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LIVINGSTON COUNTY.    387

(p. v.,) in the s. part, 61 inhabitants. Woodville, in the s. e. corner, is a hamlet. Settlement
was commenced in the s. part, by Jeremiah Gregory, in 1795 The first church organization was Bap
.2

YORK.—was formed from Caledonia and Leicester, March 26,1819. A part of Covington wag
annexed in 1823. It lies on the w. border of the co.,
n. of the center. Its surface is undulating,
with a general inclination to the
e. Brown and Calder Creeks flow e. through the central and n.
parts. The soil in the center and s. is a clay loam, and in the n. e. part a sandy and gravelly loam.
York Center (York p.o.) contains4churches and321 inhabitants ; Fowlerville,1 (Inver¬
ness p.o.,) in theN.E. part, 2 churches, a machine shop,* and 369 inhabitants; GrelgsvIIIe,
(p.v.,) in the s. part, a church and 22 houses
; Pitfardinia,2 (Piffard p.o.,) in the s.e. part, on
the G. Vi Canal, a church, a saw and planing mill, and 23 houses. Settlement was commenced in
the sr.
e. part, by several Scotch families, about the year 1800.® The first church (Scotch Ref.
Presb.) was formed in 1816.7

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

Names of Towns.

Acres of Land.

Valuation of 1858.

Population.

•1

1

"o'

i

1

>

4

Freeholders.

Schools.

’e

j.

g,

Unimproved.

Real Estate,

Personal
Property.

Total.

1

Females.

ll

Children
taught,
'

20,743

5,084

991,606

64,700

1,056,306

1,352

1,342

467

483

344

13

994

Caledonia................

20,602

5,276

1,022,484

151,067

1,173,551

1,063

928

453

346

242

9

607

13,455$

6,889$

445,061

77,831

522,892

718

695

270

300

184

9

537

Geneseo..................

22.306$

6,979

1,152,820

637,725

1,790,545

1,471

1,412

479

505

338

11

1,002

Groveland...............

16,479

8,058$

701,563

61,632

763,195

800

810

280

272

177

9

636

17,309$

3,418

671,277

58.509

729,786

1,026

1,050

357

330

239

13

765

Lima......................

14,410$

3,342

868,639

341,595

1,210,234

1,324

1,346

641

227

381

10

934

Livonia..................

19,444$

3,882$

792,626

207,525

1,000,151

1,301

1,334

481

498

455

12

770

Mount Morris......v..

22.469

■ 5,679

1,293,812

187,507

1,481,319

2,045

1,997

563

790

506

15

1,495

North Dansville......

3,384

1,532

492.448

314,932

817,380

1,658

1,823

695

711

457

6

1.284

Nunda....................

12,788$

5,902$

653,173

69.600

622,773

1,425

1,462

552

403

430

16

1,076

Ossian.....................

10,828

12,720

296,443

6,450

302,893

711

602

234

250

179

11

525

Portage..................

10,361

5,625$

352,961

25,755

378,716

787

782

302

313

430

10

623

Sparta....................

12,225|

8,217

447,358

24,150

471,508

626

607

232

141

217

8

447

Springwater............

18,787$

13,313$

484,436

163,844

648,280

1,296

1,185

450

482

355

17

964

West Sparta............

12.973$

7,085$

456,118

39.551

495,669

774

722

286

283

192

12

656

York......................

24,723$

6,093$

1,166,549

112,960

1,279,509

1,434

1,348

482

587

381

13

940

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

273,290$

109,098$

12,189,374

2,545,333

14,734,707

19,811

19,445

7,224

6,921

5,507

197

14,255

Names of Towns.

Live Stock.

Agricultural Products,

Domestic Cloths,
in Yards.

Horses.

Working
Oxen and
Calves.

Cows.

Sheep.

Bush. 01

Grain.

Tons of Hay.

Bushels of
Potatoes.

Bushels of
1 Apples. I

i

Dairy Products.

Winter.

Spring.

sVs
■P s
a, oq

Pounds

of

Cheese.

838

1,359

676

12,745

1,507

109,079

88,064$

3.094

10,389

21,010

56,170

4.670

144

1,101

2.582

772

10,552

1.809

134,445

53,807$

3,056

10,646

9,350

72,831

3.879

684

618

971

508

8,733

778

39.504

34.225

2,263

4,502

8,120

52.043

1.196

93

616

1,277

610

8,015

1.271

88,643

64,736$

3,207$

6.714

25,-141

43,392

5.297$

70

892

1,422

837

5,634

15035

70,331

42,636$

2,205$

5,180

21.302

72,385

1.364

863$

820

1,365

700

4,487

1,079

105,624

79,436

2,128

8,604

10.899

63,711

3.500

434

793

856

606

8,361

1,309

75,540

77,442

2,469

8.057

16,654

58,805

10,025

1,034

1,303

586

11,771

■ 1,745

87,779

68,316

3,377

8,092

29,422

90,122

15.529

587

1,058

1,546

1,081

6,934

1,756

85,327

72,615$

2,504$

9,122

11,431

95,250

2,085

899$

212

143

221

1,498

338

13,821

9,580

424

1,787

3,345

16.275

35

754

994

794

3,516

1,028

33,149

33,698$

1,828$

9,723

10,918

82,736

2.085

1.352

365

671

440

2,646

699

15.984

18,060

1,099

4,027

2,865

38,690

1,375

254

474

658

486

4,155

751

39,288

36,478$

1.409$

12,026

14.549

54,964

3.590

614$

613

967

646

2,173

1.084

37,578

32,869$

1,799$

5.948

17,435

57,749

1,351

573

Springwater............

903

1,159

831

6,298

1,169

18,530

55,475

2,539$

13,711$

11,910

85,862

6.173

871$

West Sparta............

570

941

665

3.992

1,099

31,708

29,991

1,550$

5,226

6,845

59.590

8.741

822

York......................

1,206

1,860

961

13,698

1,517

128,551

76,600$

5,331$

12,529

23,869

.83,706

9,861

962

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

12,867

19,074

11,420

115,208

19,974

1,114,881

874,033

40,286$

136,283$

245,065

1,084,281

80,721$

9,259


5 Named from David Piffard, a prominent settler at this place.

® Among the early settlers were Donald and John McKenzie,
Angus McBean, John and Alexander Frazer, Archibald Gillis,
and John McCall. David Martz was an early settler. John
Russ, from Vt., settled at the center, in 1809; Ralph Brown, in
1808; and John Darling, from Vt., in 1809; and James Calder in
the N. part of the town. The first birth was that of Angus
McKenzie. The first inn was kept by Nathan Russ, in 1817; the
first store, by Chandler Piersons, in 1816. Ralph Brown built
the first gristmill, in 1818.

7 The census reports 9 churches in town; 2 Presb., 2 M. E.,
Bap., Cong., Asso. Presb., Asso. Ref. Presb., and Ref. Presb.


1

Christian.

2

i Manufactures all kinds of agricultural implements, and turns


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