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on the Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson History Pages

Last modified March 1, 2005

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The last several years have been pretty interesting for me.  I've gotten hitched, we bought a house, now I'm the Acting Director of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia!  I'm also busy rebuilding various aspects of our house, and I may not get a chance to work on the pages very often, but I'll do what I can, when I can.

I'll keep plugging away at the Census and Cemetery records I have started to post, and I have several other History Texts that I have been working on, and I have more Vital Stats, Biographies and Veterans Records that will be ready soon.

(Maybe I should just be honest and say that I hope to someday get them posted!)


Wish me luck in getting more wondrous things posted here in the near future!


December 22, 2004
       Update of the very large Erieville Cemetery in Nelson, based on Mike Marris' work in 2001

August 19, 2004
       Updates on the Roll of Presidents and Mayors of the Village of Cazenovia, 1810-2004

August 17, 2004
       Additions to the Notes on the Railroads of Cazenovia, NY

March 13, 2004
       Transcript and History of the Palmer Cemetery (Lincoln, Madison Co.)

February 7, 2004
A start at my massive collection of Cazenovia Newspaper Notes, Histories and an Inventory
Research Notes from Cazenovia Newspapers: news, advertisers, obituaries, photographs.
THE PILOT, 1808, 1809 and 1810 (very detailed records)
THE PILOT, 1811 to 1823 (these are very rough notes!)
The Cazenovia Republican, 1854-1855 (very detailed records)
Madison County Eagle and Whig, 1843, 1845, 1853, 1854, 1855 (very detailed records)
Histories of Cazenovia Newspapers
Inventories of Cazenovia Newspapers: existing issues, repositories, microfilms.


January 21, 2004
          On my Military and Veterans Pages:
                Madison County Pensioners of 1840 (Rev. War)
                Chenango County Pensioners of 1840 (Rev. War)

January 14, 2004
          Biography of Charles Munger (1841-____): Native of Fenner, Physician in Oneida County.
          Biography of Willam M. Gibson (1856-____): Physician in Oneida County, married daughter of William M. Burr.
          Biography of Robert Newton Eddy (1840-1881), soldier in the 114th NYSV, Book Keeper for Crawford Reaper, Cazenovia Assistant Post Master.
          Biography of Edwin S. Hamlin (1836-1911): born at Chittenango Falls, miller and lumber man.

January 2, 2004
          Notes on 19th Century Photographers of Cazenovia

December 14, 2003
           1904-1905 Central New York Business Directory (Town and Village of Cazenovia only)

November 18, 2003
       Somehow I forgot to provide a link to the incredible "Our Olde Towne" web pages!
       Also, don't forget these other great local web pages:


November 8, 2003
       Biography of Norman L. Webber (1818-1896): Prominent farmer and civic leader of New Woodstock.
       Biography of Wilson L. Perkins (1816-1896).

September 7, 2003
        Social Security Death Index List of Cazenovia and Vicinity

June 2, 2003
        update of History and 1885 Map of the Public Square in the Village of Cazenovia

May 25, 2003
        The "Great Cazenovia Fugitive Slave Convention" August 21, 22, 1850 and its famed daguerreotype!
        Biography of Dr. Fordyce Rice (1806-____): early Cazenovia Physician, abolitionist.
        The start of Ellsworth & Richmond's 1901 New Woodstock & Vicinity, Past & Present with hundreds of photos not availible in the reprints!

May 21, 2003
        Biography of Luther Severance, newspaper printer, politician, Commissioner to Hawaii

November 16, 2002
        I've added a few new links on my page of links to Family Web Pages

November 2, 2002
        Notes on Clock Makers of Cazenovia

August 19, 2002
        Recording of Dr. Alvia Royce Morrow of Cazenovia, in the 52nd General Hospital, Eurpopean Theatre, on WSYR, August 8, 1943 (he's my grandad!)

August 10, 2002
        The Pollard Family of New Woodstock (including Calvin Pollard, reknown architect of NY City.)
        Advertising Cards of Cazenovia Merchants, c. 1880 (list only, no images)
        Notes on Railroads in Cazenovia
        Notes on Street Names in the Village of Cazenovia
        Notes on Finding Store Locations in the Village of Cazenovia

August 8, 2002
        Take a look at what I've been doing in the garden,

July 14, 2002
        I have made some wonderful improvements to the page for Bartlett French Coverlet Weaver!

June 23, 2002
        I have a new job!!!!  I am now the Assistant Director of the Chesterfield Historical Society (Virginia)!!!!!!

