Early Settlers - Norwich


Early settlers in the Town of Norwich (#15) 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.
Norwich was formed from Jericho (Bainbridge), and Union (Broome County), both then in Tioga county, Jan. 19, 1793, and then embraced the towns of Pharsalia, Plymouth, Preston (then embraced McDonough) which were taken off April 2, 1806, New Berlin and a part of Columbus, which were taken off April 3, 1807, and North Norwich, which was taken off April 7, 1849. A part of Preston was annexed in 1808, and a part of the same town taken off in 1820.
1788
Indian title to this section was extinguished by Avery POWER, who came before the title was extinguished and squatted on lands for which he afterwards paid.
David FAIRCHILD, next settler
Silas COLE, third settler, from Conn.

1789
Capt. John HARRIS, born Nantaucket Island, Mass; 1776 Voluntown (now Sterling), Conn, &
William SMILEY, Voluntown, Conn

1790
Jacob and Joseph SKINNER, brothers,Hebron,Conn

1790 - 91
Nicholas PICKETT and
Major thomas BROOKS

about 1791 or '2
Matthew GRAVES, Hatfield Mass,
Martin TAYLOR, Mass,
Colonel William MONROE, Windsor, Conn
Leonard M CUTTING of New York bought the township when it was up for sale. He tried to lease the lands and opposition so violent and great he finally sold township to Dr. John STITES of Elizabeth, N.J., and Anthony LAMB, of New York who finally sold to settlers.

1792 or 1793
John WAIT

about 1793 or 1794
Josiah BROWN, Mass,
Manasseh (Baptist minister) and James FRENCH, brothers,
James GILMORE and
John McNITT., Irish descent,

1794
Hezekiah PELLET, native of Canterbury, Conn. and
Deacon Elisha SMITH, Hatfield, Mass; another source says Conn

1794 or 1795
Josiah BROWN, different man from Josiah who settled in 1793 or '94

about 1796
Alexander McCULLOUGH, New England states,
Capt. Edward GREEN, R.I. and
Jedediah SPRAGUE, R.I.

1796
Joshua Burlingame

1796 - 8
Stephen COLLINS, Conn

1797
John and Daniel SHATTUCK, Farmingdale, Mass.
Judge Stephen STEERE, Chepachet, R.I.
Thomas WOOD, native of Sapataic, R.I.;moved to Thompson, Conn; then Norwich
Amos BOWEN, Gloucester, R.I.; to Conn; then Norwich

1798
Uriah AVERY, from New York,
the ALDRICHes
Stephen HENRY and
the PHILLIPSes.
Gilbert SALISBURY, father-in-law of Amos Bowen, Killingly,Conn
Rhode Island Settlement settled by ALDRICH, HENRY and PHILLIPS families from R.I.
There were five families of Aldriches, one of Henrys, and three of Phillipses.
Benjamin ALDRICH
Nathan ALDRICH
Garnder and Noah ALDRICH, brothers, and cousins of Benjamin
Stephen HENRY
Rufus, Nathan and Owen PHILLIPS, brothers

1799
Jacob REYNOLDS, brother to Sullivan Reynolds

about 1800
Nathan PENDLETON, native of Stonington, Conn.,
Chauncey GIBSON, orignally from conn; came from Duanesburgh with father John GIBSON
William GIBSON, brother to Chauncey, came from Ballston, Saratoga Co
Casper M. ROUSE, New England states,
Thomas SHIPPEY, R. I,
Wilmarth PETERS, R.I.,
David MONROE, R.I.,
Sylvanus BALLOU, R.I.,
Gideon & Elijah COOK, brothers, R.I., and
David, Philip, Thomas and Samuel PHETTEPLACE, brothers, R.I.

1800
John RANDALL, born Stonington, Conn. and
Hezekiah BROWN, native of R.I.; came from Sterling, Conn.

after 1800
Peter B GARNSEY (now GUERNSEY)

Other early settlers
Samuel HAMMOND,
Rev. Jedediah RANDALL, bron Stonington, Conn, 1st Baptist minister,
John WELCH, moved west,
Lemuel SOUTHWICK,; moved away,
Lobden JAYNES,
Jonathan COLEGROVE, moved to PA,
Jonathan THORNTON,
Capt. James THOMPSON,
Capt. Anan WINSOR, distanately related to Colonel Stephen WINSOR,
Benjamin SHELDON,
Maj. Samuel MAY and
Gideon MANN.

1804
George KNAPP, R.I.

1805
Asa PELLET, Canterbury,Conn,
Lemuel WELLS, Mass

1805 or '6
Palmer EDMONDS, R.I.

1806
Truman ENOS
James PACKER, native of Groton, Conn

Families from Rhode Island: COOKs, WINSORs, THOMPSONs, AINSWORTH and JENNISONs, who came about 1816 or '18 except Cooks about 1799 and Winsors, about 1800. Cook's Settlement. John, Richard, Daniel and Laban COOK, brothers, R.I.

Olney, Joshua, Ziba and Washington WINSOR, R.I.

about 1810
Elias BREED, Stonington, Conn
Hascall and William RANSFORD, brothers, natives of Voluntown, Conn
William RANSFORD

1816
Colonel Stephen L and Roswell Avery,brothers, Stonington, Conn


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

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