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716 f    WYOMING COUNTY.

town. Besides the co. buildings, it contains 5 churches, an academy,1 2 newspaper offices, a bank,
an insurance company and office, and several important manufactories
.2 Pop. 1,200. South
Warsaw (p. o.) is a hamlet. East Warsaw is a p.o. The first settlement was made at
WarsaAV Village, by Elizur Webster, in 1803.3 The first church (Cong.) was organized July 14,
1808; Rev. John Lindsley was the first preacher. Their church edifice was built in 1817, and is
still occupied
.4

WETHERSFIELD—was formed from Orangeville, April 12,1823. It is an interior town,
lying s. w. of the center of the co. Its surface is a rolling upland. Tonawanda, East Coy, and
Wiscoy Creeks all take their rise in this town. Wethersfield Springs, (p. v.,) in the
N. e. corner, contains 3 churches and 25 dwellings. Hermitage, (p. v.,) on the e. border of the
town, contains 2 churches and 20 dwellings. Smiths Corners (Wethersfield p.o.) is a
hamlet. The first settlement was made on Lot 11, in 1810, by Lewis Hancock, Guy Morgan,
and Calvin Clifford, from Jefferson co
.5 Rev. Mr. Boomer (Bap.) was the first preacher.6

Acres of Land, Valuation, Population, Dicellings, Families, Freeholders, Schools, Live
Stock, Agricxdtural Products, and Domestic Manufactures, of Wyoming County.

Names of Towns.

Acres of Land.

Valuation of 1858.

Population.

1

4

i

No. of Families.

Freeholders.

Schools.

Improved.

1

©

I

Real Estate. 1

Personal

Property.

Total.

1

Females.

No. of
Districts.

111

S-S

Attica.......................

16,432

8,628

$636,112

$111,350

$747,462

1,327

1,352

500

540

406

13

957

Bennington...............

22.377

13,110

455,430

18,611

474,041

1,301

1,254

512

545

493

16

941

Castile.......................

17,970*

5,755

771,060

84,303

855,363

1,185

1,158

472

408

374

14

826

China........................

15,756

13,583

500.246

47,800

548,046

1,051

1,057

345

389

316

13

800

Covington..................

12.344*

2,980

471,823

31,375

503,198

670

660

248

255

216

10

430

Eagle........................

12,916

9.923

307,008

7,175

314,183

733

657

264

283

215

10

588

Gainesville.................

14,128*

6,290

462,024

50,550

512,574

884

869

350

361

312

10

634

Genesee Falls.............

5,772*

2,925

239,470

9,350

248,820

560

#8

218

225

145

4

190

Java.........................

17,996

11,709

423,362

22,315

445,677

1,187

1,108

408

422

383

12

992

Middlebury................

15,500

4,603

493,092

7-5,530

568,622

904

883

351

376

323

15

690

Orangeville................

14,336

6,464

300,722

30,098

330,820

730

711

251

244

231

9

459

Perry........................

17,984

4,771

738,719

126,875

865,594

1,253

1,307

. 490

532

384

13

801

• Pike..........................

11,084

5.930

399,268

23,700

422,968

930

957

351

370

280

10

741

Sheldon.....................

17,795

11,656

382,299

35,400

417,699

1,347

1,319

495

519

432

15

1,225

Warsaw.....................

16,442

4,782

740,790

148,650

889,440

1,393

1,401

510

525

452

16

1,049

Wethersfield...............

12,820*

9,655*

330,577

50,150

380,727

734

728

276

291

246

10

549

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

241,654*

122,764*

7,652,002

8J3,232

8,525,234

16,189

15,959

6,041

6,285

5,208

190

11,872

Live Stock.

Agricultural Products.

Bush, of Gkain.

£

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Attica.......................

592

1,318

1,354

5,203

744

10,276

39,212*

5,205

11,364

40,530

54,785

145,950

346

Bennington................

806

2,098

1,355

9,743

699

5,981

67,082

6,410

15,261

20,781

90,896

14,618

1,297

Castile.......................

871

1,434

887

6,825

1,281

108,259*

68,278*

2,597.

13,027

19,079

97,002

7,171

1.185

China........................

619

2,164

1,326

4,837

615

208

69,871*

4,683*

15,724

6,694

123,976

25,100

1,761

Covington..................

585

710

488

7,451

581

60,321

31,589

2,130

5,782

10,735

56,920

3,945

291

Eagle,.......................

556

1,317

832

4,708

514

967

68,181*

2,808

17,509

5,790

77,838

16,986

1,130

Gainesville.................

694

1,235

752

7,522

766

17,788*

62,494*

2,437

13,806

24,396

76,267

15,720

433

Genesee Falls.............

183

404

261

1,832

299

12,988

24,991

934

4,479

7,449

14,485

100

104

Java.........................

•687

2,179

1,470

6,795

927

3,741

90,358*

3,995

16,520

12,962

131,090

42,050

3,747

Middlebury................

769

1,168

993

11,531

851

66,078*

53,502*

4,360

9,153

35.499

81,770

74,025

164

Orangeville................

501

1,195

1,584

2,303

590

4,298

32,890

4,605

10,902

19,248

63.010

273,150

946

Perry........................

953

1,349

899

8,551

1,023

60,625

60,955

2,834*

17,203

29,524

105,260

15,718

1,945

Pike..........................

602

1,111

924

4,856

568

6,443

51,971

2,624

14,431

21,016

73,887

28,617

336

Sheldon.....................

623

2,209

1,602

5,607

841

3,611

64,176*

5,859

12,940

25,649

121,962

67,310

1,146

W arsaw.....................

789

1,237

975

2,095

816

18,744

36.800*

4,043

14,700

33,288

88,076

27,505

456

Wethersfiel^..............

528

1,183

1,035

3,506

559

4,946*

56,089*

2,896*

11,131

10,650

76,724

65,140

1,886

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

10,358

22,311

16,737

93,365

11,674

385,276

878,444*

58,421*

203,932

323,290

1,333,948

823,105

17,173

Webster kept the first inn, in 1809; and Absalom Green and
Dan’l Shaw, the first store, in the same year. Solomon Morris
built the first gristmill, in 1808.

* The census reports 6 churches; Presb., Cong., Bap., F. W.
Bap., Prot. E., and M. E.

6 John W. Parry, from Oneida co., settled at Wethersfield
Springs in the fall of 1810, and built the first house at that
place. _ The first school was taught by O. Martin. The first
gristmill was erected by James Cravath, in 1812, on East Coy
Creek; and the first sawmill, by Calvin Clifford, on the same creek,
in 1810.    .    ^

6 The census reports 6 churches; 2 Bap., and 1 each Cone.,
Prot. E., M. E., and Christian.


1

It was incorp. by the regents in 1853, and is under the
management of a village board of education.

* Sash and blinds, horse rakes, carriages, and waterproof oil
blacking.

s In the same year, Wm. Webster, Shubael Morris, Amos Kin¬
ney, Elijah Cutting, and Joseph Palmer settled in the s. part
of the town, and Josiah Hovey in the
n. part. The first set¬
tlers were mostly from New England. The first child born
Was Eliza Webster, in 1804; the first marriage was that of
Silas C. Fargo and Catharine Whiting; and the first death,
that of an infant son of Sterling Stearns, in 1804. The first
death of an adult was that of Dwight Noble, in 1808. The
first school was taught by Samuel McWhorter, in 1807. Elizur


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