History of the Town of Elma, Erie County N.Y. 1620-1901

HISTORY

OF THE


TOWN OF ELMA


ERIE COUNTY, N. Y.


1620 TO 1901


By WARREN JACKMAN


BUFFALO:
Printed by G. M. Hausauer & Son
1902


Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1901, by
WARREN JACKMAN,
ia the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D. C.


TO THE PEOPLE OF ELMA
 
When I commenced to write the History of the Town of Elma, there was no thought of financial compensation, or that it would ever be printed; but to please friends and to secure some records and items that might be helpful to some future writer of history.

I now make to the people of the town of Elma a free gift of the time, thought, study, and labor, which in the last four years have been devoted to gathering the information, arranging the items, and writing this history trusting that a generous public will not be too severe in criticising the errors and omissions.
 
Warren Jackman.
Elma, N. Y., Feb., 1902.


DEDICATION
 
This book is dedicated to James T. Hurd, James A. Woodard, Myron H. Clark and Louis P. Reuther, a Committee on Printing and Finance, who assumed the obligation to pay all bills for printing and expenses; without this generous act on their part the probabilities are the History of the Town of Elma would never have been printed.
 
The Author.

 

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1 - Introduction, History of Elma Written by Nathan Zipfel 113
2 - Contents, History of Elma Written by Nathan Zipfel 111
Appendix 1901 Written by Nathan Zipfel 94
Chapter 01 - Geography of the Town of Elma Written by Nathan Zipfel 131
Chapter 02 - North American Indians Written by Nathan Zipfel 153
Chapter 03 - Rights and Jurisdictions of Nations. Individual Rights by Purchase. Abstract of title Written by Nathan Zipfel 119
Chapter 04 - State Jurisdiction - New York State Divided into Counties Written by Nathan Zipfel 106
Chapter 05 - Looking Backward Written by Nathan Zipfel 116
Chapter 06 - Western New York in 1797 - Settlement of the Mile Strip Written by Nathan Zipfel 112
Chapter 07 - Estabrook Mill - Lancaster Part of Elma Written by Nathan Zipfel 109