June 12, 2002
        I've updated my KUDOS page!  Yes, I am way behind, but I have the latest batch of everyone's great accolades of my site and work!

May 30, 2002
        I'ts taken me many months, but I have finally posted the massive New Woodstock Cemetery list, with 1,642 names!

April 15, 2002
        I have added a portrait of Justin Dwinelle to his biography page and to his grandaughter's 1908 reminiscence of Cazenovia.

April 15, 2002
        I am adding Maps of the Chenango County Towns of Lincklaen, Pitcher and German (originally part of Cazenovia) to my map pages:
                So far I have the 1875 maps of the Towns of Lincklaen, Pitcher and German, with a full name and business indexes!
                I have also hope to soon get those maps of 1855 and 1863 up and running (yeah, right!)

January 27, 2002
        I have added a few more important historic maps to the collection:
           Town of Nelson map of 1859, from Gillette's Wall Map, with a full Name Index ... OVER 350 NAMES!
                Hamlets of Nelson Flats and Erieville, in the Town of Nelson, from Gillette's 1859 Wall Map

December 31, 2001
        Notes on Carvers with stones in the Old North Burying Ground of Providence, RI.

December 17, 2001
        Notes on African American Families in Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson has been greatly added to and reformatted.

November 24, 2001
        Agricultural Statistics of Madison County, Compiled by Cornell University, Dept. of Ag Economics, 1947 (Images Only)

November 17, 2001
        I've been plugging away at things still, and hope to soon have some time to post lots of new things, but for the mean time ...
           New Woodstock Cemetery (DRAFT of 1959 sexton's records - will be updated with new info that needs to be added)
 

8/15/2001
I'm starting a new job as Environmental Specialist at the Children's Museum of Richmond - hopefully the long days of laboring are over and I can get some things done here and around home!

6/2/2001
I'm adding little things here and there, polishing up some existing pages, but nothing major.  I've been busy working on projects that will be posted here soon and will let everyone know when I get them up and running.  I will have less and less time though as I am now working on a highway construction crew doing 12 hour days, 6 days a week - should be fun when the weather heats up!!!!!

2/17/2001
I've been busy with other things (inculding a nice trip to Disney World!) so please forgive me for slacking off on not posting new pages!!!
 

February 17, 2001
        A new link has been added on the Family Links Page for the Allen & Roberts families which can be found on The Debra Bailey Trail Family Tree Page

February 2, 2001
        DeRuyter 1800 Census, in original order, alphabetical, plus analysis of the route taken by the census enumerator!  With nice maps!

December 20, 2000
        On my existing page of favorite words and quotes on my personal web pages, I have added my "scariest picture from childhood"

December 19, 2000
        The beginnings of a page for Images of Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson
           1893 Cazenovia Centennial Medallion
           1860 Poster of the Cazenovia, Manlius, and Syracuse Stage Route

December 13, 2000
        I have added records of two more families to the Notes on African American Families of the 19th Century ...

November 30, 2000
        Biography of William Avery (1793-1840): Cazenovia inventor, built the first steamboat on Cazenovia Lake in 1822.

November 18, 2000
        I've added a link to "Our Olde Town" which is a nifty web page for local history in Madison County.
                I'm not sure who runs it, so if you find out let me know!  They don't have a search engine but surf around and see what they have!

November 13, 2000
        Former Businesses of the Village of Cazenovia, c. 1920 to 1990, an extensive list compiled by some of the older folks.

November 11, 2000
        A Lecture Before the Madison County Medical Society, By Dr. Alvin Foord, Cazenovia, NY, July 1867
        Transcripts of the Road District Descriptions, 1804 to 1832 with an index of over 1,000 Names!

October 29, 2000
        ROLL of HONOR of Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson Men and Women who served in World War II. 628 names!
        Link to Korean War Casualties from New York State (one Cazenovian and several Madison County men are listed)

October 28, 2000
        I fixed a number of screwed up links that were found by Darci of Darci's Place of Origins Genealogy Site - thanks Darci!

October 24, 2000
        I have updated the links to Mike Hollingsworth's Madison County web pages.

October 13, 2000
        Residents of Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson, abstracted from the 1917 Rural Index - over 1,800 names!

October 12, 2000
        World War I Soldiers from Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson - over 230 names with 19 photographs!

October 4, 2000
        Transcripts of Tombstones in Cazenovia's Catholic Cemetery - OVER 1,800 NAMES!

