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ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY.    583

WADDISfCtTOKr—■was formed from Madrid in 1859. It lies on the St. Lawrence, n. e. of
the center of the co. The surface is level or gently undulating. It is watered by Great and Little
Sucker and Brandy Brooks. The soil is a light, sandy loam, generally fertile. Upon the St. Law¬
rence are rapids affording an immense amount of water-power. Waddington1 (p. v.) is situated
on the St. Lawrence, opposite Ogdens Island and the
Rapide Plat.” The rapids at this place
impede navigation,2 but furnish abundant water-power, The entire fall is 11 ft. Pop. < 05. The
first settlement was made along the St. Lawrence, in 1798, under Joseph Edsall,3 agent of the pro¬

prietors.4,5

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

Names of Towns.

Acres of Land.

Valuation of 1858.

Population.

Mo. of Dwellings.

No. of Families.

£

1

Schools.

•e

0

1

Unimproved.

| Real Estate.

Personal

Property.

Total.

Males.

Females.

o*'£

s {

18,280

40,725

$445,160

$5,250

$450,410

1.514

1,454

487

507

435

13

1.248

34,101

29,593

1,343.81(

148.680

1,492,490

2,497

2,498

874

880

806

27

2,005

3,460

127.293

166,908

4.750

171,658

546

494

209

212

140

7

492

De Kalb.....................

22,658

26,616

473.808

11,200

485,008

1,360

1,316

482

511

319

22

1,065

12,334

13,706

327,990

13.550

341,540

599

564

195

196

153

10

502

7,834

19,285

170,213

12,850

183,063

625

555

208

210

211

9

589

1,824

93,932

55,197

55,197

172

144

57

57

>6

. 4

162

15,732

12,687

296,498

3,225

299,723

814

806

292

303

241

14

688

25,111

12,157

753,248

43,200

796,448

1,406

1,450

498

512

399

20

1,146

15,701

18,823

339,875

7.300

347,175

970

905

314

320

112

U

705

12,537

12,258

254,593

4.500

259,093

854

794

289

305

244

10

663

■ 12,641

36.427

480,803

29,350

518,153

775

779

293

267

241

18

861

17,338

7,905

421,801

68

,900

490,700

1,226

1,139

457

473

407

15

987

36,959

24,491

825,780

7

,780

833,560

2,622

2,487

907

905

761

33

2.348

15,367

23,881

320,211

3,850

324,066

1,087

1,033

345

356

338

14

917

10,435

29,765

192,660

'

192,660

749

717'

260

124

221

13

663

32,788

28,551

1,119,225

69.350

1,188,572-

2,435

2,427

844

877

736

25.

1,884

19,620

9,037

389,57'

63,385

452,959

1,341

1,360

459

468

341

19

1,227

19,407

24,691

372,17<

21,750

393,920

1,049

1,062

399

399

281

16

889

12,286

9,459

359,320

29,550

388,870

882

922

341

350

310

12

758

Oswegatchie...............

26,669

12,496

2,416,555

1,149,035

3,565,590

5,033

5,027

1,658

1,474

1,096

24

4,509

20,528

42,602

367,230

22,800

390,030

1,054

1,060

395

395

404

15

760

Pierrepont..................

10,339

115,121

274,845

3,200

278,045

906

928

348

347

309

18

7 SI

Pitcairn.....................

3,900

20,767

79,960

945

80,905

269

262

106

106

.89

6

215

Potsdam....................

40,297

20,521

1,528,40c

244,300

1

772,705

3,328

3,303

1,126

•1,191

1,015

34

2,238

Rossie..,.....................

8,482

12,911

270,410

7,260

277,679

752

728

252

314

153

10

750

Russell......................

12,080

38,068

305,11:

10,300

315,411

1,115

993

399

392'

262

15

750

Stockholm.................

30,846

21,763

706,69]

25,600

732,291

1,954

1,836

697

726

610

27

1,619

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

499,554

8S5,531

15,066,06]

2,011,860

17,077,921

37,934

37,043

13,191

13,177

10,690

377

10,997

Live Stock.

Agricultural Products.

5“

Bosh, of Grain.

5>

.8

Dairy Products,

Names of Towns.

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8

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42

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15

1 §

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s

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Si

s

s

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6

$

tS

cqft,

K|V

£05

Q.a

Brasher.....................

664

1,745

1,633

2,363

854

1,669

31,450

4,440

26,317

200

135,320

24.982

3.368

Canton...,...................

1,906

2,991

3,927

6,165

1,802

1,848

61,525

11,192

36,454

3,546

30,840

252.988

4,514

Colton........................

135

218

369

373

131

459

8,221

2,503

8,434

10,340

950

256

De Kalb......................

