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LOCALITY GUIDE - Steuben County, New York 

Background 3
Quick Facts 3
Online Research Guides 3
Geography and Maps 3
Timeline of Major Events 4
History 4
The Pulteney Association (Estate) 4
Migration Routes 4
Law and Government 5
Libraries and Archives 5
Archives, Libraries and Museums 5
Libraries 5
County Historian's Office 6
Genealogical Societies and Publications 6
Area Historians 7
Forums and Research Request Resources 9
Record Loss 9
Local History 9
Reference Books 10

Record Collections 10
General Collections 10
Bible Records and Compiled Genealogies 10
Cemetery Records 10
Census Records and Substitutes 11
State 11
Church Records 11
Court Records 12
FamilySearch - online records 12
FamilySearch - FHL 12
Ethnic Records 12
Immigration and Naturalization 12
Land Records 13
Legislative Records 13
Military Records 13
Newspapers Periodicals, and Directories 13
Probate Records 13

Orphan and Guardianship Records 14

Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, Death) 14
Birth 14
Birth Substitutes 14
Marriage 14
Marriage Substitutes 15
Divorce 15
Death Indexes 15
Tax Records 16
Directories and Gazetteers 16
Local Families 17
Lockwood 17
Glann 17
Drew 17
Hawley 17


Quick Facts
Capital, dates of county formation, state formation, type of land (state land vs. federal land)
when registration of births and deaths began, etc.

Capital: ​Bath
Dates of County Formation: ​Steuben County was formed in 1796 from Ontario County. Its
name is in honor of Baron von Steuben, a German general who fought on the American side in
the American Revolutionary War.

Steuben County New York Cities/Towns -​ ​Addison, Almond, Arkport, Avoca,​ ​Bath (County
Seat)​, ​Bradford, Cameron, Campbell, Canisteo, Caton, Cohocton, Corning, Dansville, Erwin,
Fremont, Gang Mills, Greenwood, Hammondsport, Hartsville, Hornby, Hornell, Hornellsville,
Howard, Jasper, Lindley, North Hornell, Painted Post, Prattsburgh, Pulteney, Rathbone,
Riverside, Savona, South Corning, Thurston, Troupsburg, Tuscarora, Urbana, Wayland, Wayne,
West Union, Wheeler, Woodhull

State Formation:

Online Research Guides

● https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Steuben_County,_New_York_Genealogy
● https://www.genealogyinc.com/newyork/steuben-county/
● Cyndi's List - United States - New York - Counties - Steuben
● http://www.kindredtrails.com/NY_Steuben.html
● http://www.newyorkgenealogy.com/steuben-county.html
● http://genealogytrails.com/ny/steuben/
● http://www.paintedhills.org/steuben.html
● https://www.steubencony.org/pages.asp?PGID=27
● https://www.raogk.org/newyork/steuben-county/
● https://ldsgenealogy.com/NY/Steuben-County.htm
● http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nysteube/
● https://www.raogk.org/newyork/steuben-county/
● Western New York resources
● Genweb - Steuben County, New York

Geography and Maps

Boundary changes, neighboring counties/towns, links to gazetteers, historical maps
● http://www.mapofus.org/newyork/
● "Rotating Formation New York County Boundary Maps"
● 1836 A New Atlas Map Of New York with its Canals, Roads & distances from Place to
Place along the Stage & Steam-boat Routes
● 1845 Map of New York

● Atlas of Steuben County, New York

● Steuben County Highway System map (New York)
● Steuben County, New York land ownership map, 1857
● https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/pages/New_York.html
● Atlas of Historical County Boundaries - New York
○ Individual County chronologies

Timeline of Major Events

Timeline of the area including major government changes and events
● World Atlas - New York Timeline

History of settlement, links to history articles and books about the locality, major periods, military
● https://www.iloveny.com/things-to-do/history/timeline/
● https://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/nytimeln.htm
● https://dmna.ny.gov/civilwar/
● https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NY_Individual_County_Chronologies
● A Brief History by Richard G. Sherer - of Steuben County, New York

The Pulteney Association (Estate)

In 1788 Phelps and Gorham obtained the Genesee Tract of 2,600,000 acres from
Massachusetts by an act of the state legislature. Two years later they conveyed to Robert
Morris, the great colonial banker, and merchant, the remaining unsold 1,200,000 acres. In 1792
Morris sold to Colonel Charles Williamson, agent for the Association of British Capitalists, nearly
1,200,000 acres, which became the Pulteney Estate. The territory was surveyed into townships
and lots for the ​Pulteney Estate​. In 1793 Colonial Williamson commenced a settlement at Bath,
now the County seat.
● The "Alien Proprietership"The Pulteney Estate during the Nineteenth Century by James
D. Folts
● The Pulteney Estate

