Early Settlers - North Norwich


Early settlers in the Town of No. Norwich (#10) 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.
North Norwich was formed from Norwich, April 7, 1849. 1794 first settlements mad by some eight or nine persons from Nine Partners, Dutchess Co., who purchased the 10th township, or large portions of it, and for whom it was surveyed and divided by Captain John HARRIS, a pioneer settler.
Among these were:
Jonathan DAN supposed to be first settler
(French's Gazatteer says Joseph LATHROP and A MEAD made first settlement on lot 1, in 1794)

Jacob GROW, later moved to Polkville, in town of Norwich,
Jonathan MEAD; after 1816 moved to Marcellus,
Jonah POYER,
Abram and Edward PerLEE and
Isaac BOCKEE.

1795
Jeremiah and Abner PURDY; Jeremiah was in Sherburne
Israel FERRIS, brother of Benjamin Ferris in Sherburne
Ebenezer HARTWELL, Dutchess Co. and
Judge Joel THOMPSON, Dutchess Co.; was in Sherburne
Abner PURDY, native of Horse Neck, near Salem, Westchester Co., came from Dutchess Co

1776 - 1796?
John PECK, Dutchess Co.,
Jesse RUNDELL,
Gen. Obadiah GERMAN, Dutchess Co.
Daniel FISHER, son-in-law of John Peck
Peter COLE
Jesse PIKE, Dutchess Co.

Other early settlers:
Thomas BROOKS, settled in Plymouth,
Azel CRANDALL, Conn; after 1865 he went to Ohio
Cogshall WALL,
Stephen PUGSLEY,
William WEST,
Jacob COLE, Dutchess Co.,
Samuel KINNE, Conn. & brothers: Nathaniel, Benjamin and Elias; some
settled Sherburne, New Berlin
Thomas WELLING,
Cyrus CASE,
Samuel HAIGHT,
Samuel TITUS,
James TITUS,
George and John KING, brothers, Dutchess Co.; settled in part of town called King's Settlement
Rev. Mr. FLAGLEY, Universalist minister
William TIFFANY, Dutchess Co.
BUELl families: Elijah, Simon, George and William Riley

Previous to 1805
Thomas NORTH & left 1808; son Henry returned

1807 or '8
Joseph COOK, native of Conn, from Armenia, Dutrchess Co.

came about 1816
Nathan CHURCH and sons, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathan, Benjamin and William, Conn,


Transcribed and contributed by Sandy Goodspeed, 1999.
Last updated: 29 Mar 2000

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