JEFFERSON COUNTY

TOWN OF LYME



A detailed 1864 town MAP showing residents. (661K file)
An 1864 map of Three Mile Bay
1918 TOWN OF LYME FARM MAP
Hough's History--Town of Lyme

A list of POSTMASTERS in the town in existing and discontinued postoffices.
Town of Lyme 1890 Census of Civil War Veterans
Civil War Soldiers Buried in the Town of Lyme
NORTHERN NEW YORK BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1867-68
LYME
THREE MILE BAY

Family sketches from CHILD'S GAZETTEER for the town of Lyme.
Child's Business Directory for the Town of Lyme.
Haddock Family Sketches--Town of Lyme

Bartlett's Cemetery Inscriptions for the Town of Lyme.
Vital Records 1847-1849 for the Town of Lyme.

Listing of Civil War service records for the Town of Lyme
Lyme Civil War Index

TOWN OF LYME

OFFICE CONTACT PHONE ADDRESS
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

The Lyme Heritage Center

Contact person:
Julia Gosier, telephone (315) 649-5454,
US mail: 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.

Books available from Lyme Heritage Center:

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.

PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
See also


Lyme Heritage Center Family Files

We are fortunate to have a complete listing of the family files held by Lyme Heritage Center in Chaumont, Town of Lyme. They are being added to continually. This list was prepared by the staff of Lyme Heritage Center. Some cautions in using the list: every surname is listed, but many have very little information, perhaps an obituary, or a wedding notice. On the other hand, someone may have donated a family group sheet or a complete family history. There is no guarantee that the person you are looking for, even though she has the same unusual surname listed, will appear in this family file.

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!


History of the Town of Lyme 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.

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

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

History of the Town of Lyme, 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


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

ALYSWORTH, James
ANGEL, David W.
BARNES, Daniel
BARNES, George A.
BARNES, George H.
BECKER, Cornelius
BLODGETT, Almond
BLODGETT, Archippas
BLODGETT, William
BOWERS, Zachariah
CASSELMAN, Frederick
COLLINS, Lester
COLLINS, Linus
COMBS, George W.
COOL, Jonathan
COOLEY, James
CROSSELMAN, Frederick
CROSSELMAN, Frederick Jr
CROSSELMAN, Joseph
CROSSELMAN, Richard
DAULELY, Zimri
DUNHAM, Noah Sr
EMPEY/EMPIE, Jacob P.
FALL, Henry Hatevil
FENTON, Eleazer
FISH, Samuel
FISHER, Stephen
FOX, Christopher
GAIGE, LAURENCE
GAIGE, P. P.
GARRISON, Peter
GETMAN, FREDERICK
GETMAN, HENRY
GETMAN, VOLKERT
GRANNIS, Samuel J.
HEWITT, LEBBEUS
HEWITT, William
HOLBROOK, Daniel
HORTON, Cornelius
HORTON, Henry
HUBBARD, Adeline
INMAN, Ira
KINGSLEY, JAMES
KLOCK, Harvey
KLOCK, Henry
KLOCK, Thomas
KNAPP, JOHN
KNAPP, JOHN
MAIN(E), Joshua
MAYHEW, Peter V.
MAYHEW, WILLIAM
McGRAW, James
MINOR, BRITTLE
MINOR, ROE
MOUNT, John
MOUNT, Wilson
NORTHRUP, CLARK
PERSONS, NATHAN
RECTOR, Peter
RICHIE, WILLIAM
ROGERS, RALPH
RUSSELL, REUBEN
RYDER, DAVID
RYDER, JOSEPH
SCHUYLER, John
SELTER, Jeremiah
SHAVELEAR, Martha
SMITH, Hezekiah
SNELL, Nancy
ST. ORES, Jacob
TAFT, SILAS
THOMAS, HENRY
THOMPSON, Phebe/Phoebe
TREMPER, DANIEL
TREMPER, DANIEL
TREMPER, JOHN
WARNER, NATHANIEL
WATKINS, R.D.
WATKINS, RANSOM D.
WELLS, ISAAC
WILCOX, Betsey
WILCOX, Charles
WILCOX, Ephraim
WILCOX, John
WILCOX, Oliver
WILCOX, William
WILSON, Warren
YORAN, James



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