Early Settlers - Eaton


Here are the early settlers in the Town of Eaton (#2) of the Original Twenty Towns as taken from "History of Chenango & Madison Counties, NY" by James H Smith; pub. 1880. Tried to use year, where stated, person and where they were from.
Eaton was set off from Hamilton Feb. 6, 1807. Joshua LELAND may be called the first settler in Eaton, though he was preceded a few months by John and James SALISBURY, brothers, from Vermont, who, in the autumn of 1792, located within the borders of the town, on lot 94, and commenced a clearing, but were driven away in early winter by the intense cold and did not return.
1793
Joshua LELAND, born Sherburne, Mass
Benjamin MORSE
Simeon GILLETTE
Levi BONNEY
Elijah HAYDON
Dan'l and Alby (that's how listed)
Two MORRISes (no first names)

1796
Samuel SINCLAIR
Joseph MOSS
Wm. MILLS
Humphrey PALMER
Deacon McCRELLIS

1797
Thomas MORRIS
Benjamin, Windsor, Stephen and Ziba COMAN

1799
Bennett BICKNELL, born Mansfield, Conn., and his father
Thaxter DUNBAR & father

1803
Thomas LUMBARD, Hampden co., Mass

1808
David CARROW, New Lebanon, NY
Bennett BICKNELL, born Mansfield, Conn
David DARROW (Scotchman), New Lebanon, NY


Transcribed and contributed by Sandy Goodspeed, 1999.
Last updated: 9 Feb 2007
You are our 12487 visitor since 20 Mar 2000 -- thanks for stopping by!

Top of Page
Eaton Township
Other Early Settlers
Other Townships
Madison Co, NY Page