This history of Seneca County New York published in 1876, provides a look at the first 75 years of existence for this county, with numerous chapters devoted to it’s early history. The value of this manuscript may be found in the etched engravings found throughout of idyllic scenes of Seneca County including portraits of men, houses, buildings, farms, and scenery. Included are 35 biographies of early settlers, and histories of the individual townships along with lists of men involved in the Union Army during the Civil War on a township by township basis.

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The following is a list of biographies found within the manuscript. Included with each biography is a pencil engraving of the man and sometimes of his residence. The personal pencil engravings are not limited to only these men, there were many others found throughout the volume.

Biographies from History of Seneca County, New York

Given Surname Town View
Thomas H. Arnold Tyre View Bio
Samuel Birdsall Waterloo View Bio
Charles Bonnel Waterloo View Bio
Henry Bonnel Waterloo View Bio
Deacon John Boorom Covert View Bio
Israel Brown Romulus View Bio
Jacob P. Chamberlain Seneca Falls View Bio
Hon. Samuel Clark Waterloo View Bio
Hon. Jesse Clark Waterloo View Bio
Hartwell B. Compson Tyre View Bio
Judge James DeMott Lodi View Bio
General John DeMott Lodi View Bio
Edwin R. Dobbin Waterloo View Bio
Samuel H. D.D. Gridley Waterloo View Bio
Rev. John M. Guion Seneca Falls View Bio
Judge Silas Halsey Lodi View Bio
Hon. William Johnson Seneca Falls View Bio
Daniel S. Kendig Waterloo View Bio
Captain Elijah Kinne Ovid View Bio
William Kline Tyre View Bio
David B. Lum Seneca Falls View Bio
Henry Moses Seneca Falls View Bio
David Odell Tyre View Bio
Erastus Partridge Seneca Falls View Bio
Le Roy C. Partridge Seneca Falls View Bio
Jedediah Peirson Waterloo View Bio
Colonel Halsey Sandford View Bio
Jason Smith Tyre View Bio
Colonel Ralph Smith Lodi View Bio
Robert L. Stevenson Tyre View Bio
Townsend Lodi View Bio
Abraham Van Doren Ovid View Bio
Gardner M.D. Welles Waterloo View Bio
Hon. Elisha Williams Waterloo View Bio
Wilson Ovid View Bio
History of Seneca County New York

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Source: History of Seneca Co., New York: with illustrations descriptive of its scenery, palatial residences, public buildings, fine blocks, and important manufactories, from original sketches by artists of the highest ability. Philadelphia: Everts, Ensign & Everts, 1876.