September 13, 2000
        Town of Cazenovia Map of 1875 in North and South halves, from Beers' Atlas, with a full Name Index ... NEARLY 500 NAMES!
        Town of Fenner Map of 1875 from Beers' Atlas, with a full Name Index ... NEARLY 300 NAMES!
        Town of Nelson Map of 1875 from Beers' Atlas, with a full Name Index ... OVER 300 NAMES!
        Name Index for the 1853 Cazenovia Village map ... OVER 200 NAMES!
        I have also split the 1853 Map of Village of Cazenovia in NW, NE, SW, and SE quadrants for more efficient viewing.
        Name Index for the 1875 Cazenovia Village map ... NEARLY 450 NAMES!
        I have also posted the wonderful 1875 Map of Village of Cazenovia in NW, NE, SW, and SE quadrants for efficient viewing.

September 10, 2000
        Name Index for the 1859 Town of Cazenovia and 1859 Cazenovia Village maps ... OVER 900 NAMES!

September 9, 2000
        I have split the large file of the 1859 Town of Cazenovia Map into two sections, North and South, for more efficient viewing.
        Also I have the 1859 Map of Village of Cazenovia in NW, NE, SW, and SE quadrants, and a detail of the Central Business District!
        And, I have added an Image of the 1859 Cazenovia Village Business Directory to the Directory Listings.

September 8, 2000
        Some really great additions to my biography of Dr. Alvin Foord and the history of his patent medicine business!

September 5, 2000
        I have rearranged my Tombstone Research Pages to make the huge amounts of information more readily usable.

September 4, 2000
        I have found Asa Joiner!  Cortland County Tombstone Carver!!!!!

September 2, 2000
        Biography of William A. Dryer, survivor of the Dryer Family Deaths
        Nothing else in particular new, but lots of corrections and minor additions and updates to many pages!

August 17, 2000
        More information added to
           Geographical Index of Upstate New York Tombstone Carvers and
           Cortland County, NY, Carvers

July 30, 2000
        Description of Madison County from Sullivan's 1927 History of New York State

July 25, 2000
        Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson Business Directory entries from the 1917 Rural Directory of Madison County.
        History of Cazenovia's 19th Century Book Publishers has been updated
        Kudos I've received for my web pages and research assistance

July 24, 2000
        Historical Resources Survey of the Cazenovia Fire Department Property, 119-125 Albany Street
                (an archaeology paper with good history of the village Brick Yard Lot, blacksmiths, mills, houses, people, etc.)

July 11, 2000
            Nelson Cemeteries that have been added:
           Tog Hill Cemetery
           Weaver Cemetery
           Welsh Church Cemetery
                    history of the church and cemetery by Owen Evans

July 10, 2000
           Historical Papers by Jabez W. Abell Jr., 1925-1942
           Bibliography of Historical Papers Arranged by Date
           Bibliography of Historical Papers Arranged by Title
                    "Cherry Valley Turnpike Built Before Syracuse was even a Village" 9/30/1926
                    "Early Local History, Roads" 6/4/1925
                    "History of South Cemetery" 1/14/1926
                    "Some Thought Turnpikes Would Ruin Country" 9/30/1926
                    "Those Historic Old Taverns Along the Route of the Cherry Valley Turnpike" 6/1/1939

July 9, 2000
           A Short Account of the New Woodstock Fire Department, 1913-1992 by Walter F. Mann.
            Directory of Town of Cazenovia Individuals, 1868-1869
            Directory of Town of Cazenovia Businesses, 1868-1869
            Corrections to the Perryville Cemetery List
           South Cemetery List in Cazenovia (nearly 700 burials!)

July 6, 2000
           A Brief History of the Erieville Fire Department by Reginald Card (c.1996)
             Biographies of
           Robert Green Ingersoll (with links to other pages)
           William Esselstyne Lansing,
           Justin Dwinell (Dwinelle), and
           Elisha Litchfield.

July 4, 2000
            A link to Sue Greenhagen's local history web pages.
           Family Links and Genealogical Queries (now a selection of links to local family web pages)
            Biographies of
           Augustus Ledyard Smith,
           Sidney Edgerton,
           Caleb Sweetland,
           James M. Turner,
           William P. Bennett,
           Wellington Persons, and
           J.M. Borden.

June 20, 2000
           Taynter Cemetery, Town of Eaton, old list.  This cemetery lies within about one mile of the border of the Town of Nelson.

