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CORTLANDT (Town)


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 «Bibliography » « Cultural and/or Historical sites » « Renowned Residents »
 «Surnames » «Other Institutions of Genealogical Interest » «Military info » «Loyalists»
«Picture Gallery»  « Surname Query and Links»
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History

Cortlandt was incorporated as a town on March 7, 1788. The town includes Annsville, Buchanan (formerly Centerville), Croton-on-Hudson, Crugers, Montrose, Van Cortlandtville and Verplanck. Also, see Peekskill.

Visit a brief town history and map of Corlandt at: http://www.cortlandt.advinc.com/history.html

Vital Records

Also, see if there is any additional information on the Vital Records page at this site.

Historical Society

Van Cortlandville Historical Society

Don't overlook the many resources held at the Westchester County Historical Society.

Churches and Synagogues

Saint Patricks Roman Catholic Church
Verplanck, established 1843. Church records include births, marriages and deaths from 1843 to the early 1900s.
Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
established 1767.
Dutch Reformed Church
Verplanck, 1878 to 1940.
Saint Barnabas Episcopal Chapel
Third Street, Verplanck, established 1879 -- ??.
Church of Divine Love
Montrose
Reformed Church of Cortlandtown, Montrose
http://netministries.org/see/churches/ch00456
Trinity Boscobel United Methodist Church
Henry & Church Sts., Buchanan
Saint Christopher's Roman Catholic Church
Albany Post Road, Buchanan, established 1926.
Roman Catholic
Roman catholic churches in Westchester county are under the juridiction of the Archdiocese of New York. You can search their parish listing at the following web page: http://www.ny-archdiocese.org/pastoral/parishes.cfm
Episcopal Churches -- New York
See a list of Episcopal Churches in New Yorkhttp://www.episcopalchurch.org/webpages/p2.html#NewYork or use their Parish Finder search engine.

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Cemeteries

Transcribed Cemetery Inscriptions

Carretta, Katherine A., compiler. A Guide to Listings of Old Cemetery Inscriptions and other Genealogical Aids for Westchester County, New York. [Westchester County Historical Society, 1977]

Horton, William P. Cemetery Inscriptions of Westchester County, NY. [Peekskill, NY: 1928] Copy available at New York Public Library's Genealogical & Local History Room.

Manville, Margaret. Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Cemeteries in Westchester County, New York. [White Plains, NY: 1966] Copy available at New York Public Library's Genealogical & Local History Room.

Spies, Francis F. Inscriptions copied from gravestones in West Chester County yards with genealogical notes. Copy available at New York Public Library's Genealogical & Local History Room.

The Westchester County Historical Society also has extensive manuscripts giving inventories of many old cemeteries located throughout the County. Also check with the local historical society for information about the above cemeteries.

Have you looked at the cemetery listings here at the Westchester NYGenWeb site?

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Maps

Visit a brief town history and map of Corlandt at: http://www.cortlandt.advinc.com/history.html

Many town historical societies hold maps of their vicinities, including copies of the Sanborn insurance maps. Insurance maps were detailed to the point of showing each building on each street so that insurance companies knew what to pay the insurer in the event of fire or destruction. Be sure to inquire at such institutions as well as at local libraries.

Also, see additional information on the Maps page at this Westchester site.

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Library

If you have any such information relating to this location, please contact the county coordinator for this web site.

Town Web Site

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Census Information

New York State Census

The only NY State censuses which survived are for the years 1905, 1915, and 1925. Check at your local LDS Family History Center for these films.

Federal Census

Fuller, Elizabeth Griffen. Index to Westchester County Names in the Federal Censuses, 1790-1840 [Elmsford: Westchester Cty. Historical Society] 1994.

A transcribed copy of the 1970 Federal Census for Cortlandt can be found at 1790.

Some census information for Westchester county can be found at the Census page.

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Directories

Also see the City Directories page on this Westchester Site.

If you know of any directories for this town, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.about adding that information to this page.

Annotated Bibliography

Fuller, Elizabeth Griffen. Index to Westchester County Names in the Federal Censuses, 1790-1840 [Elmsford: Westchester Cty. Historical Society] 1994.

Horton, Stephen D. Sixteen nine to eighteen seventy; glimpses from the past in connection with the early history of the manor of Cortlandt, and more especially of the town of Cortlandt and the village of Peekskill.... [c. 1912]. Includes biographical sketches of men from Peekskill as well as a roster of Cortlandt men who served in wars.

Lent, Nelson Burton. History of the Lent (van Lent) Family in the United States (Newburgh, NY: Newburgh Journal Printing House and Book Bindery, c1901).

Pelletreau, William S., Am. M. Early Wills of Westchester County, New York 1664-1784 Pub. 1898. Cornell University Library has scanned this book and placed it on the web at the following address: http://moa.cit.cornell.edu/MOA/bookp.html

The Town of Cortlandt Bicentennial History Committee. The History of the Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County, New York [published 1988]. Book has extensive bibliography.

Wygant, George P. Historical facts about the town of Cortlandt. [Peekskill: Highland Democrat, 1925]

For other books with information relating to this town but covering a county-wide level, see the County section of the Bibliography page.

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Cultural and/or Historical sites

If you have any such information relating to this location, please contact the county coordinator for this web site.

Renowned Residents

If you know of any notable residents from this town, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.about adding them to this section and please identify when the person resided here as well as why you consider them to be notable.

Other Institutions of Genealogical Interest

Westchester County Genealogical Society

The Westchester County Genealogical Society has been publishing a series of articles in their monthly newsletter for some time which gives an overview of each town within the county. This Focus on (town name) [WCGS Newsletter, ] series includes a brief history of the town, a listing of some houses of worship, some cemeteries and often a bibliography. See the information about ordering back issues of the newsletter.

If you know any additional information relating to this town, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.about adding it to this page.

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Military Info

See the Military & War Links page for more information.

As we find information relating specifically to this town, we'll post it here. If you have any such information or know of other web pages to link to, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.with particulars.

Loyalist Info

Have you a Loyalist in your family tree? If so, the Loyalist page may be of interest to you. If you have any specific information relating to this town and loyalists, please contact the county coordinator for this web site. about adding the information to this page.

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Picture Gallery

If you have a scanned picture relating to any location within Westchester and would like to add it to this site, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.with particulars.

Some Surnames associated with this town

Descendants of John Crosby, Cortlandt
http://fcrosby.com/gedhtml/wgasurs.html

See the Surname Web Pages for links to web pages of researchers in Westchester but not specifically associated with this town.

Query & Message Boards

Rootsweb.com has Some Query boards where you can post a query for others to view. Or join the Westchester mailing list and correspond with other Westchester researchers.

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