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Jefferson and Lewis Counties

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The early days of Jefferson County and Lewis County and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 39 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and the 1940 edition of New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Adams, Alexandria Bay, Antwerp, Brownville, Cape Vincent, Champion, Chaumont, Clayton, Constableville, Depauville, Deferiet, Denmark, Dexter, Diana, Evans Mills, Great Bend, Greig, Harrisburg, Hounsfield, Le Ray, Leraysville, Leyden, Lorraine, Lowville, Lyme, Lyons Falls, Mannsville, Martinburg, Natural Bridge, Orleans, Oxbow, Pamelia, Philadelphis, Port Ontario, Rodman, Rutland, Sackett's Harbor,Watertown, Wilna, West Carthage. The many and diverse topics in the booklet include: Military action in 1814 at Henderson, the Treacherous Death and Burial Site of of Gen. Zebulon Pike; the attack on Sackett's Harbor, How hunger saved a soldier's life, Ancient works at Rutland, Early industry, religion and education in Watertown, early tragedies, a Feud and a $5 Reward; Caves, Natural Bridge, Chimney Point, a remarkable Chasm, and other scenic wonders; How Peebles Slide got its name; a Colorful Bigomist, Joseph Bonaparte; the Thousand Islands and Adirondacks area; Woolworth's first five cent sale; and the Religious successes of Charles Finney and Joseph Smith; and other tidbits of history and trivia. Names mentioned include: Major Forsythe, Major King, Major Eustis, Lt. Riddle, Col. McClure, Lt. Fanning, Col. Pearce, Lt. Horrel, Gen. Brown, Col. E. Backus, Lt. Chauncey, Col. John Mills, Capt. McMitt, Major Aspinwall, Major Laval, Lt. Talman, Capt. A. Spencer, Col. Tuttle, Lt. Col. Dix, Major Johnson, Lt. Vandeventer, Brig. Gen. L. Covington, John Brown, Augustus Sackett, Mrs. McGwinn, Henry Coffin, Zechariah Butterfield, John Hall, Philo Johnson, Leonard, Rise, Mix, Lazel, Leavenworth, Porter, Cook, Banks, Bacon, Cowan, Thornton, Doolittle, Canfield, Keyes, Huntington, William Smith, Paddock, Calhoun, Nicholas Low, Jonathan Rogers, Moses Waters, James Bailey, Isaac Perry, William Davenport, Charles Davenport, Judge Kelly, Silas Stow, Moses Coffin, David Cobb, Isaac Clinton, Elijah Baldwin, Walter Martin, Eherd Stevens, Nathan Cheney, James Murdock, Baroness Jenika de Ferriet, Stephen Blanchard, Dr. Samuel Guthrie, Maria Amerigo Vespucci, James LeRay de Chaumont, Emma Flower Taylor, J. Sterling Morton, Marshal Grouchy, Louis Peugnet, Count Pierre Francois Real, Camille Armand, Professor Pigeon, General Roland, William Constable, and Dr. Franklin b. Hough. ILLUSTRATIONS depict Chimney Point Gulf, Martinsburg, Jefferson Barracks at Sacketts Harbor, and views of Adams, Watertown and Lowville. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company.

Jefferson and Lewis Counties, NY
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Cover of Jefferson and Lewis Counties History

Sources: Historical Collections of the State of New York / Jefferson County History / Lewis County History
Authors: John Warner Barber and Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1841
Original Publisher: Louis H. Everts
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