CHILD'S GAZETTEER OF JEFFERSON COUNTY


The following family group descriptions are adapted from Hamilton Child's "Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N.Y.", published in 1890. The families are arranged alphabetically by township, and wherever possible, a link has been made to a Jefferson County Pioneer. We welcome any corrections and additions to the information presented.

This project has only been made possible through the efforts of several volunteers, directed by Shirley Farone, who has been a behind-the-scenes participant in this website from the very beginning. The original idea came from Sharon Patchett, who is also giving her time to the project. Sisters Marcia Alary and Barbara Britt, both of whom have been volunteering on other projects for the website, are also working on this. Gary Roe was one of the first to get his work in. We are grateful to each of them for making this material so easily available. More volunteers have made contributions as the task proceeded. Sharon Lagendyk's work has been extremely accurate and timely. Mark Wentling has undertaken a special project connected with the gazetteer. Eleanor Burrows here in Jefferson County, and Melinda Cornwell in Alaska are our newest volunteers.

The gazetteer is by town. We have provided a separate page for the Child's information for each town. These pages can be accessed by the clicks below or by a click from the town page.


ADAMS ALEXANDRIA ANTWERP BROWNVILLE
CAPE VINCENT CHAMPION CLAYTON ELLISBURGH
HENDERSON HOUNSFIELD LERAY LORRAINE
LYME ORLEANS PAMELIA PHILADELPHIA
RODMAN RUTLAND THERESA WATERTOWN
CITY OF WATERTOWN WILNA WORTH  

CHILD'S MAPS

Attached to the original Childs Gazetteer is a map of Jefferson County. This map is later than the 1864 Atlas which we have used for the various towns. It has no names. Instead, each road is numbered, and the numbers correspond to those given for locations in each individual biography. The map allows the user to find the general site, but does not pinpoint the location as does the 1864 Atlas.

For ease in downloading, we have divided the map into north and south portions, with enough overlap to insure that no one is left out. Despite this, and other efforts to make them more manageable, the maps still will take several minutes to download. They are comparable with the Town of Ellisburgh map. The northern portion is approximately 900k, while the southern portion is slightly smaller, at roughly 850k. We feel that these maps are a useful addition to the text, because the road numbers given in the gazetteer have been superseded by modern numbering.

NORTHERN PORTION CHILD'S MAP (922K)
SOUTHERN PORTION CHILD'S MAP (845K)


CHILD'S TOWN HISTORIES - by SHIRLEY FARONE



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