Town of Freedom - 1820
The Town of
Freedom, was formed from
Ischua, on April 13, 1820. A part
of Yorkshire was taken off in 1844. It is the N.E corner town of the
Its surface is a rolling or moderately hilly upland. Clear Creek and
south branch of Cattaraugus Creek are the principal streams. Beaver
is in the south part, Fish Lake, in the east, and Scum and Laws Lakes
small ponds in the center. There are several quarries of good building
stone found in different parts of town.
the north, is on
Clear Creek. In 1860, it contained
2 churches, a gristmill, and 2 sawmills. Its population was 175.
the s.w. corner,
contained a church and 14 dwellings.
settlements were made in
1811, by Stanley Warren, Ezekial
Reynolds, from New Hampshire, and Earl Lawyer, Rufus Metcalf and Enoch
Howlett from Vermont.
child born was Rufus
Metcalf, Jr on December 24, 1812;
the first death was Peter Davis, December 17, 1816.
first couples to
be married were
Elihu Daggart and Sally McKee,
and Sylvester Davis and Miss Daggart in 1817.
first school was
taught by Jemina
Clark in 1816. In 1824, the first
inn was opened, by Enoch Howlett. He also opened the first store, in
and the first sawmill in 1821, on Clear Creek. The first gristmill was
erected on Clear Creek, in 1822 by Dr. Elihu Crittenden.
|Ezra Brewster Strong b. 1798 in Thetford VT
and his wife, Eleanor Lane moved to Elton about 1832 - the
daughter of Mathias Lane. She is buried
in Siloam cemetery. - photo courtesty Lindsey Beckwith
Freedom Town Historian
1931 Cheeseman Rd
Delevan, NY 14042
Freedom Town Clerk
Freedom Town Clerk
716-492-0961 716-492-0965 Fax
Hours: Mon & Fri 9-1
NOTE - These names, addresses, phone
& fax numbers are provided for public information ONLY and are not
to be used for commercial purposes.
The church in Elton contains many old records of the community and a lot of them are in my great, great grandfather's own hand (Osee James Strong b. Oct 1854, d. April 1937). - Lindsey Beckwith
Photo provided by Lindsey Beckwith
||Eagle Street Sandusky, NY 14133
||Gerald Hughes, Hughes Road, Arcade, NY 14009
||Freedom Rd. Freedom, NY
||Note: This cemetery
contains two sections. A Welch Yard, and an English Yard.
Welch Yard - Marcia
Davis, 632 Moore Road, Freedom, NY, 14065
English Yard - Doris Carolus 406 Freedom Road, Freedom, NY
||Rte 98, Freedom, NY 14009
Jones Ring, Historian, Salem Cemetery Soc. PO Box 192, Sandusky, NY
|Maple Grove Cemetery
||Maple Grove Rd. Freedom, NY
|Town of Freedom, P. O. Box 89, Sandusky, NY 14133-0089
||Maple Grove Rd, Freedom/Delevan,
||Millard Brown, 9362 Laidlaw Rd, Franklinville, 14737
||Marble Springs Rd., Elton, NY
||Town of Freedom, P. O. Box 89, Sandusky, NY 14133-0089
Surnames people are researching from this town
Leonard and Olive McIntyre by Steven
RICHARDSON/WESSON by Diane
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