598

1,961

2,426

1.281

841

1,020

41,92"

4

6,050

15,495

206,370

233.965

3,889

De Peyster..................

499

836

1,442

4,334

480

738

28,311

2.556

7,985

1,173

136,950

12.200

1,632

Edwards....................

320

914

1,017

1,490

446

1,5304

17,877

2,205

12,640

8

92,909

26.023

2,565

Fine..........................

32

156

109

147

99

352

3,776

304

3,546

10,900

481

Fowler......................

529.

1,228

2,072

1,509

638

1,091

32,324

4.353

9,988

165

159,870

128,044

927

Gouverneur...............

679

1,486

2,924

2,735

830

1,533

55,052

5.170

16,653

410

278,023

254,561

1,876

Hammond..................

770

1,266

1,421

3,441

830

1,702

67,006

3,665

6,576

2,342

112,821

52,750

2.507

Hermon:....................

406

1,524

1,753

998

418

164

26,214

3.621

8,057

832

136,615

155,500

2,133

Hopkinton.................

450

1,031

948

2,919

745

3,256

19.387

2,7

86

24,046

3,566

82,627

15,190

1,274

Lawrence....................

590

1,665

1,621

3,328

655

1,495

29,106

4,776

50,285

1,107

140,525

31,725

1,823

Lisbon.......................

1,717

3.057

3,507

7,513

1.904

1,618

50,888

10,681

52,804

9,693

349,863

16,245

12,811

Louisville..................

724

1,851

1,611

3,974

949

1.556

46.228

4,686

18,053

4,067

148,730

4.880

4,461

Macomb.....................

367

979

81

1,250

444

1.557

18,225

2,536

10,683

194

95,850

7,069

2,379

Madrid.......................

1,461

2,805

3.693

7,085

1,820

2,050

86,43

9,454

46.05-5

8,711

339,082

122,620

9,974

Massena....................

901

2,358

1,817

5,535

1,194

1.997

50,802

6,501

20,542

4,920

148,570

24,940

2.159

Morristown................

1,032

1,437

1,850

2.458

1,080

4,154

52,7924

5,133

9,811

7,335

196,289

11.928

5.392

Norfolk.....................

- 477

807

1,066

2.034

605

456

20,631

'3,738

16.968

5.7

98

87,970

24,845

2,268

Osrvegatchie...............

1,409

2,265

2,616

3,971

1,619

5,826

7 5,057 4

7,7

04

24.380

8,7

89

191,901

3.570

5,314

Parish ville.................

735

1,693

1,656

5,389

813

3,9

79

45,110

4,584

29,110

4,377

168,890

58,307

3.178

Pierrepont........v.........

399

797

978

1,203

392

2,100

20,106

2,466

12.328

2,141

80,643

17,290

1.846

Pitcairn.....................

134

239

300

258

203

146

11,726

554

8.314

3,270

500

699

Potsdam.....................

■ 1,505

2,804

4,997

4.554

1,954

1,833

61,419

13,397

60,108

14,553

452,116

44,608

4.443

Rossie........................

382

771

1,086

1,290

398

893

25,3054

2,055

8,054

46

110,119

14.880

1.172

Russell......................

358

1,800

1,518

2.046

73C

343

30,918

3,912

11,670

2,108

104,170

87.320

2,975

Stockholm..................

1,082

3,303

2,823

6,811

1,212

5,140

50,5211

8,378

58,667

4,416

257,236

45.119

3,567

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

20,261

44,247'52,161

86,454

24,086

50,5054

1,068,3444

139,400

604,023

90,497

4,268,809

1,672,999

'89,863


John Tuttle, Benj. Bartlett, Godfrey Myers, Benj. Campbell,
E. Demick, Amos Wells, Asa and Jason Fenton, Charles North,
Wm. Powell, and R. C. Hepburn, Ira Hitchcock, T., A., R., and
W. Rutherford. J. H. Hawley kept the first inn; j. Redington
was first justice of the peace; Dorothy Fields taught the first
school. Mills were built at Waddington, in 1803-04. •

4 There are 6 churches in the town; 1 Presb., 1 Epis.. 1 M.E.,
1 R. C., 2 Scotch Presb.

6 Pop. I860, 2,735; village, 789.


1

Named from Joshua Waddington, proprietor. Formerly
called “
ffamilton.” Incorp. April 26,1839. A furnace, supplied
with hog ore, was established here in iS34; but it was abandoned
in 1840. A tract of 1,135 acres on the shore opposite the island,
together with the island and water-power, were conveyed in
1811 to Joshua Waddington and Thos. L. and David A. Ogden.

2

In 1808-11-15, acts were passed to improve the navigation at
this place, and a lock was built for the passage of small boats.


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