JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK

TOWN OF ANTWERP


Antwerp Map


A detailed 1864 town MAP showing residents.
An 1864 map of Antwerp Village
An 1864 map of The Lost Community of Spragues Corners
An 1864 map of The Lost Community of Sterlingville
1918 TOWN OF ANTWERP FARM MAP



A list of POSTMASTERS in the town in existing and discontinued postoffices.


Town of Antwerp Civil War Enlistments
1863 Civil war draft and exemptions lists.
Town of Antwerp 1890 Census of Civil War Veterans
Civil War Soldiers Buried in the Town of Antwerp


Family sketches from CHILD'S GAZETTEER for the town of Antwerp.
Child's Business Directory for the Town of Antwerp.
Haddock Family Sketches--Town of Antwerp


Bartlett's Cemetery Inscriptions for the Town of Antwerp.
Vital Records 1847-1849 for the Town of Antwerp.
Oxbow Cemetery Records


ANTWERP

OFFICE CONTACT PHONE ADDRESS
Town Clerk BARBARA FILIATRAULT (315) 659-2419 45 Main St, P.O. Box 658, Antwerp NY 13608
Town Historian NANCY RAYMON (315) 287-2293 34542 County Rt 22, Theresa NY 13691
Village Historian JEAN MUNROE (315) 642-5661
Crosby Public Library SHIRLEY HULL (315) 659-8564 Main St; Antwerp; 13608
Oxbow Historical Association
Facebook Page
NANCY RAYMON (315) 287-2293 34542 County Rt 22, Theresa NY 13691
Village Clerk AMY COLE (315) 659-8661 Village Office, 58 Main St., P.O. Box 620, Antwerp NY 13608
Village of Antwerp Govt. Website
(315) 659-8661 58 Main St, P. O. Box 620, Antwerp NY 13608


Four Rivers Historical Society

P.O. Box 504
Carthage, NY 13619
(315)773-5133
Website

Organized in 1977, this society averages over 600 members, and has microfilmed the Carthage Republican newspaper. The microfilm is deposited in the Carthage Library. They have published books. Their holdings include a working chapel, and a one room school. Carthage lies on the border of Lewis County, so that the society covers part of Lewis as well as the western townships of Jefferson County. The society collects material from three central school districts, the Copenhagen Central, Carthage Central, and Indian River school districts. This area includes parts of the townships of Theresa, Philadelphia, Antwerp, Le Ray, Wilna, and Champion. Their 21 directors represent the various communities within this area.


History of the Town of Antwerp linked from Shirley Farone's Home Page taken from CHILD'S GAZETTEER OF JEFFERSON COUNTY by HAMILTON CHILDS, published in 1890, transcribed by Shirley Farone.

A List of People who contributed information about the Town of Antwerp in 1878 to Durant and Peirce's History of Jefferson County

A Antwerp History in 1878 from Durant and Peirce's History of Jefferson County

History of the Town of Antwerp from "Ray's Place", as found in OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE by EDGAR C. EMERSON, 1898.

History of the Town of Antwerp, taken from A HISTORY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK by FRANKLIN B. HOUGH, A. M., M.D., linked from Shirley Farone's Home Page.


Town History

April 5, 1810, the state legislature divided the Town of Le Ray and created the Town of Antwerp with some 61,000 acres. Today, nearly half the town is within the military reservation of Fort Drum. The principle village is also called Antwerp, named for the Belgian city where an early purchaser of much of the land lived. The only other settlement of note is Oxbow, which has its own historical society, and is named for a bow or bend in the Oswegatchie River.

Antwerp is the extreme eastern point of Jefferson county, nearest the foothills of the Adirondack mountains. It is bounded on the northeast by St Lawrence County and on the southeast by Lewis County. The towns of Wilna and Philadelphia lay on the southwest, while the Town of Theresa closes the northwestern border.