Migration Routes
Describe main migration routes through your locality and link to maps and articles about the
Migration routes for early European settlers to and from Steuben County, New York Genealogy

● Ancram (NY) Turnpike​[5]​ 1805, also sometimes called the ​Catskill Road,​ from
Salisbury, Connecticut​ to ​Catskill, New York
● Catskill Road​ 1750s from ​Springfield, Massachusetts​ to ​Catskill, New York
● Catskill Turnpike
● Forbidden Path​, 1767 from ​Athens, Pennsylvania​ to ​Salamanca, New York​[14]
● Lehigh and Lackawanna Paths​ 1766 from U ​ nadilla, New York​ to ​Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania​, that​https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Forbidden_Path​ is, from the
Catskill Turnpike​ ​ to the ​Great Valley Road.​ [15]

● Ulster and Delaware Turnpike​ 1802 from S ​ alisbury, Connecticut​ to ​Bainbridge, New

Law and Government

Old books that have been digitized (via Google Books, Internet Archive, Geneanet, etc.) that
contain the laws and statues of the particular locality that you are researching; blog posts and
articles about laws in your locality (check out the Legal Genealogist blog and library websites)

Libraries and Archives

Repositories, courthouses, public libraries, genealogical libraries, etc. that are within the locality
or specific to the locality, research aids. “America’s Best Genealogy Resource Centers” by
William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer identifies the top 10 in each state and includes contact
information and a summary of the record collections.

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Southeast Steuben County Library
Avoca Free Library
P O Box S

5 Griswold Street
Avoca, NY 14809
Phone: 1-607-566-9279

Dormann Library
101 West Morris Street
Bath, NY 14810
Phone: 1-607-776-4613
Website: ​Southern Tier Library

Prattsburgh Free Library

P O Box 426
26 Main Street
Prattsburgh, NY 14873
Phone: 1-607-522-3490
Website: ​Prattsburgh Free Library

County Historian's Office

Twila O'Dell, Historian
Mailing Address:
3 East Pulteney Square
Bath, NY 14810
Phone: 1-607-664-2199
Email: historian@co.steuben.ny.us
Location - Magee House:
1 Cohocton Street
Bath, NY 14810

Genealogical Societies and Publications

List the genealogical societies and their publications about the locality.

Steuben County Historical Society

1 Cohocton Street
PO Box 349
Bath, New York 14810
Phone:(607) 776-9930

Painted Hills Genealogy Society

Mary E. Bryant: Founder and President

E-mail: ​paint@paintedhills.org

Central New York Genealogical Society​[18]

Box 104, Calvin Station
Syracuse, New York 13205
E-mail: ​CNYSG@yahoo.com

Area Historians
● Addison
○ Town – Bonny Moore 8061 Ackerson Rd., Addison, NY 14801
○ Village - Bonny Moore 8061 Ackerson Rd., Addison, NY 14801
● Arkport
○ Village - vacant
● Avoca
○ Judy Wightman 27 N. Main Street., Avoca, NY 14809
○ Peter Gledhill, 3 Chase St., P.O. Box 462, Avoca, NY 14809
● Bath
○ Town - Eleanor Silliman 7456 State Route 54, Bath, NY 14810
○ Village – Eleanor Silliman 7456 State Route 54, Bath, NY 14810
● Bradford
○ Town – Vacant
● Cameron
○ Town - Julie Masti [Mrs. David] 4848 County Rt. 10, Cameron, NY 14819
● Campbell
○ Town - Alice Robie, 8529 Main St. Campbell NY 14821
● Canisteo
○ Town - Mr. George Dickey, RD #1, Cameron, NY 14819
○ Village - vacant
● Caton
○ Town - Avonne Dickerson, 1888 Whiskey Creek Rd., Corning, NY 14830
● Cohocton
○ Town - Geraldine Deusenbery, 14 S. Main Street, Cohocton NY 14826
○ Village- Geraldine Deusenbery, 14 S. Main Street, Cohocton NY 14826
● Corning
○ City of Corning - vacant
○ Town - vacant
○ South Corning - Village - vacant
● Dansville
○ Town – Dorothy Acomb 10574 Sandy Hill Rd, Dansville, NY 14437
● Erwin
○ Town - Ruth Creely, 310 Town Center Road, Painted Post 14870
● Fremont

