TOWN OF BROWNVILLE




A detailed 1864 town MAP showing residents. (677K file)
An 1864 map of the Village of Brownville
1918 TOWN OF BROWNVILLE FARM MAP


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

PRESIDENTS AND MAYORS FOR THE VILLAGE OF DEXTER


1810 Census--Town of Brownville

Town of Brownville 1890 Census of Civil War Veterans
Civil War Soldiers Buried in the Town of Brownville
Town of Brownville Civil War Enlistments

NORTHERN NEW YORK BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1867-68
BROWNVILLE
DEXTER
LIMERICK

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

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

BROWNVILLE

OFFICE CONTACT PHONE ADDRESS
Town Historian JUNE McCARTIN 639-6266 16431 Star School Rd; PO Box 89; Dexter 13634
Town Clerk JUNE McCARTIN 639-6266 16431 Star School Rd; PO Box 89; Dexter 13634
Brownville Village Historian GERARD HOARD 782-4508 116 E Main St, Brownville 13615
Brownville Village Clerk MICHELE C. DAILEY 782-7650 Village Office, 216 Brown Blvd, Brownville 13615
Brownville-Glen Park Library Ass'n CANDY WILBE 788-7889 216 Brown Blvd, Brownville 13615
Dexter Village Historian PAMELA KOSTYK 639-6977 417 Liberty St, Dexter 13634
Dexter Village Clerk PATRICIA LAMON 639-6260 Village Office, PO Box 62, Dexter 13634
Dexter Free Library SUZETTE CUMMOLLETTI 639-6785 120 E Kirby, Dexter 13634
Glen Park Village Clerk CONSTANCE HOARD 782-4508 116 E Main St, Brownville 13615



The Lyme Heritage Center

Contact person:
Phyllis Putnam


Cemeteries in the Town of Brownville

Brownville
Dexter
Ferry
Freeman
Guffins Bay
Ingalls
Kimball
Limerick
Luther Hill
Perch River
Pettit
Sherwins Bay
Stevens
Stone
Taylor


History of the Town of Brownville 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.

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

History of the Town of Brownville, taken fromA 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

Contributors to DURANT AND PEIRCE's 1878 History of Jefferson County


One of the oldest towns in Jefferson County, and the mother town for the northern tier of towns, Brownville was first settled by the pioneer Jacob Brown and his extended family in 1799. At its first organization, Brownville included all of present Brownville, as well as Pamelia, Lyme, Cape Vincent, Clayton, Orleans, and a part of the Town of Alexandria. Many pioneers first noted in the Town of Brownville were afterwards recorded in the Town of Orleans, or Lyme, or one of the others, without ever having moved.

Brownville is bounded by Lyme on the northwest, and continuing clockwise we find Clayton, Orleans, Pamelia, a bit of Watertown, with Hounsfield on the south. Brownville juts out into Lake Ontario with Pillar Point, Black River Bay on its south and Guffins Bay on the north. Its history is dominated by the Brown family, and the War of 1812. The main communities are Brownville, with the Jacob Brown mansion, Glen Park, now a suburb of the city of Watertown, and Dexter, once a paper mill town, all three on the Black River. Limerick and the hamlet of Perch River round out the settlements.


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


ACRES OF LAND
  Improved                  26,636
  Unimproved                 8,216

VALUATION
  Real Estate               682,600
  Personal Property          75,300
  Total                     757,900

POPULATION
  Males                       1,808
  Females                     1,861

