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240    CLINTON COUNTY.

w. region is too rough for cultivation. Saranac, (p. v.,) upon Saranac River, contains a church,
sawmill, forge, and 50 houses. Medford; (p.v.,) on the Saranac, near the s. border, contains
3 churches, several sawmills, and 6ft houses.1 Russia, 2 mi. above Saranac, contains 2 forges
and 20 houses, The first settlement was begun in 1802, by Russell Case and Ezekiel Pearce.2 The
first preacher was Rev. Lambert Hopper, in 1805.3

SCHIIYLEll FAIflLS 4—was formed from Plattsburgh, April 4, 1848. It is an interior
town, lying a little s.
e. of the center of the co. Its surface is rolling in the E. and hilly in the w.,
with an inclination toward the
e. The Saranac forms its N. boundary, and Salmon River flows
along its s. border. The soil is a light, sandy loam. Schuyler Falls, (p.v.,) on Salmon
River, near the s. line of the town, contains a church, gristmill, starch factory, and 50 dwellings.
Morrisonvllle, (p.v.,) on the Saranac, lies partly in Plattsburgh. It contains 2 churches, a
gristmill, sawmill, 2 starch factories, foundery, machine shop, and 35 houses. JVorrisville,
upon Salmon River, 3 mi. w. of Schuyler Falls, contains a starch factory, 2 forges, and 15 dwellings.
The first settler was Ezra Turner, who located upon Salmon River in 1797.5 The census reports
2 M. E. churches in town.6

Acres of Land, Valuation, Population, Dwellings, 'Families, Freeholders, Schools, Live
Stock, Agricultural Products, and Domestic Manufactures, of Clinton County.

Ackes of Land.

Valuation of 1858.

Population.

Ul

i

Schools.

Names of Towns.

'i

0

1

Unimproved.

Beal Estate.

'e ■§“
a
§

feg

0,0,

j Total. ■

J

1

Females.

1

Cl

>

4

1

£

I

"1

1

No. of 1
Districts.

g. _

5*

Altona®.....................

$202,375

$2,575

$204,950

10

749

Au Sable...................

11,067*

10,634

506,712

64,327

571,039

1,854

1,949

616

655

257

12

1,614

Beekmantown............

24,103

13,286*

531,385

15,300

546,685

1,480

1,453

483

482

425

15

1,135

Black Brook...............

5,983*

69,550*

155,634

3,100

158,734

.1,557

1,468

499

541

192

14

1,395

Champlain................

18,208

9,035

763,383

52,230

815,613

3,080

3,117

996

1,052

373

14

2,205

Chazy.......................

23,526

56,053

523,655

50,880

574,535

2,233

2,229

780

809

575

17

1,619

Clinton.....................

4,213

24,760

117,592

117,592

709

662

245

248

157

7

785

Dannemora.........;......

54,919

113,806

113,806

501

222

84

84

62

1

222

Ellenburgh...............

7,423*

56,608*

177,937

"■ 1,450

179,387

907

844

321

348

231

9

684

Mooers.....................

12,012*.

25,308

, 405,003

6,800

411,803

1,819

1,803

608

630

492

22

1,837

Peru.........................

25,050*

19,346*

616,294

102,700

718,994

1,788

1,732

606

635

441

21

1,536

Plattsburgh...............

14,764*

12,094

1,069,290

348,400

1,417,690

2,998

3,082

896

984

642

17

2,602

Saranac.....................

11.058*

39,507*

201,352

2,200

203,552

1,656

1402

523

533

362

13

1,119

Schuyler Falls............

11,521*

9,984

246,694

29,600

276,294

974

963

337

344

272

10

849

Total.................

168,932*

401,086*

5,631,112

679,562

6,310,674

21,556

20,926

6,994

7,345

4,481

182

18,351

Agricultural Products.

Names of Towns.


I ^

| s>
C.g


Altona®..........

Au Sable........

