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
|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|
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.
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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