Number of Dwellings             687

Number of Families              722

Freeholders                     360

SCHOOLS

  Number of Districts            21

  Children Taught             1,529

LIVE STOCK

  Horses                      1,090

  Working Oxen and Calves     1,493

  Cows                        2,752

  Sheep                       3,582

  Swine                       1,366

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

  Bushels of Grain

    Winter                   14,178

    Spring                  121,802 1/2

  Tons of Hay                 5,096

  Bushels of Potatoes         9,663

  Bushels of Apples          10,490

  Dairy Products            

    Pounds of Butter         267,182

    Pounds of Cheese         118,655

YARDS OF DOMESTIC MANUFACTURE  2,382


Names of the early settlers

Ackerman, Daniel *
Ackerman, Robert
Adams, Henry
Aman, Andrew F.
Avery, Frederick *
Avery, Richardson *
Babcock, Jesse
Ball, Eleazer *
Bates, Caleb J. *
Baxter, John *
Bell, James A.
Blood, Jacob
Blood, Joel
Brawt, Andrew
Britton, Calvin
Britton, Luther
Britton, Lyman
Britton, Otis
Britton, Samuel
Broadt, Philip
Brott, Nicholas
Brown, Benjamin *
Brown, George
Brown, Greenlief
Brown, Jacob
Brown, Samuel *
Brown, Simeon
Burlingame, Asahel
Burr, Noahdiah
Carpenter, Jeremiah *
Cathcart, John
Chase, Asenath
Cole, John *
Cole, Moses
Collins, Isaac *
Collins, John W. *
Conklin, Ezekiel
COOL, Benjamin R.
Day, Isaac
Delemater, Henry A.*
Desmore, Antoine
Diefendorff, Daniel H.
Dillin, William
Douglas, Alexander
Douglas, James
Douglass, James
Douglas, John
Eaton, Joshua
Emerson, Dustin
Emerson, Elijah
Emerson, Jonathan
Evans, Ethni *
FEDERLY, Daniel
Fish, Sylvanus *
Folsom *
Fowler, Riley
Fredenburgh, Henry S.
Fuller, Lester
Gibbs, Alvin A.
HASTINGS, Laura
Hursley, Kendall
Ingalls, Peter *
Ingalls, Solomon *
JONES, Rachel
Kane, Uriel
KELSEY, Susan
Kilborn, Jacob
Kirby, Edmund
Knap, Thomas S.
Knox, William
Langworthy, Sanford *
Little, Shubael
Loomis, Thomas
Lord, William
Luther, Isaac *
Lyttle, David
MAITLAND, William
MAXON, Lois
Moffatt, Alexander
Moffatt, Alexander Jr
Moffatt, Aquilla
Moffatt, Hosea
Moffatt, Isaac *
Moffatt, Jonathan
Moffatt, Melvin *
Moyer, Solomon
Orvis, Ira
Parker, Nancy
Peck, Eliphalet *
Peck, Nathaniel
Peck, Samuel
Phelps, Jeremiah
Pool, Sylvanus
Pratt, Peter *
Preston, Ozias *
Pride, James
Putnam, Abijah *
Reed, Luther *
Reed, Samuel *
Rhodes, Joseph
Robbins, Hosea
Rogers, Elisha
Rogers, George
Rogers, William *
Rounds, George *
Rowe, Ferdinand
Seeber, Henry W.
Shelley, John P.
Shelly, Samuel
Sherwin &
Shew, Aaron
Shew, Jacob
Skinner, Alanson
Smith, Elias
Smith, Ely
Smith, Hugh
Smith, Richard *
Smith, Robert
Spicer, Henry
Sprague, Horatio *
Sprague, Frederick *
Stanley, Stephen *
Starr, Samuel *
Stearns, Samuel
Stone, Jesse *
Stone, Solon
Swayze, Henry
Timmerman, Nancy C.
TYLER, Irene Heaton
Van Allen, Mindred
Van Allen, Richard
Van de Walker, Maria
Waffle, George *
Wallace, David
Ward, Henry James*
Webb, Jonathan *
Webb, Lewis *
Webb, Silas *
Webb, William *
Webb, William Jr *
Welch, Charles
Wheeler, James
White, Hazael
Wilcox, Silas Philatus
Wilson, Abner *
Wilson, Leonard *
Winegar, Jeremiah
Wood, John T.
Woolsey, James Lloyd
York, William


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


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