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.
first settler - Sylvanus MOORE, Simbury, Conn,
Captain Joshua A. BURKE
Loring and Emory WILLARD, brothers; moved about 1801 to Cayuga, NY
Henry W. LUDLOW.
Benjamin KETCHUM and
Benjamin KENYON, brother-in-law to Benjamin Ketchum
Willliam MEAD; Simsbury, Conn; soon left and
Joseph and Ransom COOK, brothrs, Simsbury, Conn
Other settlers of about this period:
Daniel WAINWRIGHT, left after short time.
about 1798 or '99
Jonah MOORE, brother of Sylvanus
Ephraim FISH, father of Reuben and Benjamin
1803 or '04
First settler on McDonough village - Mr. DIBBLE
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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