Hounsfield Neighborhoods

 

[From an 1841 publication]

General Town-Wide Resources

1829 Map of Land Plots: from Burr's Atlas of New York, Simon DeWitt Surveyors General, at Jefferson County GenWeb

1855 Land Owners Map: from the map collection of the Library of Congress, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

1864 Town Land Owners Map: from Beers Atlas, at Jefferson County GenWeb

1887 Town Landowners Map: (1MB file) from E. Robinson's 1888 atlas of Jefferson County, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Child's Business Directory, 1866-1867: composite images of the actual directory pages, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Child's History of Town of Hounsfield (1890): transcribed by Shirley Farone (off-site)

see also the Every-Name Index to Child's History of Hounsfield, compiled by Mark A. Wentling.

Child's Business Directory, 1890, at Jefferson County GenWeb

see also the Every-Name Index to Child's Business Directory of Hounsfield, compiled by Mark A. Wentling.

Contributors to Evert's 1878 History of Hounsfield: indicates occupation, residence, and period of residence, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Edgar C. Emerson's History of the Town of Hounsfield: from his book "Our County & Its People" (1898), contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Farms in Hounsfield, 1918: map published by The American Agriculturalist and hosted at Jefferson County GenWeb

see also the Index to Farms: arranged by name of owner; search the "Town" column for "Houndsfield."

Fires in Hounsfield!: covers primarily Sackets Harbor, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Hough's History of Town of Hounsfield (1854): searchable page scans of original book, by Google. (off-site) , or read the transcribed version by Shirley Farone (off-site)

see also Master Index to Hounsfield History for a list of names included.

National Register of Historic Places Sites: great places to experience Hounsfield history and culture, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Pictures of Pre-1865 Hounsfield Residents from the Jefferson County, NY, Pioneer Portraits Project.

Camps Mills

Camp's Ditch of 1832, A Pioneer Water Project: articles and photos recalling Hounsfield's earliest canal, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Camps Mills School No. 5: recent photo, 19th-century maps, and recollections from former teachers,students, and visitors, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

COBB Family: descendants of Joseph Cobb and Margaret Soules, and their homes, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

see also the Cobb Home Farm (c.1815?), contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

see also Cobb Farm Cemetery: photos, directions and description, of this cemetery on sulpher Springs Road in Camps Mills, at nnygenealogy.com (off-site)

Daniel FAWDREY Home (bef. 1855), corner of Fawdrey Road & Old Salt Point Road, Camp's Mills.

JENKINS Family: residents of Camps Mills since 1942, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

see also the Jenkins Home, contributed by Mark A. Wentling

MEMBERY-COBB Home Farm (c.1815?): one of the finest limestone houses in the region occupied by early English settlers, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Membery Cemetery: photos, directions and description of this cemetery on sulpher Springs Road in Camps Mills, at nnygenealogy.com (off-site)

Mill Creek Sights & Sounds: images and videos, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

ORCHARD Family: early residents of Camps Mills, contributed by Robert & Mary Martin.

see also the Orchard Home, contributed by Mary Martin and Mark A. Wentling

Chestnut Ridge

Aaron Holden & Orilla Root Descendants: genealogy of these early settlers of the Chestnut Ridge neighborhood, and their descendants, with photographs; surnames include Arnold, Austin, Barker, Bennett, Bibby, Brooks, Burrows, Clayton, Coffin, Crago, DeWitt, Kinney, Lawrence, Martin, Meyer, Orchard, Snell, Stokes, Taylor, Westcott, Weston, at Family Files Genealogy. (off-site)

East Hounsfield

Child's Business Directory, 1866-1867: composite images of the actual directory pages, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

East Hounsfield Christian Church: its history, location map, photo, and aerial view, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Elisha Matteson Family Bible: page images and transcriptions from the family bible of Elisha Matteson and his wife Chloe Austin, who settled in East Hounsfield in 1807; surnames include Chappell, Field, Green, Ryder and Weaver. (off-site)

Old Half Way House: how a tavern became a library, reprinted from the Watertown Daily Times

Field's Settlement

Fields Settlement Cemetery: photo, directions and description of this cemetery on the Old Rome State Road, at nnygenealogy.com (off-site)

Andrew SMITH:  biography and portrait from Evert's 1878 History of Jefferson County, New York.

Galloo Islands

Galloo Island Lighthouse:  erected in 1820 and rebuilt in 1867, recently sold at auction as surplus federal property, contributed by Mark A. Wentling. Includes a complete list of former keepers.

Johnson 1883 Autograph Book: an index to names and notes from Irene Johnson's 1883 autograph book, signed by friends and relatives while she lived at Galloo Island Lighthouse, contributed by Mark A. Wentling

Lewis Humphrey Roberts, 1831-1915: details on this early Galloo Island resident and his descendants, on the website of great-great-granddaughter Michelle Stone. (off-site)

Jewettsville

Samuel Guthrie Home (c.1820?): home of the inventor of chloroform and percussion caps.

Early Jewettsville Remembered:  excerpted from a biography of Dr. Samuel Guthrie.

