|Town Historian||TED SCHOFIELD||649 - 2533||PO Box 57, Chaumont, NY 13622|
|Town Clerk||KIM WALLACE||649-2788||Main St; PO Box 66; Chaumont 13622|
|Chaumont Village Clerk||PAULA RADLEY||649-2900||Village Office, PO Box 297, Chaumont 13622|
|Lyme Free Library||PATTI HUGHES||649-5454||Main St; PO Box 369, Chaumont 13622|
|Lyme Heritage Center||JULIA GOSIER||649-5452||28589 Empie Rd. Three Mile Bay 13693|
Our location for research is 8718 County Route 5, in the yellow grange building on the corner of Academy and Depot Streets in Three Mile Bay.
1. Roster of Jefferson Country’s Absent Sons and Daughters. An alphabetized list of about 4,000 people who left the county before 1905, the town they moved from and town to which they moved. ......................................... ......$18.00 + $3.50 S. & H.
2. Ernest Cook Vol. 1. Compilation of Ernest Cook’s interviews with Jefferson County’s elders. Series such as: “Talks with Men of the North Country,” “The famed Goodenough School,” and “Forgotten Post Offices.” This last series is especially useful for the genealogist because Cook names all the families who received mail at these remote locations. One hundred and twenty articles, 118 pages, with index ................................................$18.00 + $3.50 S. & H.
3. Ernest Cook, Vol. II in this volume there are a total of 100 articles; 42 on Theresa, 10 on the French nobility in the north country, 5 on the Edus emigration which tells why and how the non-noble left Europe, 15 articles on the Champion area, 28 on the Scotch Pioneers. There are 113 pages, many of them retyped for easier reading. With index ................$18.00 + $3.50 S. & H.
4. Ernest Cook, Vol. III. One hundred nineteen pages, completely retyped for easy reading, with 30 articles from March 1910 to July 1929, many on Chippewa Bay area. Cooks’s technique was to interview the elders of a community. If he were interviewing an 80 year old in 1920, the man would have been born in 1840 and could give an oral history of the area from those early days. With index ....................$18.00 + $3.50 S.& H.
5. Ernest Cook, Vol. IV. Thirty three articles, 117 pages, completely retyped for easy reading. There are articles on some of the famous names in the ountered in this uninhabited region.With Index .. $18.00 + $3.50 S. & H.
6. Ernest Cook, Vol V. Forty articles, 128 completely retyped pages, from August 1929 to November 1929, mostly on the Rossie, Hammond, Theresa areas...........................................$18.00 + $3.50 S.&H.
7. Ernest Cook, Vol. VI. Forty one articles, 121 completely retyped pages, including a 13 article series on the Copley's of Chaumont and Antwerp, a 17 article series on the Town of Lyme and an 11 article series on Point Peninsula. .......$18.00 + $3.50 S. & H
8. Point Salubrious 1802 - 2006 by Clara Van Doren. Includes 169 color pictures. ........$32.00 + $3.50 S&H
9 Schermerhorn Park Memories by Frank Schermerhorn Silver. Special Order .......$16.00 + $3.50 S. & H.
10. The Historical Journal of John Bedford. A gripping saga of the difficult life of the pioneer in what was a nearly uninhabited Northern New York State. This is the story of Bedford’s life between 1810 and 1844 .......$25.00 + $4.50 S. &. H.
11. The Founding of the Schools in Lyme and the Pioneers who Built Them, by Joyce Lance. Includes a 3,000+ item index .......$22.00 + $3.50 S. & H.12. Follow the North Shore by Joyce Lance. Stories of the Early Settlers of Point Peninsula... $18.00 + $3.50 S. &H.
13. History of the Town of Lyme by Charles R. and Harriet L. Knapp. Booklet .......$5.00 + $2.50 S. & H.
14. The “Ciscoe Chasers” of Chaumont Bay, Booklet. .......$5.00 + $2.50 S. & H.
15. A Historical Sketch of the Town of Cape Vincent, by Elizur N. Pratt, Booklet .......$5.00 + $2.50 S. & H.
16. Chaumont History through Old Postcards. There are about 80 old postcards of old Chaumont with commentary .....$15.00 + $3.00 S. & H.
17. Recipes and Reminiscences. Olde time recipes, curiosities, and pictures. ....... 10.00 + $3.50 S. & H.
18. Chaumont History through Old Postcards. About 80 old postcards of the Village of Chaumont with commentary. ....... $15.00 + $3.00 S. & H.
Be prepared to pay copying and mailing costs. Lyme Heritage has NO governmental support. A small donation may hurry your request, but understand that members of the extremely small staff have many other calls on their time, so be patient and courteous. As always, those two virtues bring their own reward!
In 1801, James D. Le Ray, at one time owner of much of Jefferson County, sent his agents to sell land in the present Town of Lyme. Traveling from Ulster County, they first went to Oswego, from whence they sailed to Chaumont Bay, following Mr. Le Ray's instructions, and then up the Chaumont River two and a half miles to found one of the first settlements north of the Black River. When they came back the next year, 1802, they found their first settlement flooded, and went on to settle what is now the village of Chaumont, surveying and laying out the village.
The township was created 6 March 1818, containing all of present day Lyme as well as Cape Vincent and a piece of Clayton. Today's Lyme covers about fifty square miles, and lies north of the Town of Brownville, west of Clayton and south of Cape Vincent. Chaumont Bay, with Point Salubrious, Three Mile Point and Point Peninsula, gives the Town of Lyme a long waterfront, today crowded with summer homes. Guffin's Bay is shared by the Towns of Brownville and Lyme. Cherry Island, about 108 acres, lies about half a mile off Point Salubrious, in Chaumont Bay. The principal waterways are Three Mile Creek (once called Horse Creek) and the Chaumont River, which reaches from Lyme through Clayton and into the Town of Orleans.
Centers of population include Chaumont, the chief village, Three Mile Bay village at the mouth of Three Mile Creek, and Wilcoxville, a small hamlet on the east side of Point Peninsula.
From the 1864 Jefferson County Atlas: a summary of statistics for Lyme ACRES OF LAND Improved 20,803 Unimproved 8,109 VALUATION Real Estate 380,453 Personal Property 38,734 Total 419,187 POPULATION Males 1,385 Females 1,353 Number of Dwellings 416 Number of Families 580 Freeholders 325 SCHOOLS Number of Districts 17 Children Taught 987 LIVE STOCK Horses 857 Working Oxen and Calves 1,370 Cows 1,716 Sheep 2,379 Swine 982 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS Bushels of Grain Winter 5,306 Spring 120,380 1/2 Tons of Hay 4,731 Bushels of Potatoes 6,870 Bushels of Apples 4,475 Dairy Products Pounds of Butter 120,497 Pounds of Cheese 91,716 YARDS OF DOMESTIC MANUFACTURE 2,289
Names of the Early Settlers
ANGEL, David W.
BARNES, George A.
BARNES, George H.
COMBS, George W.
CROSSELMAN, Frederick Jr
DUNHAM, Noah Sr
EMPEY/EMPIE, Jacob P.
FALL, Henry Hatevil
FOX, Christopher |
GAIGE, P. P.
GRANNIS, Samuel J.
MAYHEW, Peter V.
RECTOR, Peter |
ST. ORES, Jacob
WATKINS, RANSOM D.
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