Make your own free website on
Early Settlers
Town of Brookfield

 Madison was formed from Chenango Co. in 1806. 
 Early settlers in the Town of Brookfield (#18 & 19) of Original Twenty Towns
 taken from "1784 History of Chenango & Madison Counties, NY" by James H 
Smith; pub. 1880. Tried to use year, where stated, person and where they were
 Brookfield was formed from Paris, (Oneida Co.), March 5, 1795, and 
originally embraced Nos. 17, 18 and 19 of the Chenango Twenty Townships.  The
 former was set off on the formation of Columbus, Feb. 11, 1805.

 1791 first visited  with view to settle- 
Stephen HOXIE, Charlestown, R.I.  and 
Phineas BABCOCK, advance agents of company from R.I. and Conn 
        who resolved to emigatre to newly opended lands on the 
first acutal settler-Capt. Daniel BROWN, a Quaker, native of 
        Stonington, Conn 
David MAINE, 
Samuel H. BURDICK, 
Samuel BILLINGS, and 
Stephen COLLINS. 
Stephen HOXIE and menbers of previously mentioned party in 1791, 
John and ELIAS BUTTON, R.I. 
Lawton PALMER,, R.I., son-in-law to John Button 
Thomas, James and John ROGERS. R.I., 
Paul, Perry, Ray and John  MAXSON, brothers, 
Eleazer and Elder Simeon BROWN, (Simeon from Stoninghton, Conn), 
Elder Henry CLARK, Seventh Day Adventist minister, settled on 
        Unadilla flats, and 
Phineas BABCOCK settled. 
Robert RANDALL, born Stonington, Conn 
Gen. Roswell RANDALL 
David GATES and 
Oliver BABCOCK, father of Ethan and Oliver, Mass 
Hezekial BABCOCK, came with brother, Phineas 
John I. MORGAN, 
Michael MYERS and 
Jedeiah SANGER purchased townships 18 and 20 and unsold part 
        of #19 
John CLARKE, Exeter, R.I. 
Zadock BEEBE, 
Joshua WHITFORD, Stephentown, Rensselear Co, 
John YORK, Stonington, Conn. and 
Wiot (Wait) HINCKLEY., born Stonington, Conn. 
Samuel GORTON, native of West Greenwich, R.I. 
Nathaniel, Joseph and George DENISON and 
Thompson BURDICK came in company from Stonington, Conn.; 1809 
        moved to Scott, Cortland Co. 
Thomas KEITH, born Easton, Mass, to Lenox, Mass, then Broofield,  with 
Alexander BREWSTER, Lenox, Mass; left & went to Black River country 
 about 1795 or '6- 
Elisha BURDICK, Westerly, R.I. 
Augustus SAUNDERS, Westerly, R.I. 
Elisha JOHNSON, Conn.,  and 
Harris CHESEBROUGH, Petersburg, Rensselaer Co. 
 about 1804- 
Josiah LIVERMORE, Brimfield Mass 
Nathan BROWN, Stonington , CONN 
Settlers' names & year from Town Records: 
Asa BROWN - Peter GERMAN - Elezer GOODWIN -  Jonathan KINGSBURY, 
John NOYES - Jabez BROWN - Moses WARD - John WILBUR - 
Nathaniel HASKEL, - Josiah RATHBUN - Roswell HASKIN - 
Gurdon THOMPSON - Peter McINTIRE, - Eliakim PALMER - 
Benedict BABCOCK - Powell HALL - Eliab UNDERWOOD 
Charles WELCH - Edward WORKS - James SATTERLEE - Nath. CALKINS - 
Peter W. Delancy - Joel CUTLER - Nathan W. BROWN - Thomas GILES - 
Denison PALMER - Jesse PALMETER - David SMITH - Jesse PALMER - 
Richard BUTLER - Isaac BROWN - George PALMER - Absalom MINER, Jr - 
John PAYNE - Gilbert STRONG - Samuel BILLINGS - David DICKEY - 
Ezekiel SCOTT - Joseph GARNER - Amos SCOTT - Augustus CRANDALL - 
John YORK - Samuel HALL - Amos C PALMER - Jared CLARK - 
Ebenezer KELSEY - Eld. MARSH - Jonah SLOCUm - Simon BROWN. 
John HOXSIE - Capt. Samuel BERRY - John FOLLETT. 
Thomas KENYON - Edward GREEN - Peter PALMER - David COLE - Edmund 
SCOTT - Clark MAXSON - Joshua BREED - David WHITFORD - 
Stephen CLARK -John WHITMORE - Jonathan MORGAN - Weaden WITTER - 
Jonathan HUBBY - Elias UNDERWOOD - Joshua MORGANS - Cha. Lee USHER - 
Nathan CLARK - Clark BARBER -Nath. MANE - Benjamin BROWN - 
James MARSH - Nath. MARSH - Samuel MOSHER - Charles BABCOCK - 
Nathan STEWARD - Luther BROWN - Thomas BOWMAN. 
Samuel MARSH - William DAVIS - Thomas MILLS - Roswell BRAND - 
Nehemiah PALMER - Samuel LANGWORTHY - Caleb MILLER - Amos WHEELER - 
Wm. G GREENMAN - Daniel BARBER - Zebulon BROWN - Gad SUTLEAF, 
---- TUTTLE. 

Provided by: Sandy Goodspeed, Maryland, NY

Date: Saturday, July 10, 1999 08:44 PM

Home Page