Erie County (PA) Genealogy

Names in the Judah Colt Day Book

Pre 1800 Land Buyers (1798-1799)

Contributed by Beth Simmons


In the McCord Library in North East is a valuable local treasure book, the daily ledger of the Pennsylvania Development Company run by Judah Colt and Elisha Marvin from Dec. 1, 1798 to Dec. 1, 1799. An article, "A Window Opens to Erie’s Past" by Beth Simmons about this book appeared in the Journal of Erie Studies, Spring, 1997, Vol. 26, #1, p. 5-23. This list of names which appear in the book shows who was in Eastern Erie County, Erie, and what we now call North East in 1798-1799. The many names listed at the beginning of the Day Book owed the Development Company money, so were listed in an account listing. The lowest account numbers would have been the earliest settlers. In many cases, this list illustrates that the earliest settlers were here many years before given credit in the biographies of the 19th century. If you find your relative and want to know what he purchased on a certain day and how much he owed the company store, email Beth Simmons. An extract of the article "A Window Opens to Erie's Past" has been posted on another web page titled A Window Opens to Erie's Past.


Names which appear in the "Judah Colt Daybook:1798-1799." The number after the name indicates the account number; the date is the first date the name appears in the book.

Ackley, Amasa-56 12/1/98

Ainsworth, Jacob-19 12/1/98

Alden, Major-151 12/10/99

Allegheny County-163 12/27/99

Allison, William-44 12/1/98

Andrews(eus), Joel-6 12/1/98

Austin, Issac-73 12/1/98

Austin, Lyman-12 12/1/98

Austin, Timothy-54 3/4/99

Avery, Roger 8/28/99

Bacon, Ebenezer 7/6/99

Baird, Amos 7/6/99

Baird, William-142 10/11/99

Badger, Jeles-105 10/11/99

Barker, Samuel-31 12/1/98

Barker, Theodore-138 12/31/99

Barnum, Philo-138 8/12/99

Beattie, Alexander-42 12/1/98

Beebe, Charles-72 12/1/98

Beebe, Eliphalet-3 12/1/98

Bennett, William-120 6/24/99

Benson, Stetson,JR-130 8/9/99

Betts, Eliphalet-74 12/1/98

Betts, M. 7/27/99

Biddle, C.-54 3/12/99

Bifbson(?),Jas. 12/10/99

Bissell, Leverett 12/1/98

Bissell, Russell 12/31/99

Bohtimer, P. Fall 98

Bolter, John-17 12/1/98

Bone, John-111 5/27/99

Brooks, John-116 6/20/99

Brown,Hezekiah,SR-130 10/4/99

Brown, Lemuel-52 12/1/98

Brown, Tristram-31 12/1/98

Bunn, Joseph 6/20/99

Bunn, Nathaniel-72 12/1/98

Bunson, James 6/20/99

Burrows, Wm 9/7/99

Carpenter, Daniel-28 12/1/98

Carver, Dyer-79 12/1/98

Casner, Michael 12/10/98

Clark, Jonas-142 10/26/99

Cobbs, Jesse-57 12/1/98

Cochran, John 7/15/99

Coffin, Micahel-27 12/1/98

Coles, Jesse-57 12/1/98

Collins,Thomas Esq-84 12/1/98

Colt, Elisha-70 12/1/98

Colt, Jabez-85 12/1/98

Colt, Joseph-71 6/20/99

Colt, Judah-91 12/1/98

Colt, Samuel-71 12/1/98

Colton, Eli-46 12/1/98

Crane, Abiather-91 12/1/98

Croch(k)er, John 12/1/98

Cross, Oliver-46 12/1/98

Cummins, B. 6/21/99

Curtis, Thomas-109 5/10/99

Cushings, Zalter 12/1/98

