Landmarks of Albany County first tenants of Rensselaerville

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Landmarks of Albany County first tenants of Rensselaerville

The map below is the 1787 survey map, repeated in this area for convenience in locating the first tenants on it. It does not appear in the book.

1787 Cockburn survey map of what is now Rensselaerville
From People Made it Happen Here, History of the Town of Rensselaerville, courtesy of the Rensselaerville Historical Society

From Landmarks of Albany County, Edited By Amasa J. Parker of Albany, N.Y. :

The following list of occupants and actual first tenants in the town under Van Rensselaer, the Patroon, with lots and leases, are of interest. The names in italics indicates those who were occupants before the manorial survey and allotments were made. It will be noticed that the oldest leases were of lots 54, 94 and 134, made September 10, 1787, but the date of the lease does not in every case indicate when the occupancy commenced, as this, in most cases, was many years before the lease was taken.


Lot No. 1, which is the southwest corner of Albany County, was occupied by Elisha Bates; no lease found
Lot No. 3, Nathan Smith, June, 1788
Lot No. 3, Josiah Morris, July 12, 1796
Lot No. 4, Stephen Bolles, July 6, 1791
Lot No. 5, Jeremiah Young and John Wafen, July 18, 1803
Lot No. 6,Jeremiah Young, and Peter Plank, July 14, 1788
Lot No. 7, Peter Plank (grist mill), March, 1793
Lot No. 8, Peter West, August 29, 1794
Lot No. 9, Charles Edwards (meeting house),June 23, 1795
Lot No. 10, Charles Edwards, July 18. 1803
Lot No. 11, Gershom Stevens (saw mill),October 2, 1787
Lot No. 12, Joseph Dickson, October 2, 1787
Lot No. 13, Jonathan Pratt, October 2, 1787
Lot No. 14, Peabody Pratt May 29. 1789
Lot No. 15, Samuel Rider and Elihu Gifford, February 15, 1799
Lot No. 16, John Lautman, March 10, 1788
Lot No. 17, Henry Spickerman, December 26, 1794
Lot No. 21, Benjamin Brand, July 12, 1796
Lot No. 23, Henry Young and Aaron Winne, June 6,1796
Lot No. 24, Henry Young and John Walker, July 2, 1796
Lot No. 25, Peter Schoonmaker, March 13, 1788
Lot No. 26, Peter Becker, January 26, 1796
Lot No. 27, Joseph Andrews and Hendrick Plank, Jr., November 4, 1797
Lot No. 28, Johannis Row, July 9, 1788
Lot No. 29, Martinias Hommel, October 30, 1801
Lot No. 30, Edward Taylor and Joshua Thomas, June 21, 1791
Lot No. 31, Levi Tracey and Thomas Shadbolt, May 19, 1806
Lot No. 32, Elonzo Jennings and Reuben Treadwell, July 13, 1796
Lot No. 33, William A. Tanner, Februarv 26, 1805
Lot No. 34, Joseph Hall, July 4, 1807
Lot No. 35, Jonathan Bedford, January 30, 1808
Lot No. 36, George Ben, March 10, 1788
Lot No. 37, John Gardner, April 17, 1795
Lot No. 41, Abraham Young (east part), July 12, 1796
Lot No. 41, (west part), Reuben Hill, September 29 1795
Lot No. 42, Wilhelmus Wolf and Peter Emerick, December 8, 1795
Lot No. 43, Peter Emerick, January 27, 1796
Lot No. 44, Michael Schoonmaker, January 17, 1789
Lot No. 45, Peter Basson (saw mill), April 20, 1793
Lot No. 46, Philip Scholder, February 14, 1792
Lot No. 47, John Ellis, July 22, 1788
Lot No. 47, (new lease to Daniel Tuttle December 5, 1835)
Lot No. 48, Barent Burhans, November 9, 1801
Lot No. 49, Ezekiel Hull March 2, 1789
Lot No. 50, Amos Mosher and Benjamin Worth, August 23, 1805
Lot No. 51, Sanford Tracey, August 24, 1805
Lot No. 52, James Mackey, February 21, 1805
Lot No. 53, (grist mill and saw mill). Fitch Lamphere, September 30, 1797 who sold January 2, 1798, to Uriah Hall
Lot No. 54, John H. Garrison, September 10, 1787
Lot No. 55, Jacob and Wessels Strope, June 7, 1803
Lot No. 56, Alexander Campbell, August 13, 1800
