Friday, September 20, 2013
New York governor George Clinton addresses the
state legislature, urges strengthening defenses
against the British. They vote £30,000 for fortifying
New York City and £12,000 for the frontiers to the
west and north.
Erie Canal engineer and surveyor Holmes
Hutchinson is born in Port Dickinson to
highways commissioner and former army
paymaster Amaziah/Amassa Hutchinson
and Elizabeth A. Mack Hutchinson.
New York Indian agent General Israel Chapin,
noticing desertions from local reservations and
fearing trouble from his charges, meets with
them at Buffalo Creek and stay close to them
on through this year and into the next.
Onondaga County is carved out of Herkimer
County. The town of Manlius is formed, with
Comfort Tyler as Justice of the Peace.
The state legislature votes to extend the
Mohawk Valley Road west from Fort Schuyler
(Utica) to the Genesee River. The extension
will be named the Main Genesee River Road.
The 28,245-acre second Chenango Township
is granted to William Smith, who is also
granted the third (24,624 acres), fourth
(24,400) and fifth (26,200) townships. **
The 25,780-acre eighth Chenango Township
is granted to William S. Smith. The
24,200-acre ninth Chenango Township is
also granted to William S. Smith. The
24,186-acre twelfth Chenango Township,
is granted to William Matlack, Sr.
Simeon DeWitt publishes a map of the
Albany area. ** The Bayard Land
Company is formed.
County boundaries are surveyed in the
Military Tract. ** Judge William Cooper
is elected to Congress. ** Connewango
pioneer Sarah Ash (Metcalf) is born in
Rennsselaer County. ** A group of settlers
on the banks of Esopus Creek petition the
governor for pasture and firewood land in
the Catskill region. Traders Jacob Rutsen
and Johannis Hardenbergh take notice. **
The legislature authorizes the surveying of a
road between Utica and the Genesee River.
** Joseph Lothrop and A. Mead are the first
to settle at the future site of Chenango County's
North Norwich. ** The first church services
in the Oneida County town of Augusta are held
in the Fairbanks home. ** The population of
Herkimer County is 1500; Otsego County 12000.
** The Fabius area is settled. ** Jason Parker
of Utica and several partners establish a stage
line to Albany. ** After a subscription of 200
shares is taken up by the state, work on the stalled
Western Inland Navigation Company canal at
Little Falls is resumed. ** Medina horse trader
Richard Gordineer is born to Jacob Gordineer,
a Dutch settler in the Mohawk Valley, and a
slave woman. He and his mother will be sold
to Joseph Grant when he is two months old.
** The approximate date Utica merchant
Peter Smith acquires proprietary rights for close
to 50,000 acres from the Oneida Indians, the
land stretching from Syracuse to the Oneida
County town of Augusta.
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