○ Town - Cindy Smith, 8668 Mattoon Road, Cohocton, NY 14826

● Greenwood
○ Town - vacant
● Hammondsport
○ Village -Terry Bretherton, 12 Davis Ave., Hammondsport, NY 14840
● Hartsville
○ Town – Nancy Owen 3232 County Route 61, Andover, NY 14806
● Hornby
○ Town - Eunice Taggart 483 Hornby Rd. Hornby NY, 14812
● Hornellsville
○ Town - vacant
● Hornell City
○ Collette Cornish 41 Hartshorn St., Hornell, NY 14843
● Howard
○ Town – Robert & Marsha Patrick 3882 Smith Pond Road, Avoca, NY 14809
● Jasper
○ Town - Twila J. O'Dell, 3617 Co. Rte. 31 Canisteo, NY 14823
● Lindley
○ Town - Vacant
● Painted Post
○ Village - none
● Prattsburgh
○ Town – Lenora Applebee 10815 Fairgrounds Rd., Prattsburgh, NY 14873
● Pulteney
○ Town – Sharon Daggett 11189 County Route 78, Prattsburgh NY 14873
● Rathbone
○ Town - vacant
● Savona
○ Village -Richard Littell, P.O. Box 674, 16 Main St., Savona, NY 14879
● Thurston
○ Town - Sallyann Congdon, 7578 Co. Rte 333 Campbell NY 14821
● Troupsburg
○ Kevin Thomas PO Box 7, Troupsburg, NY 14885
● Tuscarora
○ vacant
● Urbana
○ Town - Terry Bretherton, PO Box 0011, Hammondsport NY 14840,
● Wayland
○ Town – Carol Mykel 2018 Michigan Rd., Wayland, NY 14572
○ Village - Carol Mykel 2018 Michigan Rd., Wayland, NY 14572
● Wayne
○ Town - Kay Thomas 9772 Silsbee Rd. Wayne, NY 14893
● West Union
○ Town - Terry Smith, Saunders Road, Rexville, NY 14877

● Wheeler
○ Town - Melvin G. Partridge, 6167 Fritz Hill Rd., Avoca, NY 14809
● Woodhull
○ Town - Mrs. Norma Crane, 6298 Symonds Hill Rd., Addison, NY 14801

Forums and Research Request Resources

● Southeast Steuben County Library - Research Request Form

Record Loss
List any record sets that have been lost due to courthouse fires, floods, etc. and any record

Local History
Local history books: county histories, town histories, etc.
● Stories of Mt. Washington
● History of Steuben county, New York, with illustrations and biographical sketches of
some of its prominent men and pioneers
● Centennial History of the Steuben Baptist Association: And of Its Original Churches and
Pioneer Pastors
● Flying pioneers at Hammondsport, New York : a very brief outline of the history of 'The
cradle of aviation' and of the work of
● Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
● Early history of Painted Post and of the town of Erwin : containing an authentic record of
its traditions, divisions, important
● A History of Hammondsport to 1962
● Corning, New York, economic and industrial survey : [transportation and manufacturing]
● Address of Sherman S. Rogers
● The Andaste trail
● Who's who in Steuben
● The Official records of the centennial celebration, Bath, Steuben County, New York,
June 4, 6, and 7, 1893
● A history of Steuben County, New York and its people
● History of the town of Cohocton
● History of the settlement of Steuben County, N.Y.
● History of the settlement of Steuben County, N.Y. : including notices of the old pioneer
settlers and their adventures - McMaster, Guy Humphrey
● The Old Men of Jasper, Steuben County, New York, 1876​ - Drake, Leora Wilson
● An outline history of Tioga and Bradford counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung, Steuben,
Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York : by townships, villages, boro's and cities
● Those we remember in Yates, Ontario, Schuyler, Steuben, New York State​ - Spencer,
Catharine Aspell

● White and Valentine's Syracuse, Geneva and Corning, Cowanesque and Antrim Railway
business directory​ - White, C.V.
● Index to Tree talks county packet, Steuben County, New York : 2001 edition, 6324
entries, covering time period 1800-1974
● Pioneers of the southern tier : Steuben County​ -​ Hoiland, Doris Reynolds

Reference Books
Additional books pertaining to research in this locality.
● The New York Annual Register - 1840

Record Collections

General Collections
Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, MyHeritage.com, FindMyPast.com etc. catalog titles about the

Bible Records and Compiled Genealogies

Links to websites that have Bible records for the locality
● 1581–1917​ ​New York, Family Bible Records​ at ​Ancestry​– ($); Index. Database is a
collection of genealogically important records taken from the Bibles of colony and state
residents. Reveals the Bible's original owner, brief record of descendants,and a
particular event such as birth or marriage as recorded in Bible.

