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The soil is a fine, dark loam in the valleys and a gravelly loam upon the hills. Most of the sum¬
mits are still covered with forests. Tioga Center, (p.v.,) at the mouth of Pipe Creek, con¬
tains a church, several mills, and 60 dwellings. It is a station on the N. Y. & Erie It. R.
Smitbsboro, (p.v.,) on the N.Y & E. R. R., contains 230 inhabitants. Halsey Valley
(n.o.) is a hamlet, in the n.w. corner of the town, on the line of Barton. Straights Cor¬
ners is a p. o. on the
n. border. The first settlement was made on Pipe Creek, in 1785, by
Samuel and William Ransom, Primmer, and Andrew Alden, from Wyoming, Penn. Col.
David Pixley, from Mass., and Abner Turner, from N. H., made the first settlement on the river,
in 1791.1 There are 2 churches in town; M. E. and Union.

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

Names of Towns.

Acbes of Land.

Valuation of 1858..

Population.

No. of Dwellings.

No. of Families.

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553

213,

624

365

170

1,115

189

328

869

Schools.

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Barton.................

Berkshire-...........

Candor................

Newark...............

Nichols...............

Owego.................

Richford..............

Spencer...............

Tioga...................

16,629*

9,283

30,769

13,038

12,050

33,801*

8,898

13,445

16,980|

15,875*

9,613

27,521

16,182

7,363*

26,046*

6,947

12,367

16,508

$713,367

145,990

690,945

311,586

321,025

1,680,121

156,016

247,830

648,234

$134,450
3,655
37,750
25,675
29,900
518,440
11,600
16,925 ■
21,350

$847,817

149,645

728,695

337,261

350,925

2,198,561

167,616

264,755

569,584

1,876

533

1,997

.983

945

4,223

598

911

1,550

1,966

535

1,897

962

926

4,105

584

894

1,477

770

203

744

887

319

1,467

231

357

571

775

219

787

403

347

1,376

242

379

579

1,657

376

1,476

723

720

3,440

506

709

1.268

L0,S75

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

154,894|

138,423*

4,815,114

799,745

5,614,859

13,616

13,346

5,049

5,107

3,926

159

Names of Towns.

Live Stock.

Agricultural Products.

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990

699

4,275

1,238

2.395

3;17o|

644

962

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Barton.................

Berkshire.-..........

Candor................

Newark.........'.....

Nichols...............

Owego.................

Richford..............

Spencer....,..........

Tioga..................

664

293

1,125

583

384

1,383

284

426

536

1,850

1,165

2,905

1,558

1,372

3,680

783

1,608

1,789

1,621

94'

2,30.

1,38(

1,02(

2,81.

78S

91.

1,15

3,265

2,230

7,258

3,545

2,776

8,176

2,143

3,061

3,698

1,414

614

2,019

907

1,202

2,837

445

673

1,137

9,438*

426*

5,915?

775

6,127*

12,353

775

2,658

6,770

102,007*

34.334

169,266

51,789*

83,848#

185,384#

42,208

68,140

91,827

4.093

2,709*

6,758*

4,108

2,907*

8,404

2,047

3,078*

4,296

9,907

8,795

27,519

17,191

12,116

46,528*

.6,009

9,021

13,432

14,400

17,586

23,581

16,445

16,896

29,694

10,927

14,197

25,457

167,685
126,340
287,692
- 145,189
102,185
235,444
84,021
90,803
126,424

1,610

14,209

15.996

6,210

1,500

4,644

1,625

2.200

2,363

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

5,678

16,710

12,95'

36,152"

11,248

45,239*

828,805*

38,401#

150,518*

169,183

1,365,783

50,357

16,390*

Francis Gragg, Nath’l Goodspeed, Jesse, Ziba, and Amos Miller,

Enos Canfield, Lodowyck Light,-Lyon, and Ezra Smith, from

Westchester co., N.Y.; Geo. Horton, M.Dean, N. Brink, Dr. Tink-
ham, C. Leach, R. Curtis, Wm. S. Jones, T. Madison, C. Schoon¬
over, and James Brooks with 5 sons.


1

Among the early settlers were Joel Farnham, Jeremiati
White, Abel Stafford, Elizur Wright, Samuel Giles, Hugh E.
Eiddis; John Hill, from Mass.; William Taylor, from Saratoga
c.o.; Nathaniel Catlin, Cornelius Taylor, Beriah Mundy, John

Smith, James Schoonover,  Taylor, and  Hungerford,

from Wyoming, Penn., Daniel Mersereau, from Staten Island;


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