Beekmantown,
Black Brook...

Champlain......

Chazy ...

Clinton..........

Dannemora_____

Ellenburgh ....

Mooers .

Peru..............

Plattsburgh....

Saranac..........

Schuyler Palis.
Total...


955|

1,214

1,373*

1,702*

509*

259

1,385


•j


Horses.

Working
Oxen and
Calves.

I

Sheep.

a

I

Bbsh. of Grain.

%

£

a

e

Bushels of
Potatoes
.

Bushels of
Apples.

Dairy Products.

Winter.

1

Spring.

Pounds

Butter.

Pounds

Cheese.

633

. 814

716

2,139

555

954*

27,311*

3,126

25,185

944

38,245

6,475

1,085

2,265

1,821

6,491

1,117

1,195

82,263*

7,232

52,827

15,545

172,695

17,823

371

553

554

486

370

668

9,227*

1,262

18,875

20

30,091*

600

919

1,427

1,096

4,037

708

83

75,919*

6,571

20,106

8,762

84,210

,10,690

1,233

2,199

1,666

8,776

1,17.3

1,686

81,195*

7,645*

36,552

16,704

101,239

14,500

192

355

371

562

272

■ 72*

6,723

1,007*

12,865

415

23,560

4,000

350

439

447

959

277

291

13 028*

1,990*

32,019

210

39,505

755

602

1,257

818

1,581

469

695*

16,091*

4,084*

14,668

2,345

81,681

7,505

1,049

1,942

1,395

5,528

1,089

3,551

84,142*

6,117*

58,058

11,918*

111,404

15,696

.1,005

1,259

1,016

3,794

856

2,002

40,123*

4,247*

35,224

11,967

76,350

12,357

511

822

660

1,067

450

1,367

19,225

2,331*

28,271

1,442

57,661

710

494

939

724

2,931

532

2,646

29,636*

2,624*

50,842

6,664

74,790

14,795

8,444

14,271

11,284

38,351

7,868

15,211*

484,887|

48,241

385,492

76,936*

891,431*

105,906

230

2,951

10,5791


« Formed since 1855.


t In 1831, John S. Foster, agent of a company, came to this
place and erected a saw and grist mill, and, during the next
season, a large manufactory of crown glass. The manufacture
of glass was carried on with varying success until 1852, when it
was finally abandoned. Mr. Foster went to Jefferson co. in 1832,
and there commenced the manufacture of glass, (see page 355 ;)
Gershom Cook, Elias W. Corning, and Matthew Lane, of Troy,
were proprietors of the establishment.

2 Among the early settlers were Sylvanus Smith, Wright
Spaulding, Lyman Manly, Nath’l Lyon, John Gregory and son
Czar, Lewis F'erris and sons, Isaiah and John Lambert,
John M. Hopper and John Chamberlain. Samuel Stone, first
agent for Township No. 4 of the Old Military Tract, with another
man, attempting to go to Malone, was caught in' a snojv storm,
Wid his companion frozen to death, Oct. 8,1802. He was himself
so injured that he- died in 3 weeks. John D. Fiske, the second
agent, was killed by a falling tree, June 21,1805. The first birth
was that of Isaac Smith, May 9,1804; the first marriage, that
of Cornelius Hopper and Sophia Case, in 1810; and the first
death of a settler, that of John D. Fiske, June 8, 1805. Royal
Spaulding taught the first school, in 1805; and Isaiah Ferris
built the first saw and grist mill, in 1806.

3 There are 4 churches in town; 2 M. E., Presb., and R. C.,

4 Named from the proprietor of the present village site.

5 Among the early settlers were Daniel and Roswell Jones,
John P. Roberts, David Hare, Daniel Hillson, Henry Purdy,
Jonathan Wickham, and Jas. Brand, all of whom located upon
Salmon River.

6 2 churches (Bap. and TJnion) at Morrisonville are located 3.
of the river, in Plattsburgh.



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