Early Settlers - McDonough


Early settlers in the Town of McDonough (#13) 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.
McDonough, 13th of the Twenty Townships, was formed from Preston April 17, 1816.
1795
first settler - Sylvanus MOORE, Simbury, Conn,
James TALMADGE,
Nathaniel LOCKE,
Captain Joshua A. BURKE
Loring and Emory WILLARD, brothers; moved about 1801 to Cayuga, NY
Henry W. LUDLOW.

1796
Benjamin KETCHUM and
Benjamin KENYON, brother-in-law to Benjamin Ketchum

1798
Willliam MEAD; Simsbury, Conn; soon left and
Joseph and Ransom COOK, brothrs, Simsbury, Conn

Other settlers of about this period:
Edward COLBURN,
John ANDERSON,
Daniel WAINWRIGHT, left after short time.
M. TURNER.

about 1798 or '99
Jonah MOORE, brother of Sylvanus
Ephraim FISH, father of Reuben and Benjamin
Nehemiah DUNBAR.

1803 or '04
William NORTON

1805
First settler on McDonough village - Mr. DIBBLE

about 1808
Adam OYSHTERBANKS (grandson says name is BANKS), born Fairfield, Conn


Transcribed and contributed by Sandy Goodspeed, 1999.
Last updated: 6 Apr 2000

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