|Town Historian||DORI KALEPROTH||629-0511||32272 County Rt 15; Evans Mills 13637|
|Town Clerk||PAULA SCHELL||785-9793||25859 NYS Rt 37, Watertown 13601|
History of the Town of Rutland, taken from A HISTORY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY by Durant & Peirce, published in 1878
A list of people who contributed to the history of the Town of Pamelia from The History of Jefferson County NY by Durant & Peirce published in 1878
|Town Historian||DORI KLAPROTH||315-629-0511||32272 Co Rt 15; Evans Mills 13637|
|Town Clerk5||PAULA SCHELL||315-785-9793||25859 NYS Rt 37, Watertown NY 13601|
Contributors for the History of the Town of Pamelia from THE HISTORY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY NY by Durant & Peirce, published in 1878
Named for the wife of Jacob Brown, hero of the War of 1812 and pioneer of the Town of Brownville, the Town of Pamelia was created 12 April 1819 from Brownville, though later a portion of the Town of Orleans was added to it. The name was briefly changed to Leander, but was soon returned to Pamelia. Perch Lake, one of the larger bodies of water within the county, lies on the northern border of Pamelia, and its extensive wetlands today constitute a state game management area.
Nearly the entire southern boundary of the town is occupied by the city of Watertown, some of the land for which was taken from Pamelia. The Town of Orleans shares Perch Lake on the north, the mother town of Brownville is on the west, and Le Ray is the eastern border of the town. Pamelia Four Corners is the only hamlet in the town, with its lovely limestone houses which are a trademark of the Town of Pamelia.
From the 1864 Jefferson County Atlas: a summary of statistics for Pamelia ACRES OF LAND Improved 19,810 Unimproved 3,836 VALUATION Real Estate 524,551 Personal Property 79,675 Total 604,226 POPULATION Males 1,349 Females 1,292 Number of Dwellings 432 Number of Families 475 Freeholders 223 SCHOOLS Number of Districts 12 Children Taught 884 LIVE STOCK Horses 584 Working Oxen and Calves 1,006 Cows 1,990 Sheep 1,687 Swine 891 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS Bushels of Grain Winter 8,885 Spring 61,779 Tons of Hay 4,729 Bushels of Potatoes 7,780 Bushels of Apples 1,529 Dairy Products Pounds of Butter 151,117 Pounds of Cheese 192,427 YARDS OF DOMESTIC MANUFACTURE 1,626
Names of the Early Settlers
|ACKER, PETER |
FAILING, John D.
GUNN, JOHN N. |
PARRISH, John, Jr.
PARRISH, John Lyman
RANDALL, Eliza Ann
RHODES, OBADIAH |
VAN NEST, NEHEMIAH
If you have any questions or comments about this page, please contact: Nancy DixonReturn to Jefferson County Genweb Page
Copyright 2009 Jefferson County NYGenWeb — a member of the NYGenWeb Project