Custard, Abraham-165 12/29/99

Custard, Nicholas-43 12/1/98

Daggett, John-39 12/1/98

Daggett, Sebrel-114 6/1/99

Davis, John-150 12/10/99

Debone,Thomas 5/24/99

Denny & Bulen-86 12/1/98

Dobbins, Daniel-37 12/1/98

Donaldson,John/James-9012/1/98

Driggs, Roswell-22 12/1/98

Dubbs and Carl 5/22/98

Duncan, James-42 12/1/98

Dunn, James, Esq. 12/31/99

Dunning, Ezekiel-56 12/1/98

Eastman, Aaron-13 12/1/98

Eddy, Hezekiah-153 11/28/99

Edwards, William-57 12/1/98

Ensign, Linus-103 4/27/99

Ensign, Sebra- 109 12/1/98

Field, James 2/22/99

Fish, J. 12/10/98

Forster,Thomas,esq-128 7/20/99

Freeman?-(Tuttle?)-4 4/27/99

Fuller, Timothy-131 10/6/99

Gallagher, Thomas-148 11/6/99

Goff, Enoch-58 12/1/98

Goldsmith, Joseph-16 12/1/98

Fossenvor,William-124 12/9/99

Grawoss, Peter-138 12/9/99

Hackett, James-12 12/1/98

Hall, John-151 12/3/99

Hall, Joshua-134 7/27/99

Hamilton,Robert,esq-5 12/1/99

Hannah, William-34 7/27/99

Hawarth, Jno(John)-155 4/22/97

Hay, D. 12/9/99

Hay, John D.-157 12/9/99

Hays, Joseph-55 12/1/98

Hazeltine, Stephen-49 12/1/98

Hemenway, Asa-83 12/1/98

Henderson, Samuel-128 7/18/99

Henton, James-45 12/1/98

Herrington, J. 12/31/99

Hill and Fortel 6/21/99

Hobbs, Samuel- 101 6/17/99

Hopkins, Nathaniel-21 12/1/98

Hovey, Charles-121 7/25/99

Hurst, Henry-144 12/25/99

Irwin, Jas 9/25/99

Jones, Saml 9/25/99

Kennedy, Patrick-26 12/1/98

Keith, Spetha(J)-122 7/10/99

Kibbee, Lucius-14 12/1/98

Kings 7/22/99

Lamberton, Amos-53 12/1/98

Layland,James-75 12/1/98

Lee, William,Capt-80 12/1/98

Logan, Edward-80 12/1/98

Loomis, Abner-39 12/1/98

Loomis, Dyer-79 12/1/98

Loomis, Henry- 20 12/1/98

Loomis, Hoham 12/1/98

Loomis, Joel-108 5/10/99

Loomis, Seth-139 10/8/99

Lowry, James-23 12/1/98

Lowry, M. 12/31/99

Lusher, Jas 9/28/99

Lyman,Cornelius Capt-104 6/22/99

Lymans, Ezkl-151 2/10/99

Lyon, Jonathan-27 12/1/98

Mack, Levi- 132 12/14/99

Marache, Soloman (S) 2/9/98

Marsh, Daniel-102 4/20/99

Marvin, E. & E.-50 12/1/98

Marvin, Elisha- 38 12/1/98

Marvin, Enoch- 41 12/1/98

Marvin, Libbius L-151 12/6/99

Mason, Ara 7/6/99

Mathias, N. 8/20/99

McGrady, William Major-160 12/10/99

McGunning, J. 6/22/99

McIntire, Andrew 12/10/98

McMahan, James-29 12/1/98

McMichael, John 12/31/98

McNair, David-167 12/31/99

McNair, Dunning-43 12/1/98

McNair, Robert-33 12/1/98

McNight, John 12/1/98

Miles, Robert 12/1/98

Miles, Samuel-76 12/1/98

Miller,Thomas P.-156 12/9/99

Moon, Phillip-123 7/3/99

Moore, James-142 1/31/99

Muirhead, John -146 6/20/99

Neail, John 10/26/99

O'Dell, Johas-100 3/29/99

Oliver, John -156 12/9/99

Olson, Henry 12/31/99

Overy, Charles O-111 7/11/99

Page, Russell-81 12/1/98

Pankorn, C.-188 10/1/99

Paul, William-28 12/1/98

Penna Popul Compy-1 12/1/98

Pa(e)tterson,John-24 12/1/98

Phelps, Joseph 8/20/99

Platt, Nathan-17 12/1/98

Pool(e), William A-111 5/21/99

Porter, Robert-84 12/1/98

Power, John-110 6/21/98

Pratt, Johnathan-11 12/1/98

Prentice, Thomas-9 12/1/98

