formed from the town of Warsaw on 20 March, 1812
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From Gazetteer of the State of New York by J. H. French, published in 1860:
Middlebury was formed from Warsaw, March 20, 1812. It lies on the N. border of the co., E. of the center. Its surface is a rolling upland, broken by the deep valleys of the streams. Oatka Creek flows through the S.E. corner, and Little Tonawanda Creek through the W. part. A deep ravine extends E. and W. through near the center of the town, forming a natural pass between the valleys of these two streams. The hills that border upon Oatka Creek are steep and 400 to 600 ft. high. The soil is a gravelly and clayey loam. Wyoming, on Oatka Creek, near the E. border of the town, contains the Middlebury Academy, 3 churches, and 378 inhabitants. West Middlebury, a station on the B. & N.Y. City R.R., contains 20 dwellings. The first settlement was made by Jonas Sellick, (from Rutland co., Vt.) in 1802, near Wrights Corners. There are 5 churches in town.
The earliest settlers of Middlebury, NY named the town after their place of nativity - Middlebury, VT. History indicates that these first settlers from Middlebury, VT were: Jabez Warren (1802), Amzi Wright (1805), Jonas Sellick, Reuben Chamberlain, Frederick Gilbert, and Israel M. Dewey. A list of these and other early settlers of Middlebury can be found here.
Some place names in the town of Middlebury:
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Wyoming County NY GenWeb: http://wyoming.bettysgenealogy.org/
Rootsweb cemetery search (some Wyoming county cemeteries; please add notes to records to help others in their search): http://userdb.rootsweb.com/cemeteries/
Rootsweb newspaper search (Batavia newspapers often had mention of births, marriages and deaths in Wyoming county): http://userdb.rootsweb.com/news/
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