Early Settlers - Sherburne
Early settlers in the Town of Sherburne (#9) 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.
Sherburne was formed from Paris, Oneida county, March 5, 1795 & it originally embraced the town of Smyrna, (Stafford,) which was taken off March 25, 1808. It was enlarged by annexation of a small part of New Berlin in 1852. Settlement was mainly begun by a company of persons originally from Kent, Conn., who two years after end of Revolutionary War, emigrated to Duanesburg, Schenectady county, and disappointed in hopes of securing title to lands on which they settled in that town, they moved in a body to the Chenango Valley, to newly opened lands in the Twenty Townships.
Deacon Nathaniel GRAY,
Joel & Timothy HATCH, brothers,
Newcomb RAYMOND, native of Sharon, Conn and
James RAYMOND, native of Sharon, Conn. visited as an exploring party, accompanied by
Josiah TROOP, chief of corps who had surveyed the tract the preceding years. They bought land from William S. SMITH.
Abraham RAYMOND, native of Sharon, Conn.
Eleazer, Josiah, John & Ezra LATHROP (brothers from Chatham, Columbia county),
John GRAY, Jr.,
John GRAY, born Windham, Conn,
Amos COLE and
Joseph DIXON, Manchester, Vt.
1798 or 99
Levi FOLLETT, Winchester, N.H.
Henry GORTON, New London, Conn
Samuel STEBBINS, Hartland, Conn
Deacon Calvin COE, born Middle Granville, Mass and
Benjamin REXFORD, born in Conn; came from Middle Granville, Mass
Capt. William NEWTON, born Colchester, Conn
Other early settlers: Jeremiah PURDY, Dutchess Co,
Benjamin and Israel FERRIS, brothers, Isreal moved to No. Norwich
Judge Joel THOMPSON,
Jonah POYER, moved to No. Norwich,
John GUTHRIE, after 1821 moved to Sherburne
Benjamin LYON and
Transcribed and contributed by Sandy Goodspeed, 1999.
Last updated: 10 Apr 2000
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