Early Settlers - Smithville


Early settlers in the Town of Smithville 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.
SMITHVILLE was formed from Greene April 1, 1808.
1797
first settlement on site of Smithville Flats in valley of the Genegantslet by Robert LYTLE, Irishman

1798
Joseph AGARD, Welch ancestry, born Litchfield, Conn
Major Epaphras SHELDON, Litchfield, Conn
Enos B BRAGG

1799
Edward LOOMIS, born in Egremont, Mass; 1790 to Catkill to Oxford
Timothy SCOVILLE, New England states
Joseph ROBBINS
Simeon NEAL
Robert WILLIAMS
Asa STRAIGHT
Daniel PHILLIPS
John YOUNGS and
Capt. Joh PALMER.
George SHADAOCK

1801
William KNICKERBOCKER,
William KIRKLAND,
Isaac PERRY,
Ichabaod MERRIAM and
Phineas POND;

1805
Isaac SELLICK,
Peter RORPAUGH,, Mass
Darius TOUSLEY,
Isaac GRANT,
John PERKINS,
Samuel MILLER,
James STEVENS,
J. J. REED,
George MANLY,
Daniel CORBIN,
Isaac SNEDIKER,
John CORBIN and
Frederick CLINE.

1805 or '6
Captain Jonathan PHELPS, Conn; later moved to Chautauqa co. about 1830
Rodney and Becket PHELPS, sons of Capt. Jonathan Phelps, Conn
Thomas SHATTUCK, Conn

about 1806
John CARPENTER, R.I.

1807
Edward PURPLE, born Middlesex co, Conn; 1805 to New Hartford, Oneida co., and
Jared GRANT, born Litchfield,Conn
Nicholas POWELL; removed from town after 1820
David GRANT, brother of Jared, Litchfield, Conn

1808
John GRANT, brother of David and Jared; removed to Fredonia about 1830
David, Caleb & Jesse LEACH, brothers, nephew of Joseph Agard's wife, Litchfield, Conn
Jerediah BROWN,
Elisha HARRIS,
Woodruff HARRIS,
Bela and Sylvester COWLES,
Whiting EDGERTON,
John STARKLEY and
Levi BENEDICT.

1810
Peter SMITH, a Hollander

Other early settlers:
Stephen OLMSTEAD,
Silas READ,
Jason SMITH, Mass,
Reuben CRANDALL,
Stephen HASTINGS, New England states; removed to Tioga co.,
Richard HOLDRIDGE, New England states
Leonard WEBB, Mass
---- NORRIS, New England states, and
---- PHELPS.


Transcribed and contributed by Sandy Goodspeed, 1999.
Last updated: 5 Apr 2000

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