Settlement in Antwerp began in 1803, while the town was still a part of Brownville.


Cemeteries in Antwerp include:

1. Hillside and Old Town Cemeteries in the village of Antwerp

2. Foster-Kinne Cemetery on Route 11 about three or four miles north of Antwerp toward Gouverneur

3. Spragueville Cemetery in the hamlet of Spragueville

4. Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Oxbow

5. A cemetery on County Route 26 near Oxbow

6. Bemis Cemetery, small, containing dates from the 1820s to the 1860s, located about six and a half miles from the Village of Theresa and about three miles from Oxbow on County Route 22;

7. Vrooman Hill Cemetery on Vrooman Hill Road between County Route 22 and County Route 194, about six miles out of the Village of Theresa.


From the 1864 Jefferson County Atlas: a summary of statistics for Antwerp

ACRES OF LAND
  Improved                  41,099
  Unimproved                30,424

VALUATION
  Real Estate               617,678
  Personal Property          69,780
  Total                     687,458  

POPULATION
  Males                     2,017
  Females                   1,856

Number of Dwellings           645

Number of Families            700

Freeholders                   574

SCHOOLS

  Number of Districts          25  

  Children Taught           1,404

LIVE STOCK

  Horses                    1,085

  Working Oxen and Calves   1,753      

  Cows                      4,293

  Sheep                     2,260      

  Swine                     1,446 

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

  Bushels of Grain              

    Winter                  1,844

    Spring                  86,271 1/2      

  Tons of Hay                7,798       

  Bushels of Potatoes       12,246       

  Bushels of Apples          1,492    

  Dairy Products                             
    Pounds of Butter       379,109               

    Pounds of Cheese       182,215   

YARDS OF DOMESTIC MANUFACTURE  959 


Names of the early settlers


ABLE
ADAMS, Henry *
ALDRICH, Lewis
ALTON, Charles
BACON, L. A.
BACON, Timothy
BAILEY, Luther
BALDWIN, Henry C. *
BALDWIN, Lewis
BARR, Samuel
BEAMAN, Ira
BECKWITH, S. *
BEECHER, Almon *
BELLINGER, Richard
BELLINGER, Samuel
BENT, Hartwell
BENTLEY, William
BENTON, Dr.
BETHEL, John
BRIGGS, James *
BROAD, John
BROOKS, Matthew *
BROOKS, Silas *
BURTIS, Samuel
CARPENTER, E. A.
CARPENTER, Thomas
CHASE, James *
CHASE, Levi
CHEENEY, Caleb *
CHENEY, Caleb
CHEESEMAN, Martin
CHURCH, Ezra *
CLARK, Alexander
COAPLEY, Alexander
COFFEEN, David *
COLBURN, Lyman *
COLE, Jacob
COOK, Benjamin *
COOK, Mordecai *
COOLIDGE, George
COOPER, Abraham
COOPER, Nicholas
CORNWELL, George
CORNWELL, John
CROSSMON, Orison
CUMMINGS, Anson *
CUMMINS, Sabrina
DICKSON, Alexander
DICKSON, Robert and Jane
EGGLESTON, Ambrose
EGGLESTON, Asa
EGGLESTON, Gilbert
EGGLESTON, Richmond