Lot No. 61, Hendrick Moore, July 12, 1796
Lot No. 62, Hendrick Bewe, January 30, 1796
Lot No. 63, Joseph Row, June 16, 1788
Lot No. 64, John Wolf, Jr., June 17, 1795
Lot No. 65, Sebastian Schmit, November 7, 1792
Lot No. 66, Martinus Shuldis, June 30. 1792
Lot No. 67, Charles Morat, October 24, 1789
Lot No. 68, Charles Morat, December 13, 1789
Lot No. 69, Henry Person, October 2, 1787
Lot No. 70, Samuel How and Samuel Cleveland, October 2, 1787
Lot No. 71, William and Solomon Mackey, August 8, 1791
Lot No. 72, Jeremiah Parce, July 13, 1796
Lot No. 73, John Cox, April 25, 1788
Lot No. 74, Samuel Combe, Jr., February 23, 1797
Lot No. 75, Andrew Spickerman, February 10, 1803
Lot No. 76, William Campbell, March 3, 1813
Lot No. 81, Abram Hallenbeck, Jr. (west part), November 21, 1788
Lot No. 81, (east part), Michael I. Hallenbeck, February 24, 1789
Lot No. 82, Samuel Potter, July 9, 1792
Lot No. 83, Wilhemus Wolf, August 13, 1791
Lot No. 84, Samuel Preston and Micah Humphrey (saw mill), May 8, 1804
Lot No. 85, Samuel Burgess and Samuel Preston, April 10, 1794
Lot No. 86, Timothy and John Boardman, Jr., January 20, 1801
Lot No. 87, Jonas Kelsey, July 13, 1796
Lot No. 88, Alexander Mackey and Jonas Kelsey, February 9, 1796
Lot No. 89, Johannes, Conradt and Benjamin Briggs, April 25, 1795
Lot No. 90, Enoch and Silas Sayre, April 5, 1793
Lot No. 91, Barent and Abraham Dubois, September 1, 1792
Lot No. 92, Johannes Hagadorn, July 14, 1788
Lot No. 93, Samuel Combe, Jr., February 23, 1797
Lot No. 94, Conradt Showerman, September 10, 1787
Lot No. 95, John Dunham, July 13, 1796
Lot No. 101, John Hallenbake, February 3, 1796
Lot No. 102, Noah Russell and Samuel Potter, January 7, 1804
Lot No. 103, Henry Van Dyke and Thiel Rockefeller, January 25, 1797
Lot No. 104, Henry and John Van Dyke, January 25, 1797
Lot No. 106 John G. Spencer and Thomas Farrington, January 11, 1793
Lot No. 106, Jesse Nichols, July 23, 1800
Lot No. 107, John Winans and Muritie Eamon, January 23, 1795
Lot No. 108, Lawrence Faulk (west part), September 6, 1793 Lot No. 108, Jonas Kelsey, s.one-half. March 3, 1789
Lot No. 109, Josiah F. Dean, April 25, 1795
Lot No. 110, Titus Palmer and Lawrence Dubois, June 18, 1804
Lot No 111, William Connolly and George Wright, December 18, 1795
Lot No. 112, Nathan and Sylvanus Lounsbury, July 13, 1796
Lot No. 113, Peter Rivenberg, May 12, 1804
Lot No. 114 and Lot No. 115, Jeremiah Snyder, May 12, 1817
Lot No. 121, Russell Humphrey (west part), August 26, 1794
Lot No. 121, Peter H. Smith and Michael Harder, west part, November 10, 1794
Lot No. 121, Henry Kontshman (east part), December 16, 1793
Lot No. 123, Christian Brand and John Badgers, January 9, 1794
Lot No. 123, Peter Bradt and James Gleason, July 9, 1793
Lot No. 124, Page Harriman, December 23, 1788
Lot No. 135, Robert Goff and Saunders Haynes, January 3, 1805
Lot No. 126, Joshua Gardner and John Hand, February 31, 1805
Lot No. 137, Elijah Hicks, March 4, 1795
Lot No. 128, Jacob Copland, June 15, 1799
Lot No. 129, Aaron and Jared Mudge, October 2, 1787
Lot No. 130, John P. Knickerbocker, June 16, 1795
Lot No. 131, Allen Durant, February 26, 1799
Lot No. 132, George Dipple (saw mill), September 18, 1787
Lot No. 133, Benjamin B. Durkie, December 18, 1794
Lot No. 134, Hendrick H. Garrison, September 10, 17S7
Lot No. 141, Joseph Birchard, February 28, 1800
Lot No. 143, David Alger, February 19, 1793
Lot No. 143, David Alger and Josiah Marshall, October 20, 1796
Lot No. 144, Lora Lomis and John F. Emta, April 13, 1793
Lot No. 145, Thomas Farrington, April 28, 1789
Lot No. 146, John Lennon and Obadiah Wilde, February 30, 1796
