A detailed 1864 town MAP showing residents.
An 1864 map of the Village of Cape Vincent
An 1864 map of The Hamlet of St. Lawrence Corners
1918 TOWN OF CAPE VINCENT FARM MAP
A list of POSTMASTERS in the town in existing and discontinued postoffices.
Town of Cape Vincent 1890 Census of Civil War Veterans
Civil War Soldiers Buried in the Town of Cape Vincent
NORTHERN NEW YORK BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1867-68 CAPE VINCENT
Family sketches from CHILD'S GAZETTEER for the town of Cape Vincent.
Child's Business Directory for the Town of Cape Vincent.
Haddock Family Sketches--Town of Cape Vincent
Bartlett's Cemetery Inscriptions for the Town of Cape Vincent.
Judd Cemetery, Cape Vincent
Vital Records 1847-1849 for the Town of Cape Vincent.
Ainsworth Marriages, Cape Vincent
|Town Historian||PETER MARGRAY||654-2898||31564 Burnt Rock Rd, Cape Vincent 13618|
|Town Clerk||ARLENE INGERSON||654-3795||Market St, PO Box 680, Cape Vincent 13618|
|Village Historian||JEANNE THOMPSON||654-4400||175 N James St, Cape Vincent 13618|
|Village Clerk||NANCY KNAPP||654-2533||Village Office; PO Box 337, Cape Vincent 13618|
|Cape Vincent Historical Museum||JEANNE THOMPSON||(315) 654-4400||175 North James St, Cape Vincent 13618|
|Cape Vincent Community Library||(315) 654-2132||157 North Real St, Cape Vincent 13618|
The Lyme Heritage Center
History of the Town of Cape Vincent 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 concerning the Town of Lyme in 1878 to Durant and Peirce's History of Jefferson County
History of the Town of Cape Vincent from Ray's Place, as found in OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE by EDGAR C. EMERSON, 1898
History of the Town of Cape Vincent, 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
Its French connection makes the history of the Town of Cape Vincent unique among Jefferson County townships. One of the last towns to be organized, it was formed from the Town of Lyme 10 April 1849, although its settlement began as early as 1801, with the arrival of Captain Abijah Putnam. Cape Vincent is the northwesternmost township of Jefferson County, being that part of New York State where Lake Ontario empties into the St. Lawrence River. For that reason, it has been the home of many river pilots, needed to guide vessels through the maze of the Thousand Islands. By land, it is bounded by the Town of Clayton on the east, and by Lyme on the south.
The population centers of Cape Vincent, as given in Child's Gazetteer of Jefferson County published in 1890, include Cape Vincent, the largest and the home of the town offices, St. Lawrence (also known locally as St. Lawrence Corners), Millen's Bay, Rosiere, and French Settlement, the latter two being heavily of French extraction in population.
For further Cape Vincent history
From the 1864 Jefferson County Atlas: a summary of statistics for Cape Vincent ACRES OF LAND Improved 20,631 Unimproved 10,561 3/4 VALUATION Real Estate 465,816 Personal Property 34,996 Total 500,812 POPULATION Males 1,843 Females 1,768 Number of Dwellings 611 Number of Families 664 Freeholders 463 SCHOOLS Number of Districts 14 Children Taught 1,393 LIVE STOCK Horses 899 Working Oxen and Calves 1,593 Cows 2,054 Sheep 2,050 Swine 1,280 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS Bushels of Grain Winter 7,892 Spring 88,427 3/4 Tons of Hay 4,736 1/2 Bushels of Potatoes 13,107 Bushels of Apples 9,419 Dairy Products Pounds of Butter 159,146 Pounds of Cheese 24,800 YARDS OF DOMESTIC MANUFACTURE 2,877
Names of the early settlers
Ainsworth, Francis M.
Bates, Charles Henry
Bourcey, John F.
Campbell, Sarah Maria
Carrier, Dr. Jere
Dezengremel, Raney P.
Docteur, Joseph Francois
Dodge, Elisha P.
Dunning, Eli L.
Esselstyn, John B.
Esselstyn, Richard M.
Fortin, Julia Elizabeth
Gray, Adam A.
Irvine, James C.
Mills, Samuel F.
Potter(Porter?), Abby A.
Powell, Elias F.
Reff, Peter |
Rosseau, John B.
Schuler, David C.
Sweetman, Michael F.
Valliere, Charles Edward
Valliere, Maria Margaret
Van Nostrand, Jacob
Van Schaick, Michael
WALLACE, Hamilton C.
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