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WASHINGTON COUNTY.    687

out in the harbor and put under the command of Benedict Arnold. Upon the approach of Bur¬
goyne’s army, in 1777, the fort was blown up and the houses, mills, &c. were all burned
.1 During
the War of 1812 this place became an important depot of military stores. The first steamboat on
the lake was launched here, in 1809. The Champlain Canal was constructed to this point from
Fort Edward in 1819, and finished to Troy in 1824.2 In 1806 Gen. Williams made arrangements
for building a church, but died before he could carry them into effect. His son (Col. John Wil¬
liams) and his widow carried out the design, and presented the building to the Asso. Presb. Soc.
It was rebuilt in 1826.3

 •

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

Names of Towns.

Acres of Land.

Valuation of 1858.

Population.

No. of Dwellings.

No. of Families. .

j Freeholders.

Schools.

Improved.

\

■8

0
*-

1
1

Real Estate.

II

0,0,

Total.

1

Females.

No. of
Districts.

Children

taught.

Argyle...................

27,186

8,350$

$1,002,507

$209,232

$1,211,739

1,613

1,631

566

608

484

16

1,078

18,013$

4,206

902,490

151,804

1,054,294

1,132

1,172

415

459

286

14

990

5,500$

21,943$

92,810

4,000

96,810

387

348

146

150

100

11

318

30,994$

6,936$

1,366,962

223,330

1,590,292

1,482

1,530

559

614

397

19

976

Fort Ann................

22,619$

27,966$

657,072

56,137

713,209

1,845

1,699

613

695

327

21

1,310

12,791$

2,006

600,950

492,150

993,100

1,530

1,434

460

628

350

9

1,112

27,511$

6,632

873,565

145,250

1,018,815

1,710

1,653

595

660

469

18

1,235

Greenwich..............

20,864$

5,349

1,204,115

489,625

1,693,740

1,959

1,929

745

790

473

15

1.442

8,725

3,939

231,751

30,845

262,596

429

417

161

161

106

6

282

21,978

4,852$

735,967

82,484

818,451

1,132

1,064

396

416

345

15

807

25,515

7,138

779,302

93,390

872,692

1,283

1,266

505

530

379

16

831

Jackson..................

17,981

4,880

768,170

66,550

•834,720

906

864

323

335

242

10

587

Kingsbury..............

18,440

4,324$

785,406

105,755

891,161

1,736

1,628

552

* 626

464

16

1,329

7,882

12,423

144,580

19,854

164,434

378

346

122

129

101

7

302

25,104$

7,976

830,385

308.314

1,138,699

1,461

1,464

506

561

410

19

1,016

White Creek............

22,683$

5,616

868,265

333,762

1,202,027

1,257

1,182

462

586

325

13

908

Whitehall...............

19,240

9,015

1,022,650

396,740

. 1,419,390

2,299

2,239

749

893

472

15

1,769

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

333,030$

143,554$

12,766,947

3,209,222

15,976,169

22,539

21,866

7,875

8,741

5,730

240

16,292

Names of Towns.

Live Stock.

Agricultural Products.

Domestic Cloths
in yards.

1

1

Working
Oxen and
Calves.

Cows,

Sheep.

•1

Bush, of Grain.

Tons of Nay.

Bushels of
Potatoes.

o“

Isa, ^
s S!
K|U

Dairy Products.

Winter.

Spring.

Pounds

Butter.

Pounds

Cheese.

Argyle.................

1,196

2,090

1,838

4,567

4,058

18,138

164,446

4,790$

72.925

29,861

163,321

2,875

215

Cambridge...........

737

1,085

1,071

9.715

2,897

14,767

98,283$

4,251

35,211

11,126

109,204

7,420

1,238$

Dresden...............

150

5.192

300

1,613

212

802$

13.876$

1,528

5,096

2,872

23,323

3,105

403

Easton.................

1,030

1,668

1.577

13,425

3,028

26,848

183,367

5,813$

46,905

14,501

137,864

42,176

1,535

Fort Ann..............

797

1,652

955

5,196

1,127

1,625$

63.907$

5,626

27,451

6,812

91,843

44,824

531

Fort Edward........

443

947

667

2.266

933

2,287$

71,573

2,700

11,262

1,525

55,014

2.358

40

Granville....,........

855

1,604

2,023

4,735

1,581

6,958

80,021

5,428$

107,972

24,697

106,160

334.767

416

Greenwich............

913

1.478

1,345

4,370

2,690

18,928$

140,079

3,539

46,914

14,508

129,495

17,100

212

Hampton.............

168

602

516

4,432

330

1,602

22,950

2,169

10,955

5,844

•36,210

35,632

Hartford..............

697

1,229

1,067

. 12,068

1,479

4,284

79,686

4,326$

87,857

21,422

104,554

18,109

269

Hebron...............

884

1,612

1,567

5,185

2,351

4,976

121,047

4,796

109,647

12,877

129,987

26.115

72

Jackson...............

634

1,052

1,049

6,817

2,816

14,281

112,987$

3,316

59,570

8,621

106,071

530

278

Kingsbury...........

634

1,057

971

5,931

1,184

1,230

63,337

4,717$

38,619

7,075

94,385

30,542

246

Putnam...............

240

944

468

3,098

214

1,113

18,507

2,037

4,964

4,652

47,490

440

651

Salem..................

888

1,606

1,322

8,554

2,963

6.208

134,890$

4.842$

61,934

10,578

143,020

4,635

45

White Creek.........

559

951

800

18,905

1,638

3,565$

68,403

4,591

25,994

6,656

67,351

36,150

55

Whitehall.............

882

1,552

1,153

7,656

804

2,739$

47,380$

5,409

14,009

5,476

79,846

'27,713

92

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

11,707

21,721

18,689

118,533

30,305

130,354

1,484,742$

69,881

767,285

189,103

1,625,138

634,491

6,298$

Maj. Skene the younger, 50 tenants, and 12 negroes were taken
prisoners. The sloop was sent down the lake to Col. Ethan
Allen at Shoreham, Vt. In the cellar of the house was found
the body of the wife of the elder Skene, which had been pre¬
served many years to secure to the husband an annuity devised
to her “while she remained above ground.” The Americans
buried the body in the rear of the house.

t When Ticonderoga was abandoned to Burgoyne, the public
stores were embarked in 200 bateaux and sent up to this point
under the convoy of 5 galleys. They were pursued and over¬
taken, 3 of the galleys were burned, and nearly all of the stores
were destroyed. All the works at
“Skenesborovgh” were blown
up or burned, and the Americans retreated in disorder to Fort
Ann. Burgoyne stayed in this plaee 3 weeks, while opening a
road to Fort Ann. The remains of a battery and blockhouse
built about this period, overlooking the lake, are still visible.

2 A company, under the name of tho “Northern Inland, Nam
gation Company,”
had previously been formed for the purpose of
uniting the waters of Lake Champlain with those of the Hud¬
son. After expending large sums of money, the project was aban¬
doned.

3 The census reports 7 churches; 2 M. E., Bap., Cong., Presb.
Prot. E., and R. C. .



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