TOWN OF CAPE VINCENT



A detailed 1864 town MAP showing residents. (702K file)
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

CAPE VINCENT

OFFICE CONTACT PHONE ADDRESS
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 654-4400 Cape Vincent 13618
Cape Vincent Community Library LINDA VOORHEES 654-2132 157 North Real, Cape Vincent 13618

The Lyme Heritage Center

Contact person:
Phyllis Putnam


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.

History of the Town of Cape Vincent from 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

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


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.


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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

Adams, Christopher
Ainsworth, Francis M.
Ainsworth, Henry
Ainsworth, Willard
Armstrong, Alex
Aubertine, Eurer
Aubertine, Jerome
Bacon, David
Bamford, Albert
Bates, Charles Henry
Bates, Samuel
Bedford, Cornelius
Bedford, Jacob
Bedford, Stephen
Berringer, Fidelis
Boden, Andre(Andrew)
Boden, George
Bogenschuetz, Christian
Borland, James
Bourcey, John F.
Branch, John
Brewster
Britton, Samuel
Brunet, Joseph
Buckley, James
Burnett, James
Butterfield, Orison
Butterfield, Zimri
Campbell, Sarah Maria
Carrier, Augustus
Carrier, Dr. Jere
Carrier, Jeremiah
Caton
Cole, Eddy
Connell, Terence
Constance, Lawrence
Cornaire, John
Cornaire, Simon
Cornwell, Daniel
Cross, Joseph
Cummings, Jonathan
Dezengremel, Raney P.
Docteur, Joseph Francois
Dodge, Elisha P.
Dodge, Thomas
Dunning, Eli L.
Esselstyn, John B.
Esselstyn, Richard M.
Estes, Benjamin
Fecker, George
Fortin, Julia Elizabeth
Fowles, Joshua
Fraley, Jacob
Gaige, Abner
Gaige, Philip
Gardner, Samuel
Gaulin, Louis-Elie
Gillette, Charles
Gray, Adam A.
Hadley, Ira
Hollenbeck, William
Hubbard, Abner
Hubbard, Barrett
Humphrey, John
Irvine, James C.
Judd, Elnathan
Knapp, Charles
Laird, John
Laniger, John
LAURENT, Toussaint
Loadwick, Christiann
Lobdell, Caleb
Londra, Mary
Mance, Felix
Mays, Joseph
Merchant, Francis
Merritt
Millen, Highland
Mills, Samuel F.
Nichol, Daniel
Nilles, John
Nugent, Nora
Peo, Joseph
Peugnet, Louis
PHELPS, DANIEL
Pigeon
Pool, Oliver
Potter(Porter?), Abby A.
Powell, Elias F.
Powers, Asahel
Powers, Phineas
Putnam, Abijah
Radley, Andrew
Reff, Peter
Rice, Daniel
Rice, Harlow
Rice, Leander
Robbins, James
Robertson, Otis
Rogers, Abner
Rosseau, John B.
Sackett
Schuler, David C.
Shaffer, Herman
Shaw, Thomas
Smith, Avery
Soper
Spinning, Daniel
Stedman, Luther
Stewart, John
Stumpf, John
Sweetman, Michael F.
Valliere, Charles Edward
Valliere, Maria Margaret
Van Nostrand, Jacob
Van Schaick, Michael
Vautrin, Alfred
Vincent, John
Wadsworth, Norman
WALLACE, Hamilton C.
Whitcomb, Aaron
Willey, Joseph
Woolaver, Jacob



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