Lot 374

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Survey notes ca. 1787
  • 1787 – Wm. Cockburn survey map shows this as a 155 ac. lot[1]
  • 1787 - John Ramsey had a house and small improvement on this lot.[2]
  • 1796 - Benjamin Almy (say 1765- ) leasing this lot on Huntersland Road just north of the Rensselaerville Town line.[3]
  • 1834 Leasing this lot on Rapp Road is Hix (Hicks?) and Daniel Gifford. An Obadiah Gifford was on the 1800 Berne census, but their relationship is unknown at this time.[3]
  • 1854 map of Berne shows a Tallman is living on Peasley Road; perhaps it was Richard or Jonathan Tallman who lived in the area according to the 1850 census and were probably brothers.
  • 1866 Beers map of Berne:
- E. Dalton is living on Peasley Road in the house that was occupied in 1854 by Tallman.
- A. Knowles lived on Hunters Land Road. This was probably Andrew (say 1832 - ) who after 1872 married Harriet Cook, widow of Robert Garvey who lived nearby.
- The H. Gifford living on Hunters Land Road was probably Hicks Gifford (1830- ) who was in the 1850 census with his wife Catherine.

Sources

  1. 1787 map of Berne
  2. Survey notes ca. 1787
  3. 3.0 3.1 Van Rensselaer lease records summary compiled by Bertha Mattuck from Van Rensselaer Manor records at the NYS Archives