyman's
          Joel Nurse (Nourse), overseer of the highway

44     Beginning on the west line of Colonel Reynolds'  Thence east to the
       Chittenango Creek and south from the northeast corner of Lot 22 (4th
       Allotment New Petersburg) 1.5 miles
          Christopher Spencer, overseer of the highway

45     Beginning at the north line of Simeon Marshall's land  Thence south
       to the north line of Ephraim Tillotson's and west to the west line of
       Zenas Phinney's land  Also the road south to the south line of Allen
       Green's land
          Simeon Marshall, overseer of the highway

46     Beginning at the Town line east of Hill's mills  Thence west until it
       intersects the road from the village to said mills  Also the road
       running southeast to Jotham Munger's
          George Daniels, in absence of John Parkin, overseer of the highway

47     Beginning at the school house at the head of the lake  Thence east to
       the west line of Col. Reynolds' land
          Joseph H. Stanley, overseer of the highway

48     Beginning at the north corner of Thomas Clay's land  Thence
       southeast to the road running east from Hills mills to the Town line
          Simeon Marshall, overseer of the highway
 

WHEREAS it is a matter of importance that highways should be laid out
       in the manner prescribed by the law  Also the proper boundaries should
       be kept up, whereby the several inhabitants living upon the several
       roads may know where to lay their fences, and overseers of highways
       may know where to expend their labor assessed upon their district in
       a legal manner, and many other reasons which might be offered, and
       whereas many of the roads in this town were laid out when (this)
       country was almost covered with timber, of which the
       Commissioners of Highways made their boundaries, and which have
       since decayed and totally disappeared so that it has become
       exceedingly difficult and in some cases impossible to ascertain where
       they were situated, whereby contentions have risen among the
       inhabitants whose lands are bounded by the roads running by them,
       and the community have suffered in no inconsiderable extent, and
       whereas prudence dictates, and experience teaches, that a remedy be
       applied before the evil shall have extended further, and to effect
       which the following resolutions is respectfully submitted
 

RESOLVED that the Commissioners of Highways shall traverse such
       highways as may have been laid out more than five years, and place
       new boundaries wherever necessary, and when it shall happen that
       they cannot trace the old survey, the commissioners shall lay out the
       road anew upon the old route, or as may be the best of their
       judgement, and cause the same to be recorded
 

 
       END Cazenovia Town Road Book, District Descriptions for 1820