Early Settlers - Pharsalia


Early settlers in the Town of Pharsalia (#12) 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.
Pharsalia was formed from Norwich as Stonington, April 7, 1806, deriving its original name from Stonington,Conn, from whence the first settlers came.
1797
first settlers Col. John RANDALL; 1800 moved to Norwich,
Daniel and Joseph DENISON, brothers
Joseph and Caleb BREED,
Nehemiah BROWN,

1798
John, Lodowick, Joahua and Jonathan WEAVER, brothers & Betsey WEAVER, sister
Sanford MORGAN and
David DAVIS, ALL from Stonington, Conn

about 1800
Joseph LORD,

soon after 1800
Major Jabish and Benjamin BROWN, not related, natives of Stonington, Conn
Lewis BROWN,
Asa WEAVER, believed to be brother to Weavers above,
John COATES,
Winlock ECCLESTON,
Jeffrey LAMPHERE,
Luke BABCOCK, Westerly, R.I.
Prentice FRINK,
Stephen FRISBEE,
Phhiloman FRISBEE,
Nathaniel PRICE,
Vine STAR, the pioneer blacksmith,
Gurdon WILLIAMS,

1802
Noah GRANT, Stonington, Conn,
Jarius FRINK,
Augustus and Edwin WHITING, brothers, Stonington, Conn,
Daniel KINNEY,
Russel STEWART,

about 1802
Abel NEWTON,
William LEWIS,

1804
Major Timothy BOSWORTH, Bristol, R.I.
Joshua FARGO,
Ephraim MINER,
Elijah POWELL, Dutchess Co.; settled in Sherburne about 1802 ; moved to Pharsalia

about 1805 or '6
Nathaniel WALDRON, Newport, R.I. with
Thomas Butler, Stonington,Conn

1806
Joel CRANE,, Wetherfield, Vt

1808
Capt Nathan BROWN, native of Stonington, Conn; from Belchertown, Mass

1809
Benjamin & John HAMMOND, brothers, Newport, R.I.

about 1810
Ezra BURDICK, Stonington, Conn; 1808 settled in Brookfield; moved to Pharsalia
Eliljah BURDICK, father of Ezra

few years later
Avery BROWN, brother to Nathan & Russell, Stonington, Conn
Russell BROWN, brother to Nathan & Avery, Stonington,Conn


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

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