Lot No. 147, Elisha and William Sheldon, January 26, 1795 Lot No. 148, Jesse Sammus, September 3, 1795
Lot No. 149, Hezekiah Jopping, May 15, 1795
Lot No. 150, David Crocker, Jr. (west half). December 17, 1789
Lot No. 150, (east half), Uriah St. John, September 24, 1793
Lot No. 151, Joseph Lee, November 13, 1787
Lot No. 152, Peleg Peckham, February 17, 1799
Lot No. 153, Henry Campbell, part, December 31, 1811
Lot No. 154, Timothy and John Boardman, Jr., February 13, 1807
Lot No. 161, Apollos Moore, west part. May 29, 1798
Lot No. 161, east part, Warner Barnes
Lot No. 162, Hezekiah Beach and Amos Alger, Januarv 27, 1801
Lot No. 163, Henry Hopping, July 7, 1788
Lot No. 164, David Reddington and Jeremiah Hand, October 14, 1794
Lot No. 165, Johannis Felter, January 21, 1799
Lot No. 166, William Murdock, April 24, 1795
Lot No. 167, Daniel Tanner, April 19, 1797
Lot No. 168, Johannes Coons, July 15, 1788
Lot No. 169, Johannes Coons, July 15, 1788
Lot No. 170, Johannes Coons, July 15, 1788
Lot No. 171, Apollos Moore, March 5,1805
Lot No. 172, Uriah Chapman and Dyck Marcraback (a colored fiddler),July 15, 1796
Lot No. 173, Sunderland Pattison and Jonathan Pearce, April 17, 1795
Lot No. 181, Beta Phelps, and Thomas Pears, east part, November 19, 1787
Lot No. 182, Asa Phelps, October 2, 1787
Lot No. 183, David Allworth and Cornelius Van Aken, January 9, 1831
Lot No. 184, Samuel Greenleaf, and Abraham Bernett, May 23, 1803
Lot No. 185, S Callender and B. Hall, February 11, 1795
Lot No. 186, Adam Coons, Elisha Murdock and Thomas Brown, February 11, 1795
Lot No. 187, Adam Coons, July 15. 1788
Lot No. 188, Philemon Lee, November 10, 1787
Lot No. 189, Reuben Bumpus, October 2, 1788
Lot No. 190, Aaron Hunt, September 28, 1803
Lot No. 191, Henry Spann, February 9, 1797
Lot No. 191, Charles Mead and Wheeler Watson, December 26, 1795
Lot No. 201, George Rivenbergh and J. Hallenbeck, February 22, 1803
Lot No. 202, Abel Ford, September 30, 1793
Lot No. 203, Jacob Charlier, September 8, 1797
Lot No. 204, Elias Ames and Gad Hall, March 20, 1794
Lot No. 205, John Owen and Philo Camp, August 18, 1788
Lot No. 206, Thomas Brown and Alanson Saxton, July 15, 1788
Lot No. 207, Gamaliel Palmer and Henry Lewis, October 10, 1800
Lot No. 208, Joseph Woodford and William Hatch, January 28, 1795
Lot No. 209, James White and Daniel Lindley, January 13, 1799
Lot No. 210, David Bailey
Lot No. 211, William Wightman and Thomas Lee, December 3, 1788
Lot No. 212, Jonathan Fish, March 5, 1801
Lot No. 221, David Newcomb, September 16, 1796
Lot No. 221, David Hess, June 28, 1806
Lot No. 221, Joseph Woodworth, January 30, 1806
Lot No. 222, Ariel Murdock, November 15. 1787
Lot No. 223, Amos Beecher, July 20, 1803
Lot No. 224, Congregational church
Lot No. 225, east part, John Frisbie, July 22, 1801
Lot No. 225, west part, Michael Brant, May 2. 1797
Lot No. 226, Ashbel Culver, February 1 , 1798
Lot No. 227, Samuel Fuller, Melatiah Hatch and Josiah Watson, May 11, 1797
Lot No. 228, Asa Woodford and Melatiah Hatch, March 4, 1795
Lot No. 229, Samuel Jenkins, William King and Wheeler and Thomas Watson, February 20, 1799
Lot No. 230, Elijah and Eber Sweet, June 6, 1788
Lot No. 230 Apollos Moore, January 1798
Lot No. 241, Enoch and Sylvanus Cooper, May 6, 1794
Lot No. 242, Samuel Nichols and John Owens, February 7, 1798
Lot No. 243, Christian Becker, January 31, 1794
Lot No. 244, Joseph Lincoln
Lot No. 245, Daniel Conklin, Jr., west half, March 39, 1812
Lot No. 245, Amaziah Palmer and Samuel Nichols, March 4, 1796
Lot No. 247, John Couse, February 23, 1797
Lot No. 248, sold to Jonathan Jenkins, west part, and to Charles Pierson east part, and others, pond, etc.
