TOWN OF HOUNSFIELD




A detailed 1864 town MAP showing residents. (702K file)
An 1864 map of The Village of Sackets Harbor
1918 TOWN OF HOUNSFIELD FARM MAP

Hough's History--Town of Hounsfield (in Part)
"The Old Historic Village Awakening" (Sackets Harbor, from Shirley Farone's site)

A list of POSTMASTERS in the town in existing and discontinued postoffices.
1810 Census--Town of Hounsfield

Town of Hounsfield 1890 Census of Civil War Veterans
Civil War Soldiers Buried in the Town of Hounsfield
Town of Hounsfield Civil War Enlistments

American Local History Network Hounsfield
NORTHERN NEW YORK BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1867-68 SACKETTS HARBOR

Family sketches from CHILD'S GAZETTEER for the town of Hounsfield.

Child's Business Directory for the Town of Hounsfield.

Haddock Family Sketches--Town of Hounsfield


Bartlett's Cemetery Inscriptions for the Town of Hounsfield.

Vital Records 1847-1849 for the Town of Hounsfield.


HOUNSFIELD

OFFICE CONTACT PHONE ADDRESS
Town Historians ROBERT & JEANNIE BRENNAN 107 E. Washington Street, Sackets Harbor 13685
Town Clerk DIANE M. NIER (B)782-6380(H)646-2073 14202 Co Rt 75, Sackets Harbor 13685
E Hounsfield Free Library MARY FARRINGTON 788-0637 Arsenal St Rd, Watertown 13601
Sackets Harbor Village Clerk LISA GREGORY 646-3548 Village Office, PO Box 335, Sackets Harbor 13685
Sackets Harbor Village Historian BOB & JEANNIE BRENNAN 646-3663 106 Hounsfield, Sackets Harbor 13685
Hay Memorial Library TONI ELLINGER 646-2228 101 S Broad St, Sackets Harbor 13685
Pickering Beach Museum JEANNIE BRENNAN 646-2815 501 W Main St, Sackets Harbor 13685
Sackets Harbor Historical Society MARY JO DEANS (B)646-1708(H)646-2757 100 W Main St, Sackets Harbor 13685


On 20 Jun 1801, Augustus Sacket bought the land now comprising the Town of Hounsfield. He named the new town after an Englishman, Ezra Hounsfield, a businessman who once owned the southern part of the township. Mr Sackett began at once to make improvements in the town, and to build himself one of the most pretentious houses in the area. February 17, 1806, the town was created. Hounsfield is best known for its historical connection with the War of 1812, a battle of which was fought at Sacketts Harbor, which was one of the best known Great Lakes ports of its day. Madison Barracks, still standing, were built of stone to house troops of the War of 1812. It was the center of operations during the embargo period and the War of 1812. Perhaps four fifths of the town's population of 1200 suffered some loss during that war.

Hounsfield lies in the center of the western boundary of Jefferson county, and is bounded north and west by the Black River and by Black River and Henderson Bays, and is thus washed by the waters of Lake Ontario. It includes the Galloup Islands, one over 2,000 acres and the other about 48; Stony Island of some 1,500 acres, and Calf Island, some 34 acres. The Town of Brownville is to the north of Hounsfield, the Town of Watertown to the east, while Adams and Henderson are on its south.

East Hounsfield and Sackets Harbor are the only centers of population within its borders, but Dexter and Brownville are on its borders. Camp's Mills was once a hamlet.


History of the Town of Hounsfield 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 Hounsfield from "RAY'S PLACE"from OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE by EDGAR C. EMERSON, 1898

History of the Town of Hounsfield, taken fromA 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

A List of People who contributed information concerning the Town of Hounsfield in 1878 to Durant and Peirce's History of Jefferson County


For a Sacketts Harbor Chronology
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From the 1864 Jefferson County Atlas: a summary of statistics for Hounsfield

ACRES OF LAND
  Improved                   21,622
  Unimproved                  6,168 3/4

VALUATION
  Real Estate               455,213
  Personal Property          83,750
  Total                     538,963

POPULATION
  Males                       1,656
  Females                     1,595

Number of Dwellings             627

Number of Families              640

Freeholders                     443

SCHOOLS

  Number of Districts            17

  Children Taught             1,221

LIVE STOCK

  Horses                        908

  Working Oxen and Calves     1,227

  Cows                        1,842 

  Sheep                       4,021

  Swine                         959

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

  Bushels of Grain

    Winter                   17,686 1/2

    Spring                   84,772 1/2

  Tons of Hay                 3,982

  Bushels of Potatoes        12,588

  Bushels of Apples          10,147

  Dairy Products            
    Pounds of Butter        148,966

    Pounds of Cheese         60,118

YARDS OF DOMESTIC MANUFACTURE 1,878


Names of the Early Settlers

Allen, Ebenezer
Ames, Horace
Arnold, Daniel
Ashby, Sarah
Ashby, William
Barker, Nathan
Bates, Samuel
Bates, Samuel Jr.
Bell, Hannah
Berry/Barrie, Charles
Broadbent, Thomas
Buss, Loren
Conklin, Daniel
Coster, Henry
Doolittle, Hezekiah
Dorchester, Alexander
Evans, John
Evans, William
Fawdrey, Daniel
Field, Elijah
Fox, Amasa
Goodrich, Jeremiah
Graham, Gouverneur M.
Harbridge, James
Harris, John
Hinman, Theron
Holden, Timothy
Holloway, Daniel
Houghton, Sally
Hulbert/Hollibut, Amasa
Inglehart, Ira
Ives, Erastus
Ives, Jonathan
Ives, Titus
Jenks, George Washington
Joiner, Asahel
Knowlton, Joseph
Ladd, Elisha
Landon, Joseph
Lane, Thomas
Luff, Edmund
Luff, Jesse
Luff, Joseph
Luff, Samuel
Luff, Samuel Jr
Merritt, David
Metcalf, Henry
Metcalf, William
Morsman, Oliver
Mcwayne, Josiah
Patrick, John
Pease, Ambrose
Pease, William C.
Phelps, John W.
Reed, Daniel
Resseguie, Samuel
Robbins, Asher
Robbins, Austin
Robbins, Joshua
Robbins, Robert
Robbins, Solomon
Root, John
Rowlson/Roulison, Uriah
Sacket, Augustus
Sherman, Eunice
Sherwin, Azariah P.
Simmons, Stephen
Slater, Stephen
Sloman, George
Smith, Daniel
Spicer, David
Spicer, Thomas
Stoodley, William
Taylor, Emeline
Tisdale, George L.
Tyler, Ezra
WARING, William
WARREN, Thomas
Washburn, Stephen
Westcott, Palmer
Wilder, Jotham
Wright, Thomas


Another List of Hounsfield Pioneers




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