Early Settlers - Pitcher


Early settlers in the Town of Pitcher 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.
PITCHER was formed from German and Lincklaen, Feb. 13, 1827. Town is wholly embraced in the tract of land known as the Gore, which was originally patented to John W. WATKINS, June 14, 1793, and subsequently acquired by the Holland land company, under whose auspices the early settlements were made, not, however, the first.
1791
first settler - Ebenezer FOX, native of Litchfield, Mass
Jacob NOTEMAN. loca
Abram DORN and
John Van Augur, from locality of Schenectady
Silas BURGESS

about 1794
John WILSON, Jerseyman, settled in Pitcher and
James SMITH, Jerseyman, settled in DeRuyter
Mr. FOX, was a cooper

Among early settlers:
Abel FAIRCHILD,
Ebenezer WAKELY, Conn
Jonas HINMAN, Trumbull,Conn,
Silas BEEBE,
George TAYLOR, came from East Hartford, Conn in 1803
Elijah FENTON, from Wilington, Conn in 1798 or '99
Capt. Jonathan CHANDLER, from near Hartford, Conn, soon after 1801
Abijah RHINES,
Gideon PEET,
M. MILLARD,
Philo BLACKMAN and
Richard WARNER, 1801 from Waterbury, Conn to Taylor, then Solon, 1810 to Pitcher

1795
Benjamin FAIRCHILD, Trumbull, Conn
Job CROCKER, from Cape Cod

about 1800
Abijah VINING, Conn

1800
Curtis BEACH, Trumbull, Conn
Charles & Walter Hyde, Conn

1802
Deacon Lewis BLACKMAN, native of Huntington, Conn; came from Roxbury, Conn

1803 or '04
Daniel SHIPMAN, Conn and
Deacon Edward SOUTHWORTH

about 1804
Tlruman and Abraham FAIRCHILD & father, Dutchess co.
William SMITH, b Huntington, Conn, from Litchfield, 1820 went west

1806
Jonathan KENYON, Richmond, R.I.

1807
Joseph SMITH, brother of William, born Huntington, Conn, from Litchfield, Conn

Other early settlers:
Solomon and Perez HAKES, Stonington, Conn,
Simeon FINCH and
Solomon ENSIGN.

about 1812
Lorrin COOK & father Solomon, Marlborough, Mass


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

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