Cemetery Records
Links to cemetery records in the locality
● Steuben County, New York, cemetery inscriptions
● Cemetery inscriptions, Steuben County, New York
● Cemetery records from Tioga Co., Pennsylvania; Steuben, Chemung, Schuyler counties,
New York
● East Campbell Cemetery located in Steuben Co., New York
● Red School House Cemetery, located just outside of village of Caton, Steuben, New
● Steuben Co., New York cemetery located in the outskirts of the village of Coopers Plains
● Steuben County, New York cemetery records
● Steuben County, New York, cemetery inscriptions
● Tobey Cemetery, located in Steuben County, near Caton, New York
● Tombstone inscriptions, Steuben Co., New York, Baker Cemetery
● Tombstone records, Swale and South Swale cemeteries, Steuben County, New York
● Steubencounty.org Cemetery Listings

Census Records and Substitutes

Links to different types of censuses: federal, state, town, colonial, territorial, census substitutes,
● Steuben County, N.Y., census, 1810-1880


Source 1825 1835 1845 1855 1865 1875 1892 1905 1915 1925

Ancestry.com - - - Yes – Yes Yes - Yes Yes

Family History Library Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

FamilySearch Images - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

New York State Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Library Films

Church Records
List the various denominations and where their records are kept.
For a brief general history of denominations and a guide to finding various New York
denomination's records, see ​New York Church Records​ Wiki page.
● 1823-1874​ ​Rev. Noah Barrell's Record of Marriages, 1823-1874​ at ​NYGenWeb​ - free.
● 1844-1851​ - ​1844-1851 Presbyterian Church Marriage Records​, courtesy: GenWed.com
- free.
● 1844-1851​ - ​The Marriage Records of Rev. L. Merill Miller, Presbyterian Church
1844-1851​, courtesy: ​NYGenWeb​ - free.
● 1846-1888​ - ​1846-1888 Marriages Performed by Rev. O.P, Alderman​ of Naples and
Phelps, courtesy: GenWed.com - free.
● 1846-1888​ - ​Marriages Performed by Rev. O.P. Alderman of Naples and Phelps
1846-1888​, courtesy: ​NYGenWeb​ - free.
● 1854-1855​ - ​Steuben County Members of the New York Baptist Union for Ministerial
Education 1854-1855​, courtesy: ​NYGenWeb​ - free.
● Cornell University's Study Center for Early Religious Life in Western New York​ has an
online guide to Steuben County church records in their library.
● History of the First Presbyterian Church, Canisteo, N.Y.
● The Reverend John Niles, 1775-1812
● A century of grace : the history of St. Mary's Roman Catholic parish, Corning, N.Y.,

Court Records
● Steuben County Courthouse​ ​(all departments listed below are located here, unless

otherwise noted)

○ Address:​ 3 Pulteney Square, Bath, NY 14810

● Steuben County Clerk

○ Phone:​ 1-607-664-2563
○ Land Records:​ 1796
○ Court Records:​ 1796
● Steuben County Surrogate Court Clerk

○ Phone:​ (607) 776-7126

○ Probate Records:​ 1796
● Steuben County Historian

○ Address:​ 3 East Pulteney Square, Bath, NY 14810

○ Phone:​ 1-607-664-2199

Links to court record collections and descriptions of what they contain

● New York Court Records

FamilySearch - online records

● County court records, 1847-1904
● Court records, 1841-1845​ - New York Surrogate’s Court

FamilySearch - FHL
● County court records, 1847-1904
● Court records, 1841-1845

Ethnic Records
List the various ethnic groups in the locality and what unique record collections are available
about them.

