Early Settlers - Madison


Early settlers in the Town of Madison (#3) 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.
Madison was formed from Hamilton, February 6, 1807. It corresponds with No. 3 of the Chenango Twenty Townships. The settlements of this town, like the rest of the Chenango Twenty Townships in which Sir William PULTNEY was interested, was both early and rapid, a fact which is to be ascribed not so much perhaps to the natural advantages of the location, thought these were important, as to the uniformly humane, even generous, treatment which the early settlers received at the hands of Mr. PULTNEY's agent, Robert TROUP, through whom the early settlements were made, though Benjamin WALKER, as agent for Mr. TROUP, was most immediately connected with those in this town.
1792
the first permanent settlement - Daniel PERKINS, Kennebec Co., Me.
Jesse MAYNARD, from the east; didn't remain long & left

1793
Erastus CLEVELAND, originally from Norwich, Conn; immediately from Whitestown, NY
Colonel Samuel CLEMENS, Mass.
THOMAS McMULLEN (now MELLEN), Pelham, Mass
Stephen F BLACKSTONE, Brantford, Conn
Russell BARKER, Brantford, Conn
Warham WILLIAMS
William and David BLAIR, brothers
James COLLISTER, Mass
Henry W and Israel BOND, brothers
Elijah BLODGETT
Joel CRAWFORD & moved to Michigan
Francis CLEMENS
Seth SNOW & moved away
John NILES, Chesterfield, Mass, by way of the Mohawk
Relatives of John Niles in 1794:
Ephraimi, Isaac, Calvin, Nathan and Samuel NILES, brothers
Nahum NILES, father
Ephraim PARTRIDGE
Waldo LITTLEFIELD

In 1794 a colony from Rhode Island settled in the south-west quarter of the town, which had been previously purchased in their interest by their agents (Gilbert TOMPKINS, Deacon SIMMONS and Samuel BROWNELL) who visited the locality in 1792, and which was thereafter and is still know as Rhode Island quarter. Among these colonists were:
Zarah & sons: George & Thomas SIMMONS, Newport, R.I.
Benjamin & sons: Benjamin & Cornelius SIMMONS, Newport, R.I.
Gideon SIMMONS, cousin of Benjamin, Newport, R.I.
2 or 3 PECKHAM families (Charles and George) (R.I.)
Samuel BROWNELL (R.I.)
Joseph MANCHESTER (R.I.) and
Samuel COE, Little Compton, RI

1794
Nicanor BROWN
Samuel ROWE, Farmington, Conn

1795
Abial HATCH
Elijah THOMPSON, Charlestown, Mass
Israel RICE,Worcester, Mass
James and Alexander WHITE, brothers, Northampton, Mass
Abizar and David RICHMOND, brothers, orignally from Mass, immediately from Fairfield, Herkimer Co
William & James McCLENATHAN, brothers

1796
John WHITE, brother to James & Alexander
Dr. Jonathan, James & Daniel, PRATT,brothers, Belchertown, Mass
Nathaniel JOHNSON, Worcester, Mass
Gideon LOWELL, Maine

1795 to 1797
William SANFORD, Stratford, Conn
Judson W LEWIS, Stratford, Conn
Nehemiah THOMPSON, Startford, Conn
Peter TYLER

1797
Thomas DICK, Pelham, Mass

1798
Amos MAYNARD (brother of Jesse & Moses)
Captain Seth BLAIR
Joseph HEAD, native of Rhode Island & a Quaker, Rhode Island colony
Samuel COLLISTER
Joseph CURTIS, Stratford, Conn
Deacon Prince SPOONER

1799
Gilbert STEBBINS, Wilbraham, Mass
Reuben BRIGHAM, nantive of Sudbury, Mass
Agur GILBERT, Startford, Conn
Joseph and Job MANCHESTER, Tiverton, R.I., Rhode Island colony

prior to 1800
Solomon ALCOTT
Daniel HOLBROOK

about 1800
Abijah PARKER
Paul HAZZARD, born So. Kingston, R.I.; moved to Westport, Mass, then Albany, to Paris, to Madison
Jared and Samuel, Nathan & Hiram WICKWIRE, brothers, natives of Cornwall,Conn
Nehemiah FAIRCHILD, Startford, Conn
Paul GREENWOOD, born in Mass; 12 years later moved to Lebanon

soon after 1800
John EDGERTON, Shirley, Mass

1801
Moses MAYNARD (brother of Jesse & Amos)
John BERRY, founder of Madison village, from New England
Jonas BANTON, Wilbraham, Mass

1801 or '2
Moses PHELPS, Charlton, Saratoga Co.

1804
Eli BANCROFT, Hartford, Conn
Abner BURNHAM, Hartford, Conn

1804 or '5
Luther RICE, native of Worthington Mass

1805
Dr.Samuel McCLURE
David PEEBLES, Pelham, Mass

1806
James D COOLIDG, Stowe, Mass
Solomon ROOT, Chesterfield, Mass
Captain Gilbert TOMPKINS, from Westport, Mass; before Compton, R.I.
Ralph TANNER
Samuel GOODWIN


Transcribed and contributed by Sandy Goodspeed, 1999.
Last updated: 25 Mar 2000

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