English Record of the Whaley Family and Its Branches in America

Samuel Whaley

English Record of the Whaley Family and Its Branches in America
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English Record of the Whaley Family and Its Branches in America

Samuel Whaley

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: … Progenitor Of The Verona Family Of Whaleys. Alexander, the eldest son of the first settler, had a family of ten children, all born and brought up in Montville. Two, however, died in infancy. In seeking their future homes, two sons and one daughter remained in their native town, two settled in other parts of Connecticut, three settled in New York state, one on Long Island and the other two in Oneida County. This county, lying at the head of navigation on the Mohawk possessed peculiar advantages for early settlements. In 1798 it was taken from Herkimer County and made a county, with Rome for its county seat. Previous to this Whitestown, then a town of Herkimer County, extended indefinitely westward. Whitesborough was the largest settlement of the town. Here the Herkimer County Court House was built in 1793 and remained such until it became a part of Oneida County. At this time, there were two newspapers published in Whitesboro', The Western Sentinel started in 1794, and The Whitestown Gazette started in 1796. These were then the only papers published west of Albany. In 1797 the Indian Title of land lying in the present towns of Verona and Vernon, was extinguished. This opened for sale the best tract of land in the state. It has uniformly been spoken of as a fine quality of gravelly loam and alluvium well adapted to raising grain. Its richness early attracted the attention of some of the leading men of the nation. Gen. George Washington, and George Clinton, who was the Governor of the state, owned jointly two thousand acres. It was located in the town of Westmoreland from which Verona was afterwards taken. In 1784 these two distinguished men visited the county on business and exploration.1 The removal of the Indian Title, placed the sale of…

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