Early Settlers - Lebanon


Early settlers in the Town of Lebanon (#5) of Original Twenty Towns 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.
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...
In 1791
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.

1792
first settlement by Jonathan BATES, Vt, came in company with
Enoch STOWELL, New Hampshire and
John and James SALISBURY, Vt; located in Eaton

1794
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

1797
Lent BRADLEY and
Solomon JONES

1798
John W. BUCKLEY
David and Dunham SHAPLEY, members Shaker Community, New Lebanon, Columbia Co.
Aarunah MOSLEY, member Shaker Community, New Lebanon, Columbia Co.

1797 or '8
Daniel & Elisha WHEELER, brothers, Chatham, Columbia Co.

prev to 1800
nine distinct CAMPBELL families, all related from Sterling, Conn, & settled in portion of town known as Campbell Settlement:
Daniel CAMPBELL
Allen CAMPBELL
James CAMPBELL
Steward CAMPBELL
Isaac CAMPBELL
Archibald CAMPBELL
John (Little John) CAMPBELL
John CAMPBELL and
Charles CAMPBELL

about 1800
Malchiah HATCH,
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

1802
Rev. Matthias CAZIER, born in Delaware, French ancestry, came from Salem, Conn

1803
Daniel CLARK, Colchester, Conn

1805
Orsamus GILBERT, Becket, Mass and
Francis WHITMORE, native of Conn, from Wilbraham, Mass

1807
Ephraim GRAY, native of New Lebanon, Columbia Co.

1807 or '8
Benjamin HEWES
Other early settlers: Thomas HUESTON,
Daniel STOWELL, brother to Enoch
Deacon Asa TENNEY
Captain Roderick MOORE,
Philip KIBBIE
Captain TRUMAN
Jabez BILLINGS
John SHELDON
Giles COLLINS
Richard TAYLOR
Henry TAYLOR, colored, Lebanon, Conn.

1810
Curtis HOPPIN, native of Guilford, Conn; from Berkshire county, Mass.

1831 or '32
Joel BRADLEY


Transcribed and contributed by Sandy Goodspeed, 1999.
Last updated: 20 Mar 2000

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