Early Settlers - Nelson


Here are the early settlers in the Town of Nelson (#1) of Original Twenty Towns as taken from "History of Chenango & Madison Counties, NY" by James H Smith; pub. 1880. Tried to use year, (if stated); person; and where they were from.
Nelson was originally patented to Alexander WEBSTER, June 4, 1793, and was purchased the same year by Colonel John LINCKLAEN, under whose auspices the settlements were made.
1793
Jedediah JACKSON and Joseph YAW visited and purchased land in the north part of the town in the interest of a company from Vermont, and during the two succeeding years twenty-six families, mostly from Pownal, Vt., located on that purchase and other parts of the town,
viz: Jedediah and Ashahel JACKSON (brothers)
Joseph YAW
Ebenezer LYON-Wallingford, Vt
Daniel ADAMS
Sylvanus SAYLES
Oliver ALGER
Daniel and Isaac COOLIDGE
Levi NEIL
Thomas SWIFT
Roger BROOKS
Ethan HOWARD
Robert and Solomon BROWN
Thomas and Jesse TUTTLE
Luther DOOLITTLE
Joseph CARY
Jesse CLARK
James GREEN
Eliphalet JACKSON
John EVERTON
Amos RATHBONE
David NICHOLS
Rufus WEAVER

1794
Samuel Kinney, Vt.
James ANNAS, Vt.

1796
Levi BROWN, Locality of Boston, Mass but came immediately from Utica
Eldad, Lemuel, Asa, Benjamin & Eri RICHARDSON, brothers-Keene, N. H.
Gardner, Joshua and Robert WELLS, brothers-natives of Rhode Island
Richard KARLEY
John HAMILTON, Sen.
Moses SMITH
Enos CHAPIN
Erastus GROVER
Richard WILBER
Ezra and Isaac LOVEJOY
Asa CAREY
Haven WHITE, the latter mostly from Mass

about 1796 or '7
David WELLINGTON, Cheshire, N. H.

1799
Simeon HASKELL, native of Granville, Mass

prev. 1800
Jesse, Abner and Seth BUMPUS, brothers
Aaron LINDSLEY
Moses and Solomon CLARK

1800
Isaiah and Ezra BOOTH, Conway, Conn

about 1800
Paul GRIFFITHS, Berkshire Co., Mass
Joseph, Chauncey and David CASE, brothers, Simbsury, Conn
William KNOX, brother-in-law to David Hamilton, Blandford, Mass
David HAMILTON, brother-in-law to Wm. Knox, Blandford, Mass

soon after 1800
Oliver POOL, Bennington, Vt
Jeremiah CLARK, Shaftsbury, Vt
William and Jeremiah WHIPPLE (Wm. moved to Cazenovia; Jeremiah to Nelson)
Thomas ACKLEY, Plainfield, Otsego Co.
Benjamin HATCH, Plainfield, Otsego Co.
Jeremiah BLAIR, Blandford, Mass

1802
Job WOOD, Bennington, Vt
Samuel SALISBURY, Bennington, Vt
Benjamin WADSWORTH, Bennington, Vt

1806
Dyer MATTESON, native of Rhode Island; came from Middletown, Vt
Jesse CARPENTER, native of Worcester, Mass
Robert HAZARD, native of Hancock, Mass
Dr. Onesimus MEAD's father
Silas MELVIN
William FELLOWS
Thomas MALLORY, went about 1804 to Canada

1809
BARNA STIMSON, Blandford, Mass
early period-Oliver STONE, Conn
James HINMAN
Israel PATTERSON
Horatio SIMS
Abner CAMP

1811
several families came from New Jersey and settled in south part of town called Jersey Bush. Among those were:
Thomas and William HARRIS
Joseph ENGLISH
Phineas HAMBLET
Elijah CARPENTER
John S BROWN
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Transcribed and contributed by Sandy Goodspeed, 1999.
Last updated: 20 Mar 2000

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