01 - Table of Contents - History of Wyoming County N.Y.



CHAPTER I. The American Aborigines - Characteristics and Customs of the Five Nations of New York a-u

CHAPTER II. Exploration and Settlement of the Atlantic Coast and the Hudson River

CHAPTER III. The Dutch Regime in New York-Rival Claims of the English - The Latter Prevail

CHAPTER IV. French and Indian Wars- Dimensions in the Colonial Government - Execution of Leister

CHAPTER V. Count Frontenac's Campaign- Piracy- Misgovernment of New York -French Frontier Posts

CHAPTER VI. The Alleged Plot to Burn New York City- French and Indian Hostilities - The Contest for the Ohio Valley

CHAPTER VII. The Result of Four English Expedition against the French - Montcalm's Successful Campaign

CHAPTER VIII. The Extinction of French Power in America- The New York Judiciary - The New Hampshire Grants.

CHAPTER IX. Approach of the Revolution-New York's Patriotic Attitude- The First Battle Fought In 1710

CHAPTER X. Landing Tea Prevented - Congressional Action- The Battle of Lexington- Canada Invaded

CHAPTER XI. Hostilities transferred to New York - The Battle of Long Inland- Burgoyne's Campaign

CHAPTER XII. The Battle of Bennington- Failure of St. Lager's Movement- Burgoyne's Defeat and Surrender

CHAPTER XIII. Clinton's Hudson River Campaign- France Recognizes the United States - Wars with the Indians.

CHAPTER XIV. Arnold's Treason - Close of the Revolution- Adoption of the Constitution- Internal Improvements

CHAPTER XV. Cause of the Last War with Great Britain - Expeditions against Canada - Border Hostilities

CHAPTER XVI. The Erie Canal and Railroad - The State Administration- New York in the Civil War


CHAPTER I. Relics and theories of the Earliest Inhabitants of Western New York

CHAPTER II. Numbers and Location of the Senecas - Their Religious Beliefs

CHAPTER III. The "White Woman," Dehewannis or Mary Jemison - Her Family and Possessions

CHAPTER IV. The Notorious "Indian Allen" - Prominent Characters among the Senecas

CHAPTER V. The Title to the Soil of Western New York - Phelps A Gorham's Purchase - Morris's Reserve

CHAPTER VI. The Holland Purchase and Purchaser! - Policy of the Holland Land Company

CHAPTER VII. Relations between the Holland Company end the Settlers-Land Office Wars

CHAPTER VIII. Pioneers from New England - How they Came, Settled and Thrived

CHAPTER IX. The Condition of the Pioneers - Their Ways and Means of Living

CHAPTER X. Early Schools - The Origin of Teachers' Institutes - Character of the Pioneers

CHAPTER XL. Organization and Subdivision of Wyoming County - Construction of County Buildings

CHAPTER XII. Lists of the County Officers and Legislative Representatives of Wyoming County

CHAPTER XIII. The Construction and Opening of Railroads in Wyoming County

CHAPTER XIV. Wyoming County Bible Society, Agricultural Society and Insurance Company

CHAPTER XV. Origin and Early Incidents of the Civil War- Patriotic Spirit in Wyoming County

CHAPTER XVI. Histories of the 21st and 27th New York Infantry

CHAPTER XVII. The Noble Record of the 17th New York Infantry - The Death of Charles E. Bills

CHAPTER XVIII. 5th New York Cavalry or "First Ira Harris Guard" - Ellsworth's Avengers

CHAPTER XIX. History of the 104th New York Infantry

CHAPTER XX. The 24th Independent Battery - A Glimpse at the Horrors of Andersonville

CHAPTER XXI. History of the 9th New York Cavalry and 4th Artillery

CHAPTER XXII. A Hard Year's Fighting by the 8th New York Heavy Artillery

CHAPTER XXIII. History of the 180th volunteers or 1st New York Dragoons

CHAPTER XXIV. History of the 180th New York Infantry

CHAPTER XXV. History of the "Governor's Guard," or 2nd Mounted Rifles.

