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
records I have started to post, and I have several other History
Texts that I have been working on, and I have more Vital
and Veterans Records
that will be ready soon.
Wish me luck in getting more wondrous things posted here in the near future!
January 14, 2004
January 21, 2004
On my Military and Veterans Pages:
Madison County Pensioners of 1840 (Rev. War)
Chenango County Pensioners of 1840 (Rev. War)
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)
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!
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!!!!!
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
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)
Robert Green Ingersoll (with links to other pages)
William Esselstyne Lansing,
Justin Dwinell (Dwinelle), and
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)
Augustus Ledyard Smith,
James M. Turner,
William P. Bennett,
Wellington Persons, and
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)
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)
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