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
1863 Civil war draft and exemption list
Town of Brownville Civil War Enlistments
NORTHERN NEW YORK BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1867-68
Family sketches from CHILD'S GAZETTEER for the town of Brownville.
Child's Business Directory for the Town of Brownville.
Haddock's Family Sketches - Town of Brownville.
Bartlett's Cemetery Inscriptions for the Town of Brownville.
Vital Records 1847-1849 for the Town of Brownville.
|Town Clerk||Website||(315) 639-6266||16431 Star Schoolhouse Rd, Brownville NY 13634|
|Town Historian||JUNE McCARTIN||(315) 639-6266||16431 Star Schoolhouse Rd, Brownville NY 13634|
|Brownville Village Clerk||Website||(315) 782-7650||Village Office, 216 Brown Blvd, Brownville NY 13615|
|Brownville Village Historian||THOMAS BARKER||(315) 489-1856||P.O. Box 536, Brownville NY 13615|
|Brownville-Glen Park Library||CANDY WILDE||(315) 788-7889||216 Brown Blvd, Brownville NY 13615|
|Dexter Village Clerk||Website||(315) 639-6260||Village Office, PO Box 62, Dexter 13634|
|Dexter Village Historian||PAMELA KOSTYK||(315) 639-6977||417 Liberty St, Dexter NY 13634|
|Dexter Free Library||
||(315) 639-6785||120 East Kirby St, Dexter NY 13634|
|Glen Park Village Clerk||CONSTANCE HOARD||(315) 782-4508||116 East Main St, Brownville NY 13615|
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 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.
A List of People who contributed information about the Town of Brownville in 1878 to Durant and Peirce's History of Jefferson County
History of the Town of Brownville, from Durant and Peirce's History of Jefferson County, 1878.
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 * |
Aman, Andrew F.
Avery, Frederick *
Avery, Richardson *
Ball, Eleazer *
Bates, Caleb J. *
Baxter, John *
Bell, James A.
Brown, Benjamin *
Brown, Samuel *
Carpenter, Jeremiah *
Cole, John *
Collins, Isaac *
Collins, John W. *
COOL, Benjamin R.
Delemater, Henry A.*
Diefendorff, Daniel H.
Evans, Ethni *
Fish, Sylvanus *
Fredenburgh, Henry S.
Gibbs, Alvin A.
Ingalls, Peter *
Ingalls, Solomon *
Knap, Thomas S.
Langworthy, Sanford *
|Luther, Isaac *
Moffatt, Alexander Jr
Moffatt, Isaac *
Moffatt, Melvin *
Peck, Eliphalet *
Pratt, Peter *
Preston, Ozias *
Putnam, Abijah *
Reed, Luther *
Reed, Samuel *
Rogers, William *
Rounds, George *
Seeber, Henry W.
Shelley, John P.
Shew, Aaron |
Smith, Richard *
Sprague, Horatio *
Sprague, Frederick *
Stanley, Stephen *
Starr, Samuel *
Stone, Jesse *
Timmerman, Nancy C.
TYLER, Irene Heaton
Van Allen, Mindred
Van Allen, Richard
Van de Walker, Maria
Waffle, George *
Ward, Henry James*
Webb, Jonathan *
Webb, Lewis *
Webb, Silas *
Webb, William *
Webb, William Jr *
Wilcox, Silas Philatus
Wilson, Abner *
Wilson, Leonard *
Wood, John T.
Woolsey, James Lloyd
NOTE! Names marked with an asterisk (*) are taken from Edgar C. Emerson's OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE, published 1898.
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