JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK

TOWN OF RUTLAND


Rutland Map


A detailed 1864 town MAP showing residents.
An 1864 map of Black River
An 1864 map of The Hamlet of Felts Mills
An 1864 map of The Hamlet of Tylerville
1918 TOWN OF RUTLAND FARM MAP


A list of POSTMASTERS in the town in existing and discontinued postoffices.


1810 Census - Town of Rutland


Town of Rutland 1890 Census of Civil War Veterans
Civil War Soldiers Buried in the Town of Rutland

1863 Civil war draft and exemption list


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


Bartlett's Cemetery Inscriptions for the Town of Rutland.
Town of Rutland Cemeteries - link to another website
Vital Records 1847-1849 for the Town of Rutland.


RUTLAND

OFFICE CONTACT PHONE ADDRESS EMAIL
Town Clerk LIZ BERGHORN 788-3440 28411 NYS Rt 126, Black River 13612 rutland1@imcnet.net
Town Historian WILLIAM REICHARD 773-5179 28411 NYS Rt 126, Black River 13612 rutland1@imcnet.net


Four Rivers Historical Society

P.O. Box 504
Carthage, NY 13619
(315)773-5133
Website

Organized in 1977, this society averages over 600 members, and has microfilmed the Carthage Republican newspaper. The microfilm is deposited in the Carthage Library. They have published books. Their holdings include a working chapel, and a one room school. Carthage lies on the border of Lewis County, so that the society covers part of Lewis as well as the western townships of Jefferson County. The society collects material from three central school districts, the Copenhagen Central, Carthage Central, and Indian River school districts. This area includes parts of the townships of Theresa, Philadelphia, Antwerp, Le Ray, Wilna, and Champion. Their 21 directors represent the various communities within this area.


History of the Town of Rutland 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 Rutland from "Ray's Place", as found in OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE by EDGAR C. EMERSON, 1898.

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

History of the Town of Rutland, from Durant and Peirce's History of Jefferson County, 1878.

History of the Town of Rutland, taken from A 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.


Settled early and fairly quickly, the Town of Rutland attracted many people from New England. As early as 1800, a developer built a road into the interior of the town, and then disposed of two thirds of the land in less than four years. He kept a list of the purchasers, which forms the basis for our list of pioneers.

Rutland lies just east of the city and Town of Watertown, south of Le Ray and thus on the border of Fort Drum military reservation, and west of the Town of Champion. Its southern border is Lewis County. Black River flows along its northern border, at first supporting grist and lumber mills at places whose names later became Felts Mills and Black River. Settlers in the northern part of the county could, from a high place, "look away south to the Rutland Hills."

The township derived its name from Rutland, Vermont, from whence many of the early settlers came. Populated areas within the town include Rutland Centre, Tylerville, and Felts Mills. Black River village, at first in the township on the border with Le Ray, suffered a removal without moving, when the boundary was changed to locate it within the Town of Le Ray. Black River is today the chief village of the area.


From the 1864 Jefferson County Atlas: a summary of statistics for Rutland

ACRES OF LAND
  Improved                    20,768 1/2
  Unimproved                   6,470

VALUATION
  Real Estate                501,695
  Personal Property           59,649
  Total                      561,344

POPULATION
  Males                        1,021
  Females                      1,076

Number of Dwellings              400

Number of Families               420

Freeholders                      383

SCHOOLS

  Number of Districts             12

  Children Taught                731

LIVE STOCK

  Horses                         568

  Working Oxen and Calves        926 

  Cows                         2,643  

  Sheep                          966

  Swine                          928

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

  Bushels of Grain

    Winter                     3,623

    Spring                    42,036 5/8

  Tons of Hay                  4,206 

  Bushels of Potatoes         16,832

  Bushels of Apples           13,943
  Dairy Products            
    Pounds of Butter         234,065