ELLIS, John D.
FAIRBANKS, Augustus
FLETCHER, William *
FOSTER, Edward *
FOSTER, Edward, Jr *
FOSTER, Hopestill *
FOSTER, John C.*
FULLER, Gilbert
FULTON, Elijah
GIBBS, Dexter *
GIBBS, Sherebiah *
GIBONS, Dorothy
GILL, David *
GILLETT, Marcus
GLEASON, Roswell
GOODWIN, Benjamin *
GRAHAM, David
GRAVES, Elijah
GRAVES, Sterling
GRISWOLD, Samuel *
GROOM, Rachel
HALL, Alexander
HALL, Caleb G.
HALL, Daniel
HALL, Sylvanus *
HANLON, Patrick
HARRIS, James
HARRIS, Samuel
HARRIS, Willis *
HEALD, Daniel *
HENDRICKS, Samuel *
HICKS, Ezra
HINSDALE, Ira
HINSDALE, Joseph
HITCHCOCK, Isaac L. *
HOARD, Silvius *
HOCHING, Richard
HOGAN, Giles
HOLDEN, Zopher *
HOPPER, John
HOPPER, Samuel
HOUGHTON, Elijah
HOUGHTON, William
HOUSE, Addison
HOWLAND, Richard
HUBBARD, Samuel *
HUNT, Asa*
HUNT, Charles
HUNT, James
JACKSON, Jesse *
JEFFERS, Frederick
JENISON, John *
JOHNSON, John
JOHNSON, Wallace
KEENE, Hiram B.
KELSEY, Charles
KELSEY, Reuben
KIETH, Amos *
KINGSBURY, Jeduthan *
KITTS, Merton
KITTS, Peter
LAMB, Nathan
LAWTON, Joseph
LEE, Capt. William *
LEWIS, Asher
LEWIS, Charles
LEWIS, Clark
LYNDE, Elliot
MANSON, C. C.
MARBLE, Jonathan *
MARKWICK, Samuel
MARKWICK, William
MARSHALL, Thomas Benton
MARTIN, John
MARTIN, Samuel
MASON, Cyrus
MAXON, Rufus L.
MIDDLETON, John
MOAKS, John Sr.
MOSELEY, Harrison *
McALLASTER, Francis *
McALLASTER, Richard
McALLASTER, William *
McROBBIE, Thomas
NICHOLS, Hiram
NOTT, Moses *
NOTT, Reuben*
NUTTING, Hiram T.
ORMISTON, James
ORMISTON, Jannette
PARK, Thadeus
PARKER, James *
PATTRIDGE, Elkanah *
PAYNE, Benjamin
PAYNE, R
PEASE, John *
PEELER, Joel
PEPPER, Solomon *
PINNEY, Columbus
PRINGLE, Janet
RANDALL, Benajah *
RANDALL, William *
RAVEN, Adam
RAVEN, Mary
RAVEN, Peter*
RAVEN, Peter George
RENDER, James
RENDER, Jonathan
RENDER, Robert
RENDER, William
RIDSDALE, James
RIDSDALE, Samuel
ROBINSON, John *
ROCKWELL, Zebulon *
ROGERS, John
ROGERS, Leroy
ROTHERFORD, John R.
RUGGLES, Timothy *
SARTWELL, Amasa *
SCORRAH, Joseph
SCOTT, James
SEAVER, Watson T.
SEYMOUR, Asher *
SEYMOUR, Dr Emerson
SNELL, John
SOLON, Beaman
SPRAGUE, Seth
STERLING, Daniel *
STERLING, Howard
STERLING, James *
STERLING, John
STERLING, Samuel *
STEWART, Eli
STONE, Loren
STOWELL, Oliver *
STREETER, Amos *
STREETER, Warren *
TAYLOR, Alonzo N.
THOMPSON, Allen *
TURNBULL, Andrew
TURNBULL, Michael
TURNER, Lucius
VEBBER, William
VROOMAN, Peter*
WAIT, Joseph Lyon
WALKER, Alfred *
WARD, Ira *
WARD, Silas *
WEBSTER, Oliver
WESTCOTT, Chauncey
WESTON, Clark
WESTON, John
WESTON, Lawrence
WHEELOCK, Levi *
WHITE, Henry S.
WHITE, John *
WHITE, Salmon
WHITMORE, James
WILDER, Roswell *
WILSON, William
WISER, Ira
WOOD, Dr. George
WOODWARD, Allen
WORNEY, Peter

NOTE! Names marked with an asterisk (*) are taken from Edgar C. Emerson's OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE, published 1898.



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