|Town Clerk||KRISTIN A. BENNER||(B)232-2522, (H)232-2475||Main St; PO Box 523, Rodman 13682|
|Town Historian||REBECCA STONE||(H)232-2486||21355 Co Rd 69, Rodman 13682|
A List of People who contributed information concerning the Town of Rodman in 1878 to Durant and Peirce's History of Jefferson County
History of the Town of Rodman from "RAY'S PLACE" transcribed from OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE by EDGAR C. EMERSON, 1898
History of the Town of Rodman, 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
The Town of Rodman is one of the six southern towns, with the Towns of Worth and Lorraine on its south, Adams, the mother town, to the west, and the Town of Watertown on its north. Rodman borders Lewis County on the east. Rodman, first called Harrison from an early proprietor, was formed from Adams 24 March 1804, Adams having been created from Mexico two years earlier.
Settlements in Rodman at one time included Rodman village, Unionville, also called Zoar, and Whitesville, all located from west to east along Sandy Creek. Lesser centers were Whitford's Corners, alternatively known as West Rodman or Toad Hollow, and Tremaine Corners.
From the 1864 Jefferson County Atlas: a summary of statistics for Rodman ACRES OF LAND Improved 15,749 Unimproved 6,848 VALUATION Real Estate 522,530 Personal Property 138,950 Total 661,480 POPULATION Males 960 Females 958 Number of Dwellings 340 Number of Families 380 Freeholders 319 SCHOOLS Number of Districts 13 Children Taught 584 LIVE STOCK Horses 540 Working Oxen and Calves 1,200 Cows 2,149 Sheep 2,830 Swine 896 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS Bushels of Grain Winter 2,018 Spring 68,289 Tons of Hay 3,972 Bushels of Potatoes 11,964 Bushels of Apples 12,716 Dairy Products Pounds of Butter 181,235 Pounds of Cheese 121,325 YARDS OF DOMESTIC MANUFACTURE 2,179
Names of the Early Settlers
BROWN, James Wilder
CRANDALL, William P.
FLINT, WILLIAM A.
|SMITH, JESSE |
STONE, CYRUS H.
TAYLOR, David (will)
TODD, DANIEL Jr
TODD, ENOCH L.
TRACY, WINSLOW G.
WOOLWORTH, Frank W.
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