    Pounds of Cheese         247,331

YARDS OF DOMESTIC MANUFACTURE  1,815 


Names of the early settlers


ADAMS, ROBERTS
ALLEN, HENRY
ANDREWS, EZEKIEL
ANDRUS, Ezekeil
ASMER, JOSIAH
BAILEY, ISAIAH
BARNES, AMOS 2d
BEECH, ELIJAH
BLACKSTONE, Calvin
BOSS, CLARK
BOSS, JONATHAN
BOSTWICK, William Buckley
BRIMHALL, SYLVANUS
BRONSON, ISAAC
BROWN, ASA
BROWN, LUTHER
BULL, ASHER
BUNCE, JACOB
BUTTERFIELD, LEVI
CARPENTER, James
CHASE, ASAPH
CLARK, ARCHIBALD
CLARK, ASA
CLARK, ELIAS
CLARK, ELISHA
CLEVELAND, Isaac
CLEVELAND, Gardner
COFFEEN, David
COFFEEN, Goldsmith
COFFEEN, William
CONKLIN, David
CONVERSE, THOMAS
COOK, PETER
CORP, CALEB
CORP, ISAAC
COTES, JOHN
COVEY, JONATHAN
CROSS, Abel
CUMMINGS, STEPHEN
CUMMINS, ALFRED
CUMMINS, CHARLES
DANO, Charles
DAVIS, JONATHAN
DENTON, THOMAS
DEXTER, LUTHER W.
DOLE, JOHN
DUNLAP, ANDREW
EAMES, DAVID
EARL, DANFORTH
EARL, JOHN
EARL, JOHN Jr
EDDY, ENOCH
EDDY, JOHN
ELLIS, JOHN
ELLIS, TURNER
ENO, ORANGE
FELT, JOHN
FLINT, WILLIAM A.
FOOT, LUTHER
FOSTER, WARREN
FRENCH, CLIFT
FRINK, CARL
FULLER, JACOB
GRAVES, JONATHAN
GREEN, NATHAN
GREEN, THINYON
HALE, JESSE
HARDY, ROBERT
HARE, LEVI
HARRIS, CALEB
HARVEY, ZELOTUS
HERMAN, PHILIP H.
HILL, CHARLES
HILL, JONATHAN
HILL, THOMAS
HOPKINS, JOSEPH
HOSMER, THOMAS
HOUCK, HENRY
HOUCK, MATHIAS
HOWLAND, DAVID
HOWLAND, RICHMOND
HOWLAND, RUFUS
HOWLAND, WILLIAM
HUBBELL, WOLCOTT
HUSTON, VERNON
INGALSBE, JOHN
JEROME, ROBERT
KELSEY, CHARLES
KEYES, PERLEY
KEYES, WILLIAM
KILLIAM, JAMES
KIMBALL, Dr C. P.
KIMBALL, STEPHEN
KING, JEPTHA
LARKIN, KENYON
LEE, THOMAS
LUDDEN, ELISHA
LUDDEN, JOSEPH
MALTBY, CHANDLER
MALTBY, ERASTUS
METTEY (MATTY), Jacques
MIDDLETON, ANDREW
MIDDLETON, ANDREW Jr
MIDDLETON, JOHN
MIDDLETON, ROBERT
MIDDLETON, SAMUEL
MOONEY, Thomas Sr.
MORSE, JAMES
MUNSON, SIMEON
MURRAY, JAMES
McCLURE, LOTT
NEWTON, ETHEN
NEWTON, WILLIAM
OLLEY, ROBERT H.
OLMSTEAD, JOB
OLNEY, L.D.
PARKER, SAMUEL
PARKINSON, ASA
PARKINSON, William
PATTERSON, JOHN
PATTERSON, JOSEPH
PATTISON, WILLIAM
PHILLIPS, Dr
PHILLIPS, SILAS
PIERCE, SILAS
PIKE, ARTEMAS
PIKE, BENJAMIN
PORTER, RAFAEL
PORTER, SAMUEL
POST, ETHEN
RANDAL, RENAL
RAWSON, CHAUNCEY
RUSSELL, DANIEL
RUSSELL, JOSEPH
SANFORD, ENOS
SATTERLEE, RACHEL
SCOTT, REUBEN
SHERMAN, Dr. Abel
SHERMAN, Abel
SHOOK, JACOB
SMITH, JOHN
SPAULDING, WARREN
STAFFORD, ANDREW
STAFFORD, DAVID
STAFFORD, JAMES
STANLEY, JOHN
STARK, MORGAN
STARKWEATHER, THOMAS
STEBBINS, AMOS
STEBBINS, JOHN
STEVENS, WILLIAM H.
TORME, FRANCIS & RELIEF
TREADWAY, SAMUEL
TUCKER, AMARIAH
TUTTLE, GERSHOM
TUTTLE, SOLOMON
TYLER, DAVID
TYLER, FREDERICK
TYLER, JOSIAH
UNDERWOOD, JOSEPH
VEBBER, DAVID
VIBBER, PERON or PERRON
VEBBER, ELISHA
WAKEFIELD, JOSEPH
WARNER, ALEXANDER
WARREN, ALEX
WEBB, JOEL
WEEKS, STANLEY
WHITE, ABNER
WHITE, BENJAMIN
WHITE, GEORGE
WICKS, STUCKLEY
WILCOX, DAVID
WILCOX, JAMES
WILCOX, JOHN
WILCOX, SAMUEL
WILLARD, MICAH
WILLIAMS, JACOB A.
WILLIAMS, ROGER
WOODWARD, BILDAD
WRIGHT, ISRAEL
WRIGHT, PETER



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