Lot No. 249, Hans Winegar, April 35, 1788, and second lease March 12, 1803
Lot No. 250, Henry and Josiah Conkling, May 28, 1798
Lot No. 251, Josiah Haverman, January 24. 1796
Lot No. 261, Hezekiah Watson and Job Sisson, west part, January 15, 1800
Lot No. 261, east part, to Jabez Sisson and Christopher Shreve, May 7, 1795
Lot No. 262, Lating Day and William Borthwick, December 22, 1806
Lot No. 263, James Borthwick, January 28, 1796
Lot No. 264, Daniel Lamoree, January 9. 1795
Lot No. 265, Reuben King, May 19, 1795
Lot No. 266, Nicholas Cornell, June 9, 1785
Lot No. 267, Rufus Watson, August 38, 1822
Lot No. 268, Jonathan Crocker, jr., March 10, 1795
Lot No. 269, Daniel Conkling, jr.. May 28, 1798
Lot No. 270, Daniel Conkling, May 28, 1798
Lot No. 281, George Bell and George Cogshall, January 22, 1800
Lot No. 282, Isaac Cowles, May 9,1788
Lot No. 283, William and Charles West, March 22, 1792
Lot No. 284, Benjamin Frisbie and Elisha West, October 31, 1794
Lot No. 285, Thomas and Benjamin Frisbie, jr., February 25, 1796
Lot No. 286, Thomas Watson, February 22, 1792
Lot No. 287, Joseph Sisson, February 13, 1795
Lot No. 288, Salmon and Weston Sandford, April 25, 1795
Lot No. 289, Asa and Barnabas Rice, March 8, 1796 Lot No. 290, Michael Boomhover and Valentine Gasman, December 23, 1799
Lot No. 301, Joseph Rollo, April 11, 1791
Lot No. 302, John H. Bushnell, March 29, 1798
Lot No. 303, Daniel Sears, January 20, 1806
Lot No. 304, John Sisson, June 6, 1796
Lot No. 305, Alfred Hislop, April 18, 1788
Lot No. 306, John Raymond and George Sisson, December 14, 1796
Lot No. 307, Shubel Bouton and Shubel Bouton, jr., July 25, 1803
Lot No. 308, Martin Campbell, June 6, 1788
Lot No. 309, John Abel and Caleb Sanford, February 24, 1796
Lot No. 310, Samuel Frink and Solomon Sanford, December 4, 1804
Lot No. 311, Steadman Fox, February 5, 1810
Lot No. 349, Edmund Watkins and Solomon Seaman, May 29, 1793
Lot No. 350, Peter Frisbie, November 11, 1824
Lot No. 351, George Sanford, September 27, 1797
Lot No. 352, Christopher Almy, January 30, 1809
Lot No. 353, Joseph Hopkins, May 7. 1802
Lot No. 354, Reuben Crosby, May 18, 1789
Lot No. 355, Salter Pullman, February 19, 1788
Lot No. 356, Nathan and Seth Young, March 14, 1805
Lot No. 357, Pardon Kelsey, June 4, 1790
Lot No. 358, Elisha and Philander Goodrich and Caleb Sanford, September 7, 1796
Lot No. 359, Jonathan Crocker, January 14, 1796
Lot No. 360, Ephraim and Samuel Lindsley, February 25, 1795, in the northeast corner of the present limits of the town.