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Town of Cameron - First Settlements

Town of Cameron - First Settlements

Gloria Banks Kirkwood (View posts)
Posted: 967550400000
Classification: Biography

HISTORICAL GAZETTEER, PART FIRST, Steuben County, New York, compiled by Millard F. Roberts, John Single Paper Company, Ltd., Syracuse, N.Y., 1891.

CAMERON - SETTLEMENT - page 174 - 176

The first settlement was made in the year 1800 by RICHARD HADLEY, also known as "THE SECOND JAMES" and PHONES GREEN. PHONES GREEN was a grand-father of CAPT. LUTHER WHITE. Baker's Mill, a mile below the village of Cameron, was the site of the first saw and grist mill in the town. MR. HADLEY built the saw mill and CAPT. SAMUEL BAKER, who came to town in 1816, built the grist mill, in company with a MR. WARDEN, the same year. MR. BAKER was accompanied by his grandson, JAMES B. WHEELER, then a boy of seven years, who succeeded to the mill and several times rebuilt it. A carding mill was also erected then by AMOS CALDWELL, and for several years was operated by JOHN PLACE. JOHN DEAN came from Massachusetts and located near the mill soon after MR. BAKER. ISAAC SANTEE settled in the valley a mile from the Canisteo line in 1820.

Re: Town of Cameron - First Settlements [Thomas STREETER]

Posted: 1002938705000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042738503000
Isaac SANTEE purchased land in Cameron in 1818 from an earlier settler, Thomas-1 STREETER (1753-1831):

On 30 December 1813, Thomas Streeter "of Bath" purchased thirty-two acres in township #3, fourth range (then Addison, since 1822 Cameron), on the west bank of the Canisteo River from the Pulteney Estate for $80.50 (SCD, 6:369). Thomas' land was surrounded by that of John Moore, W.P. Ogden, J. Jones, and Nathan Hallett; the River Road probably follows the western boundary of Thomas' land (Pulteney Maps). This plot was sold by Thomas and Louisa to their neighbor, Isaac Santee, for $300 on 10 January 1818 (SCD, 10:7) Isaac Santee was married to Nancy Moore, the daughter of John and Mary (Loghry) Moore. This thirty-two-acre plot was near the village of West Cameron, where the Canisteo River flows north to south, hence the reference to the west bank.

Isaac Santee settled in Cameron in 1820 about one mile from the Canisteo line; his first home was in West Cameron; the Santees were Methodists (Clayton, 202-3, 205). Nancy (Moore) Santee, Isaac's wife, died in Cameron, New York 15 July 1840, age 46 (Steuben Farmers Advocate, 22 July 1840). The Streeters and Santees, were both "from Addison" in the 1818 transaction; the Town of Cameron was not set off from Addison until 1822.

Re: Town of Cameron - First Settlements [Thomas STREETER]

Posted: 1358357525000
Classification: Query
Do you have any information on Mary Moore, daughter of John and Mary (Loghry) Moore? She is believed to have married Isaac Myers about 1834 in Steuben County. Thank you!
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