Early Settlers - Columbus


Early settlers in the Town of Columbus (#17) of Original Twenty Towns taken from "1874 History of Chenango & Madison Counties, NY" by James H Smith; pub. 1880. Tried to use year, where stated, person and where they were from.
Columbus was formed from Brookfield, Madison County, Feb. 11, 1805, and originally embraced the 18th of the Twenty Townships. A part of Norwich was annexed in 1807.
1781
first settler-Col. CONVERSE

1792
Henry, Daniel, James and Benjamin WILLIAMS, Point Julia, R.I.

1794
Thomas HOWARD, Sr., native of R.I.; came from Charlton, Mass
Samuel CAMPBELL, native of Mansfield, Conn

Dec. 1799
John LOTTRIDGE, Albany
William BUTTON; left Columbus
Kimiball WEBBER
Captain BERRY
Joseph TUBBS
GARRETT REED
Stephen HOWARD
Solomon RATHBUN
Dr. Isaac FINCH
Levi HAYWARD, brother-in-law to Dr Finch
Elias UNDERWOOD; left and went west

latter part of 1700s
Eliab UNDERWOOD
Captain Elijah PALMER
Gilbert STRONG
Silas AMES
Samuel WHITMORE

beginning of 1800
Esek OLNEY, R.I.

1800
Nicholas RICHER, Berlin, Rensselaer Co.
Peter GERMAN, brother of Hon. Obadiah German, Nine Partners, Dutchess Co., and
Jonathan BROWNELL, Nine Partners, Dutchess Co.

1802
Abel HYDE, Conn
Edward WILLIAMS, Mass
John NUMAL
Thomas LOW, Dutch descent, Albany
Frank EAGLES, son-in-law to Thomas Low
Jared CLARK

about 1803
Major Walter CLARK, native of Conn, came from Hartwick, NY
Judatus WILLIAMS, Conn
Isaiah LOOMIS
Ezra LOOMIS
Solomon ALDRICH, native of R.I.
Stephen SEARS

1804
Joshua and Alvin LAMB, brothers, Oxford, Mass
George CLARK
Charles H. TOLL, Schenectady
Benjamin STORRS
Dr. Tracy ROBINSON
Elisha MORGAN
Nathaniel CALKIN
Jonathan HUBBY
Isaac GREEN
Gates POPE
Ezra BEEBE
Capt. Joseph PAGE
John H. REYNOLDS
Isaac SHAWLEY
Mr. KENNEY, father-in-law to Isaac Shawley
John DOWNING
Archibald and Daniel PERKINS, brothers

1806
John TRACY, Norwich, Conn
Mr. SALISBURY
Mr. SALISBURY; went west
Elijah FULLER
Price FRENCH
Nicholas PAGE
William GRIFFIN, New England states
Sampson SPAULDING, Mass
Captain David SMITH
Silas AMES


Transcribed and contributed by Sandy Goodspeed, 1999.
Last updated: 10 Apr 2000

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