June 3, 2000
            added to the Town of Nelson Cemeteries
            (no map is included and the history is not complete, but I wanted to present the name list for researchers)
           Payne Cemetery
           Reservoir Cemetery
           Westcott Cemetery

May 29, 2000
           Biography of William Clarke Larrabee (1802-1859), Principal of the Oneida Conference Seminary, 1831-1835
            The Introductry Page for the Holland Land Company Land Records has been updated
           Lot Index of Village of Cazenovia from Holland Land Company Record Books, 1793-1816
           Plat and History of the Village Lots and Ten Acre Out Lots has been updated
           Lot Index of DeRuyter Township from Holland Land Company Record Books, 1793-1816

April 8, 2000
           Jennifer Page Ley and Daniel H. Weiskotten were wed on this day

April 1, 2000
           Bartlett French, Coverlet Weaver of Cazenovia has been updated

March 28, 2000
           History of the Norton Cemetery in the Town of Nelson
           Added The Village of Cazenovia Village to the Business Directories for 1859
           Advertisers and Businesses Mentioned in Cazenovia Invites You (about 1933)

March 24, 2000
           1872 Boyd's New York State Directory
                        (mostly Village of Cazenovia, but a few entries for Fenner, Chittenango Falls, Perryville, Nelson, and Nelson Flats)

March 23, 2000
           Names in the Ledger of the Store of P.H. Donnelly & Son, 1913-1920
           Presidents and Mayors of the Village of Cazenovia, 1810-2000
            The Cazenovia Artillery Roll has been moved over to the Military Page
            Additions to the Directory Listings: 1875 Business Notices for the Town and Village of Cazenovia

March 22, 2000
           Local Veterans Buried in National Cemeteries (so far Andersonville Prison)

March 21, 2000
            Town of Nelson Cemeteries
            (no maps are included and the histories are not complete, but I wanted to present the name lists for researchers)
           Bliss Cemetery
           Corkinsville Cemetery
           Humphrey Cemetery
           Lyon Cemetery
           Nelson Rural Cemetery

March 12, 2000
           Memberships to the Cazenovia Presbyterian Church, 1799 to c.1900 (complete text) (compiled from Atwell's lists)
            Updates to the Genealogical Queries page - please send me some more!!!!
           Military History and Veterans Page with Civil War and Vietnam Veterans links
           165 DAR Applications
           War of 1812 Muster lists
                2nd Regiment (aka Samuel Duttons Regiment) of the New York State Militia
                129th Regiment (aka Elisha Farnham's Regiment) of the New York State Militia
                    Civil War Links for the 114th NYSV, Census lists of Deaths of Officers and Enlisted Men

March 5, 2000
           A History of Willow Bank Yacht Club, by Donald B. Sanford
           Notes on Candle Makers of Cazenovia has been moved to the Miscellaneous Lists page

February 29, 2000
           Lot Index of Tromp Township from Holland Land Company Record Books, 1793-1816
           Plat of Tromp Township based on USGS Topographic Maps

February 22, 2000
           Church Records and Histories for Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson
            a link to WE METHODISTS: A HISTORY OF CAZENOVIA METHODIST CHURCH, 1830 - 1966 (by Roberta Hendrix)

February 20, 2000
           "Cazenovia" Chapter II from Paul D. Evans, The Holland Land Company, 1924

February 19, 2000
           Lot Index of New Petersburg (four Allotments) from Holland Land Company Record Books, 1793-1816
           Plat of New Petersburg Fourth Allotment based on USGS Topographic Maps

February 18, 2000
           Lot Index of Road Township from Holland Land Company Record Books, 1793-1816
           Plat of Road Township based on USGS Topographic Maps

February 13, 2000
           Notes on African American Families in Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson

February 9, 2000
           Lot Index of Road Township Reservation from Holland Land Company Record Books, 1793-1816
           Plat of Road Township Reservation based on USGS Topographic Maps

February 6, 2000
           Lot Index of No. One Township (Nelson) from Holland Land Company Record Books, 1793-1816
           Plat of No. One Township (Nelson) based on USGS Topographic Maps
           Lot Index of Brakel Township from Holland Land Company Record Books, 1793-1816
           Lot Index of Ten Acre Out Lots from Holland Land Company Record Books, 1793-1816

February 2, 2000
           Name Index of Holland Land Company Record Books, 1793-1816
           Plat and History of the Village Lots and Ten Acre Out Lots
           Description of the pre-1793 Cazenovia Tracts purchased by the Holland Land Company

February 1, 2000 = From the State Surveyor General's Collection:
            List of ONEIDA RESERVATION Maps, Surveys, and Field Books
            List of CAZENOVIA TRACT Maps, Surveys, and Field Books (Lincklaen Purchase, Twenty Towns, New Petersburg)

January 19, 2000
           Birth Records for the Town of Cazenovia, 1847-1848
           Marriage Records for the Town of Cazenovia, 1847-1848
           Death Records for the Town of Cazenovia, 1847-1848