|Town Historian||MARLENE M. HUNTER||PO Box 82, Belleville 13611|
|Town Clerk||DEBBIE PAYNE||846-5138||Town Hall, PO Box 113, Ellisburg 13636|
|Ellisburg Free Library||SHEILA BETTINGER||846-5087||Ellisburg, 13636|
|Philomathean Free Library||LYDIA MILLER||Belleville 13611|
|Ellisburg Village Clerk||DEBBIE PAYNE||846-5161||Village Office, PO Box 116, Ellisburg 13636|
|Mannsville Village Historian||ELLEN MILLER||465-4191||Box 126, Mannsville 13661|
|Mannsville Free Library||MARY SNYDER||465-4049||PO Box 156, Mannsville 13661|
|Mannsville Village Clerk||CYNTHIA WOOD||465-5515||Village Office, PO Box 153, Mannsville 13661|
This town was part of the Town of Mexico, until 1803, when it became a separate jurisdiction of Oneida County. It then included what is now the Town of Henderson, which was set off 17 February 1806, leaving Ellisburg some 67 square miles of territory. Thus Ellisburgh is bordered by Lake Ontario on the west, Towns of Henderson and Adams on the North, Lorraine on the east, and the remainder of its boundary is Oswego County. Created a township 22 February 1803, it boasted some of the earliest settlers in Jefferson County. Settlements included Ellisburgh, Belleville, whose Union Academy was the main educational institution of its time for the area, and Mannsville, all of which still maintain postoffices. Lesser hamlets are Pierrepont Manor, Woodville, Wardwell Settlement, and Rural Hill.
From the 1864 Jefferson County Atlas: a summary of statistics for Ellisburg ACRES OF LAND Improved 36,327 3/4 Unimproved 12,242 1/2 VALUATION Real Estate 1,325,762 Personal Property 111,510 Total 1,437,272 POPULATION Males 2,847 Females 2,832 Number of Dwellings 1,211 Number of Families 1,060 Freeholders 831 SCHOOLS Number of Districts 30 Children Taught 1,958 LIVE STOCK Horses 1,472 Working Oxen and Calves 3,312 Cows 3,761 Sheep 4,260 Swine 2,445 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS Bushels of Grain Winter 23,170 1/2 Spring 214,699 1/4 Tons of Hay 6,386 1/2 Bushels of Potatoes 34,662 Bushels of Apples 50,656 Dairy Products Pounds of Butter 261,311 Pounds of Cheese 342,465 YARDS OF DOMESTIC MANUFACTURE 4,154
Names of the early settlers
Barton, Thomas J.
Bigelow, Horatio N.
Calkins, Rhoda N.
Chamberlain, Electra Rachel
Cook, Willard Littlefield
Edgerton, James M.
Hicks, Stephen Alpheus
Hines, Thomas W.
Kennedy, Thomas W.
Rice, Franklin A.
Rust, Charlotte H. B.
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Walker, William W.
Whipple, Pardon T.
Wright, Mary Elvira
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