CHAPTER XXVI. The History of Political Opinion and Party Fortunes In Wyoming County

CHAPTER XXVII. Wyoming County Congregational Conference, Sunday-School Teachers' Association and Society - Temperance Reform - Medical Society - Harmonic Association

CHAPTER XXVIII. The Letchworth Rifles - Action during the Railroad Riots - Victories in Shooting Matches

CHAPTER XXIX. The Wyoming Historical Pioneer Association and Its Log Cabin Museum

CHAPTER XXX. A Geological Sketch of Wyoming County


THE TOWN OF ARCADE. Resources - Settlement and Early Events - Civil History - Burial Places - Roman Catholic Church - Railroad Communications Introduced - Arcade in Defense of the Union - Arcade Village - Professional Men and Business Establishments - Schools - Arcade Lodge, P. * A. M. - Fires and Fire Department - Church History - Biographical

THE TOWN OP ATTICA. First Settlers - First Roads - Political History and Statistics - The Brainard Cemetery Association - Dairy Interests - Union Soldiers from Attica  - Attica Center  - Attica Village - Its Origin and Development - Pioneer Singing School - Attica Incorporated - Railroad Communications - Cemeteries - Educational - The Press of Attica - Banking - Fair Grounds - Business in 1879 - Churches - Lodges and Societies - Fire Department - Biographical

THE TOWN OF BENNINGTON. Pioneer Times - The lndians - Hurricanes - The Militia and the War of 1812 - Hard Times and Belief - Officers of the Town - Suicides - Bennington's Volunteers - Bennington Centre and its Churches - Folsomdale - Cowlesville - Cowlesville Cemetery Association - The Franklin Mineral Spring - Cowlesville Churches and Societies - Biographical

THE TOWN OF CASTILE. The Pioneers - Supervisors - Patriots of 1881 - 66 - Castile Village - "The Cure" - - The Castillian- Castile Baptist Church - Biographical.

THE TOWN OF COVINGTON. Pioneer Arrivals and Enterprises - Changes Seventy-five Years have Wrought - Town Organized - Schools - Religious Privileges - Biographical

THE TOWN OF EAGLE. Dealings with the Holland Company - Settlement and Early Events  - Political History - The Development and Course of Business - Villages of the Town - Churches - Societies - Eagle's Military Record - Rochester and State Line Railroad - Biographical

THE TOWN OF GAINESVILLE. Settlement and Growth - Churches - Schools - Temperance  - Political  - Villages - Railroads - War History - Biographical

THE TOWN OF GENESEE FALLS. Settlement - Roads - Matter from the Town Records - Cemeteries - Glen Iris - Portagesville - Its Churches - Biographical Notices

THE TOWN OF JAVA. Organization and Civil History - Pioneer Settlers - Java Village - North Java - Currier's Corners - Williamsville - East Java - Java Center - Biographical

THE TOWN OF MIDDLBBURY. First Land Owners and Inhabitants - Town Meetings and their Results - Second Baptist Church - Wyoming - Middlebury Academy - Wyoming Salt Well - Churches of Wyoming - Cemetery Association  - Cornet Band - The "Valley Bra "  - Dele - Free - Will Baptist Church of Dale - Dale Cemetery Association - Biographical

THE TOWN OF ORANGEVILLE. Pioneer Settlers - Initial Events - Organization and Officers - Schools  - Post - Offices and Mall Routes - Pioneer Association - Dairy Interests  - Orangeville  - Johnsonsburg  - Church Histories  - Biographical

THE TOWN OF PERRY. Perry's Pioneers  - Development of Industries - The Pioneer Physician  - Schools in the Town  - The Silver Lake Serpent  - Political History and Statistics - West Perry - Perry Center - Perry Village - Its Political History  - Cemeteries In Perry Village  - Business Men of Perry - Smith's Bank - Lodges - Perry Academy and Union School - The Press of Perry  - Churches of Perry Village - Biographical

THE TOWN OF PIKE. Organization and Successive Officers - Settlement and First Events - Post Office and Mail Routes - Schools and School Buildings  - Professional and Business Men - Pike's Military Representatives - Pike Village - Newspapers - Fires - Pike Seminary - Churches and Ministers - Biographical

THE TOWN OF SHELDON. Early History - Straub's Corners - Sheldon Center - Dutch Hollow - Varysburgh - Strykersville - Johnsonsburgh - Biographical and Business Notices.

THE TOWN OF WARSAW. First Land Buyers and Purchases - Settlement and Pioneer Life Thoroughfares  - Political History - Common Schools  - "Underground Railroad " Incident - Warsaw In the War of the Rebellion  - Warsaw Village - Development of Trade, Manufacturing and Professions - Post Offices - Newspapers - Cemeteries - Fire Department - Library and Reading Rooms  - Town Clocks - Ban king - Gas Works - Schools at Warsaw - Church Histories - Lodge Histories Biographical

THE TOWN OF WETHERSFIELD. First Settlers - First Town Meeting - Supervisors  - First Schools and School Houses Mall Communications - Dairy Interests - Hermitage - Wethersfield Springs - Churches - Biographical