Town of Lebanon
Early settlers in the Town of Lebanon taken from 1784 "History of
Chenango & Madison Counties, NY" by James H Smith; pub. 1880.
[Tried to use year, where stated, person and where they were from.]
Lebanon was formed from Hamilton Feb. 6, 1807. It was one of the six
towns originally patented to Col. William S. SMITH, who soon after
transferred the major portion of it to Sir William PULTNEY, reserving,
however, a large tract bordering the Chenango. There were, therefore, two
agencies active in promoting the settlement of the lands in this town...
Joshua SMITH, a native of Franklin, Conn., settled but
subsequently moved to Riga, Monroe county.
Col. Willilam S. SMITH sent brother, Justus B., to act as agent
for sale of lands and he, together with brothers John and James
and five sisers, joined him in the settlement. They were natives
of Long Island.
first settlement by Jonathan BATES, Vt, came in company with
Enoch STOWELL, New Hampshire and
John and James SALISBURY, Vt; located in Eaton
David HARTSHORN, Lisbon, Conn;
Samuel FELT, Summerstown,Conn
David FELT, brother to Samuel, Summerstown, Conn
little after 1794
Jacob HARTSHORN, brother to David, and
Joseph PHELPS, brother-in-law of David Hartshorn
Lent BRADLEY and
John W. BUCKLEY
David and Dunham SHAPLEY, members Shaker Community, New Lebanon,
Aarunah MOSLEY, member Shaker Community, New Lebanon, Columbia Co.
prev to 1800
nine distinct CAMPBELL families, all related from Sterling, Conn,
& settled in portion of town known as Campbell Settlement:
John (Little John) CAMPBELL
John CAMPBELL and
1797 or '8
Daniel & Elisha WHEELER, brothers, Chatham, Columbia Co.
Dane BALLARD, Pelham, Mass; 1800 to Madison; 1803 to Lebanon
Elihu BOSWORTH, Guilford, Conn,
Jabin ARMSTRONG, Conn,
Thomas BUELL, New Hampshire and
Deacon Abraham WEBSTER, brother of Dr. Noah, Hartford, Conn
Silas SEYMOUR, born in Hartford, Conn
Rev. Matthias CAZIER, born in Delaware, French ancestry, came
from Salem, Conn
Daniel CLARK, Colchester, Conn
Orsamus GILBERT, Becket, Mass and
Francis WHITMORE, native of Conn, from Wilbraham, Mass
Ephraim GRAY, native of New Lebanon, Columbia Co.
1807 or '8
Other early settlers: Thomas HUESTON,
Daniel STOWELL, brother to Enoch
Deacon Asa TENNEY
Captain Roderick MOORE,
Henry TAYLOR, colored, Lebanon, Conn.
Curtis HOPPIN, native of Guilford, Conn; from Berkshire
1831 or '32
Provided by: Sandy Goodspeed, Maryland, NY
Date: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 08:50 AM