Immigration and Naturalization

Describe immigration in the locality and link to the associated record collections.
● Naturalization records, 1820-1906​ - New York. Court of Common Pleas (Steuben
County); New York. Supreme Court (Steuben County); New York. County Court
(Steuben County)

Land Records
Link to collections about land grants, patents, bounty lands, and other land records.
● Deed records, 1799-1901; index, 1798-1965​ - ​Schuyler County (New York). County
Clerk; New York. County Court (Schuyler County)
● Deeds transmitted from Steuben and Ontario counties, 1790-1855; index 1800-1823​ -
Yates County (New York). County Clerk; New York. County Court (Yates County)
● Deeds, 1857​ - Steuben County (New York). County Clerk
● Mortgages, 1796-1853
● Pulteney estate deeds, 1793-1879
● Record of deeds (Steuben County, New York), 1796-1960

Legislative Records
Link to collections about legislative records, if applicable, i.e. Virginia’s legislative petitions.

Military Records
Colonial, militia, war, regimental histories, etc.
● U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938
● Rosters of men in National Guard [New York State reserve militia] in Steuben Co., New
York 1862-1867
● U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865

Newspapers Periodicals, and Directories

Link to websites which contain digitized newspapers for your locality or how to find them if they
aren’t digitized.
● http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/
● Evening Tribune (Hornell, New York)
● Evening Tribune-Times (Hornell, New York)
● Hornellsville Tribune (Hornellsville, New York)
● Hornellsville Weekly Tribune (Hornellsville, New York)
● Tree Talks
● Steuben Echoes
● Farmers Advocate (Bath) 1831 – 1832
● Steuben Courier (Bath) 1843 – 1875, 1921 – 1973
● Steuben Farmers Advocate 1835 – 1915
○ Steuben Farmers Advocate 2/12/1840 - 8/25/1876
● Bath Gazette 1797 – 1798

Probate Records
Link to record collections about will administration, probate, etc.
● http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ny/newyork.htm

● Probate records, 1796-1936​ - New York. Surrogate's Court (Steuben County); New
York. County Court (Steuben County)
● Testamentary and administration indexes, 1796-1936​ - New York. Surrogate's Court
(Steuben County); New York. County Court (Steuben County)

Orphan and Guardianship Records

● Researching Orphans in Genealogy​ - New York Public Library
● Orphans in USA Orphanages​ - Rootsweb
● New York Court Records​ - Familysearch
● Court Records ​- New York Archive

Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, Death)

● http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/ny-genealogy/new-york_vital_records.

List the start of registration for birth, marriage, and death records. List any gretna greens.
Early births were recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of ​towns​) The
New York State Department of Health​ (state level) began recording births in 1881. Births were
not recorded on the county level.

Birth Substitutes
● 1640–1962 ​New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962​ at ​FamilySearch Historical
Records​ – free; Index.
● See Town Clerks' Registers of Men who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section
of ​Military​ for birth information.

Early marriages were sometimes recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. In
1880, town clerks were to record the marriage and a copy was sent to the ​New York State
Department of Health​(state level). Town clerks continue to record marriages. The marriages in
this county were recorded by the county clerk from 1908 until 1936.​[19]
● 1639-1962 - ​New York, United States Marriages​ at ​FindMyPast​ — index $
● 1664–1784 New York. Secretary of State, ​Names of Persons for Whom Marriage
Licenses Were Issued By the Secretary of the Province of New York, Previous to 1784
(Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons and Co., 1860). At Cornell University ​digital
library​-free; ​Internet Archive​ - free; ​Ancestry edition($)​; ​At various libraries (WorldCat)​;
FHL Film 514675 Item 1 or 930131 Item 2​. Marriage bonds issued in the State of New
York prior to 1784, and the earliest record dating 1664.
● 1847–1848 and 1908–1936 ​New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936​ at
FamilySearch​ — index and images
● 1908–1935​ ​New York, County Marriages 1908–1935​ at ​FamilySearch Historical Records
– free; ​FHL Film 1006287(first of 28 films)​. Index on film goes to 1936. License and
certificates are available from 1908 to 1935.

