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.
Joshua LELAND, born Sherburne, Mass
Dan'l and Alby (that's how listed)
Two MORRISes (no first names)
Benjamin, Windsor, Stephen and Ziba COMAN
Bennett BICKNELL, born Mansfield, Conn., and his father
Thaxter DUNBAR & father
Thomas LUMBARD, Hampden co., Mass
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
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