History of Jewettsville, reprinted from the Watertown Daily Times

Jewettsville Schoolhouse No. 2, recent photo, map, and list of ovber 100 reunion attendees from 1935, reprinted from the Watertown Daily Times

Muskalonge

Muskalonge Cemetery: photos, directions and description of this cemetery on Evans Road, at nnygenealogy.com (off-site)

Muskellunge Schoolhouse No. 3: recent photo, history, and anecdote from Shirley Farone, plus 1864 map!

Purpura Corners

Purpura Corners Schoolhouse: recent photos and early location maps, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Sackets Harbor

1813 Map of "Operations at Sackett's Harbor": depicting village defenses and movements of British invasion forces, from Lossing's fieldbook.

1814 Map of Sackets Harbor: showing military defenses and U.S. Navy fleet deployments, from Lossing's fieldbook.

1864 Sackets Harbor Village Land Owners Map: from Beers Atlas, at Jefferson County GenWeb

1887 Sackets Harbor Village Landowners Map: (570KB file) from E. Robinson's 1888 atlas of Jefferson County, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Battles of Sackett's Harbor: Soldiers, Officers & Descendants: a place to learn more about your ancestors and to connect with other researchers, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Business Directory, 1862: from a Watertown newspaper, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Business Directory, 1866-1867: composite images of the actual directory pages, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Business Directory, 1867-1868, at Jefferson County GenWeb

Business Directory of Sackets Harbor, 1894: from Haddock's "Growth of a Century," contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Camp Family Bible Records: from the Bible of George Hale Camp, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Camp's Company of Artillery: defenders of the village during the first battle of the War of 1812 there, includes history of the company, complete muster roll, and signatures of each person, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Christ Episcopal Church: its history and founding members, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Dyer Burnham House (c.1837): West Washington St., Sackets Harbor

Eveleigh House, history of the Civil War-era hotel on West Main St. that burned in 1920.

Every-Name Index to Brennan's "Images of America: Sackets Harbor" compiled by Mark A. Wentling.

Fires!, 1838-1894: covers primarily Sackets Harbor, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

The First Battle of Sackets Harbor: Franklin B. Hough's 1854 account of the first conflict of the War of 1812 in U.S. territory, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

G.A.R. Post #360 Memorial Day 1906 Programme of Observances, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

The Great Rope Carry of 1814: an exhaustive investigation into the carrying of the anchor cable for the frigate Superior from Sandy Creek to Sackets Harbor during the War of 1812, and of subsequent commemorations of the event, contributed by Blaine Bettinger.

Horse Island Lighthouse: a complete list of former keepers, courtesy of Great Lakes Lighthouse Research.

Lakeside Cemetery: photo, directions and description of this cemetery in Sackets Harbor, at nnygenealogy.com (off-site)

see also Lakeside Cemetery Photographs: pictures of plot stones for several early families buried in the oldest cemetery at Sackets Harbor, contributed by Mark A. Wentling

Madison Barracks, 1940-1942: memories of school and work during WWII, contributed by Florence Secor.

Masonic Order History, 1805-1894 & Union Hotel, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Military Cemetery: photo, directions and description of this cemetery in Sackets Harbor, at nnygenealogy.com (off-site)

New Orleans, (1815-1884): a War of 1812 frigate at Navy Point, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Pickering House & Cottage (c.1817): an early home on West Main St. that now functions as the village museum.

Postcard Gallery: vintage photos of places past and present

Presbyterian Church: its history, early trustees, and centennial celebration.

George Sacket House (1839), Broad St., Sackets Harbor, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Sackets Harbor Central School: official site of the only public school serving western Hounsfield today.

Sackets Harbor Union School: list of students attending the Spring 1856 session, plus photo of Class of 1890, with biographical notes.

Telephone Directory, Summer 1925: indicates person's name and street of residence, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Union Hotel (1817) & the Masonic Order, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Woolsey Mansion a.k.a. "Camp Haven" (1816): home of War of 1812 hero Comm. Melancthon T. Woolsey, village figurehead Walter B. Camp, and recently the residence of Addison Wardwell.

World War I Veterans from Hounsfield and Sackets Harbor: taken from the memorial entitled "Jefferson County in the World War," compiled by George Reeves in 1920, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Stowell's Corners

Merrick M. BATES:  biography and portrait from Evert's 1878 History of Jefferson County, New York.

Aaron BLODGETT:  a biography of this early settler, written in 1859 by Solon Massey.

Contributors to Evert's 1878 History of Hounsfield: indicates occupation and period of residence—lots of Stowell's Corners folk!, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

MANLEY Family: early 19th-century Yankee residents of Stowell's Corners, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

see also a list of Manley Family Land Transactions, transcribed by Alice Corbett

Anson POTTER & Abby FALL:  biographies and portraits from Evert's 1878 History of Jefferson County, New York.

Sulpher Springs

John A. HADDOCK: in his own words the author of one of Jefferson County's centennial histories describes his family background and boyhood days in Sulpher Springs, contributed by Mary Martin.

Samuel Resseguie Farm (c.1840), Parker Road, Sulpher Springs.

Sulpher Springs Cemetery: photos, directions and description of this cemetery on Sulpher Springs Road, at nnygenealogy.com (off-site)

Sulpher Springs School No. 12: recent photo, 19th-century location map, and recollections from a former teacher, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Sulpher Springs United Methodist Church: its history and members, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

 

 

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