● Marriages and deaths from Steuben County, New York, newspapers, 1797-1868

Marriage Substitutes
● 1686-1980​ ​New York Marriages, 1686–1890​ at ​FamilySearch Historical Records​ – free;
Index. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
● 1800–1855​ ​New York Marriage Notices​ at ​Ancestry​– ($); Index. This database is a
collection of marriage notices published in newspapers around the state. Contains name
of bride and groom, marriage date, marriage location, residence, and newspaper found
● 1801–1880​ ​Barber Collection- Newspaper Marriages​ at ​Ancestry​– ($); Index. Information
extracted from the "Brooklyn Eagle" and the "New York Evening Post."
● 1809–1850 ​Fred Q. Bowman,​10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850
(Baltimore,MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1985).​Ancestry($)​; ​World Vital Records($)​; ​At
various libraries​; ​FHL Book 974.7 V2b​. Abstracted from newspaper marriage and death
● 1828​ ​Steuben Messenger​ Vital Records 1828​ at ​NYGenWeb​ - free.
● 1856–1863​ ​Index to Marriages and Deaths in the New York Herald​ at ​Ancestry​– ($);
Index. These newspaper notices refer to people up and down the East Coast as well as
midwesterners and persons from as far west as the State of California. Also browseable.
● 1864-5, 1874-5​ See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of
Census​ for marriage information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.

● Pre–1787​ - All divorces were granted by the governor or legislature and were very rare.
● 1787–1847 ​- All divorces were granted by the court of chancery. These records are
found in the New York State Archives or for the New York City area at the New York
County Clerk's office.These divorces were granted only on the grounds of adultery.
● 1847–present​ - All divorces are handled by the county Supreme Court where the
divorce was granted. Divorce files in New York are sealed for 100 years. Contact the
County Clerk for information about divorce records.

Divorce judgment papers often include date and place of the marriage and the names and
birthdates of any children. Local newspapers may publish notices of divorce actions.
Early deaths were recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of ​towns​) The
New York State Department of Health​ (state level) began recording deaths in 1881. Deaths
were not recorded on the county level.

Death Indexes
● 1880-1956​ - ​New York, Death Index, 1880-1956​ at ​Ancestry​ — ($), index only
● 1957-1963​ - ​New York State Health Department, Genealogical Research Death Index,
1957-1963​ at ​FamilySearch​ — Index only

Death Substitutes
● 1795–1952​ ​New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952​ at ​FamilySearch Historical
Records​ – free; Index. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries
derived from compiled and original records such as Family Records, Church Records,
and Civil Registration. There may be entries that cite a specific source.
● 1801–1890​ ​Barber Collection- Newspaper Deaths​ at ​Ancestry​– ($); Index. Information
extracted from the "Brooklyn Eagle" and the "New York Evening Post."
● 1809–1850 ​Fred Q. Bowman,​10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850
(Baltimore,MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1985).​Ancestry($)​; ​World Vital Records($)​; ​At
various libraries​; ​FHL Book 974.7 V2b​. Abstracted from newspaper marriage and death
● 1828​ ​Steuben Messenger​ Vital Records 1828​ at ​NYGenWeb​ - free.
● 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80​ See Mortality Schedule information in the Federal
Census section of ​Census​ for death information.
● 1856–1863​ ​Index to Marriages and Deaths in the New York Herald​ at ​Ancestry​– ($);
Index. These newspaper notices refer to people up and down the East Coast as well as
midwesterners and persons from as far west as the State of California. Also browseable.
● See ​Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War​ in the Civil War section
of ​Military​ for death information.
● 1864-5, 1874-5​ See Mortality Schedule information in the State Census section of
Census​ for death information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.

Tax Records
Link to tax record collections, personal property tax, land tax, etc.

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Directories and Gazetteers

● Historical Gazetteer of Steuben County, New York: With Memoirs and Illustrations - 1891
● Gazetteer of the state of New York : embracing a comprehensive view of the geography,
geology, and general history of the state, and a complete history and description of
every county, city, town, village and locality with full table of statistics
● Gazetteer of the State of New York: Comprehending Its Colonial History, General
Geography, Geology, and Internal Improvements, Its Political State, a Minute Description
of Its Several Counties, Towns, and Villages, Statistical Tables, Exhibiting the Area,
Improved Lands, Population, Stock, Taxes, Manufactures, Schools, and Cost of Public
Instruction, in Each Town : with a Map of the State, and a Map of Each County, and
Plans of the Cities and Principal Villages
● Gazetteer and business directory of Steuben County, N.Y. for 1868-9
● Steuben County, New York Directory, 1891
● Historical gazetteer of Steuben County, New York​ - ​Roberts, Millard Fillmore

Local Families
** Local Steuben County Families that have some sort of connection to William Hawley

● http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.newyork.counties.steuben/2297
● Colonial and revolutionary history of the Lockwood family in America
● History of the Counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania, J.H. Beers
& Co., 1890


● https://www.yourfamilyhistoryhelper.com/gilbert-drew-b1732.html



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