The following is from The Farm Journal Illustrated Rural Directory of Madison County, New York
published in 1917 by Wilmer Atkinson Company, Philadelphia. Note: reasonable efforts have been taken to ensure this transciption is correct. In some instances
spelling errors are evident in the published text - letters are transposed, names spelled incorrectly, "St." and "Ave."
are interchanged for the same location, etc. I did not attempt to correct these. If you have a question on a specific
entry drop me E-Mail and I'll forward a .JPG file of the original page for you to view. Please be sure to include the
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Abbreviations.--a, means acres; bds., boards; B. tel., Bell Telephone; 4 ch., 4 children; H&L,
house and lot; Ham. 10, Hamilton Township, Road No. 10; O, owns; R1, Rural Route No. 1;
ret, retired; T, tenant; 4h, 4 horses; 2c, 2 cattle.
The abbreviations used for the Townships of Madison County are as follows:
Brookfield, Bkfd. Hamilton, Ham. Oneida, Oni.
Cazenovia, Caz. Lebanon, Leb. Smithfield, Smi.
DeRuyter, DeRy. Lenox, Lnx. Stockbridge, Sto.
Eaton, Eat. Lincoln, Lin. Sullivan, Sul.
Fenner, Fen. Madison, Mad.
Georgetown, Geo. Nelson, Nel.