Prescott, Joseph -25 12/1/98

Price, John- 15 12/1/98

Prior, Edmund -70 12/1/98

Putnam, Micha - 34 12/1/98

Randolf, Robert F. 1798

Reed, Adam -108 5/7/99

Reed, Rufus S.-157 12/9/99

Reed, Seth - 142 10/22/99

Rees, Thomas Esq -99 12/1/98

Rees, Thomas JR-129 7/20/99

Rexford,John O 12/1/98

Rice, Jonas-110 5/20/99

Richards, Paul 8/20/99

Robertson, Thomas-12 12/1/98

Robinson and Page-125 7/9/99

Robinson, Cyrus 12/1/98

Robinson, Thomas,Esq 9/19/99

Rollins, Thomas,Esq-34 3/12/98

Root, Jared-58 12/1/98

Ross, James Sgt. 5/15/99

Ross, John 12/1/98

Russell, Benjamin-51 12/1/98

Russell, James 12/31/99

Russell, John-60 12/1/98

Rutgess, B. Fall 1798

Saltsman, John-44 12/1/98

Sanborn, N. 8/20/99

Sanders, Samuel-53 12/1/98

Sondgus, Thomas 12/1/98

Saxton, Benjamin-2 12/1/98

Scott, James-160 12/10/99

Scott, William-102 4/25/99

Sempa, Stule 12/10/99

Shadduck,Joseph SR-78 12/1/98

Shadduck,Joseph JR-30 12/1/98

Shaffer, John-40 12/1/98

Shears, Alexander-123 7/16/99

Shephard, David-75 12/1/98

Shotwell, William-89 12/1/98

Sloan, Betsy 11/14/99

Smith and Rhodes 12/10/99

Smith, J.-10?5 8/2/99

SMITH'S SHOP-17 12/4/98

Smith, Silas- 77 12/1/98

Smith, William Allison-143 10/8/99

Sonnove, Nehemiah-77 12/1/98

Spears, Alex-101 7/5/99

Sprague, Thomas-36 12/1/98

Steard, William 6/21/99

Stiles, Samuel 12/1/98

Strickland, Peter 12/1/98

Sydney, W.J. 12/10/99

Sydnor(is), William-124 7/9/99

Talmage, James-129 7/20/99

Taylor, Edward-33 12/1/98

Taylor, O. 8/12/99

Thayer, Calvin-18 12/1/98

Thomas, John-10 12/1/98

Thompson, Wm. 10/1/99

Thorington, Oliver-61 12/1/98

Tinker, Joseph-59 12/1/98

Totine 12/31/99

Townley, Robert-113 9/30/99

Tracy, Bissell 12/1/98

Tracy, Burrell-115 12/1/98

Tracy, Jedediah-104 7/4/99

Tracy, Zalmon-104 12/1/98

Trask, Rufus- 40 12/1/98

Trobridge, Herman-59 12/1/98

Tomlinson and Alexander-4 12/1/98

Tomlinson, David-116 6/20/99

Tuttle, Ebenezer-47 12/1/98

Tuttle, Timothy Col-54 12/1/98

Tuttle, Truman-35 12/1/98

Underwood, Simon-61 12/1/98

VanHorn, C. 12/31/99

Waldrum, Joseph-60 12/1/98

Wariner(Warner), Israel-98 3/27/99

Warriner, Luther-148 11/23/99

Warren, John Esq - 83 12/1/98

WASHINGTON, SLOOP-82 12/1/98

Way, Samuel - 138 10/2/99

Webser, Joseph- 78 12/1/98

Weed, William- 8 12/1/98

White, William-27 12/1/98

Whitney, Jareb

Whitney, Gerard-130 6/28/99

Willard, Ephraim,-104 12/1/98

Willard, Rufus-104 9/26/99

Williams, Ennion Esq-149 11/9/99

Willis, Martin 12/10/99

Wilson, Cellip 12/31/99

Wilson, Daniel-55 12/1/98

Wilson, John-51 12/1/98

Wilson, Nathaniel-110 5/15/99

Woodruff, Simon-24 12/1/98

Woods, John Esq 10/11/99

Wright, Azariah-116 6/9/99

Wright, John -7 12/1/98

Wyles, Henry -62 2/23/99

Wyles and Bissell-48 12/1/98

Yard, Tan-47 12/1/98

End of Listing

[Note: this page originally posted April, 3, 2001. Modified January 2002. Email contact information changed Oct 2003.]


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