An Alphabetical Index to the Town of Pomfret Road Surveys
1809-1823
Chautauqua County, NY

By Douglas H. Shepard, 2000

The Town of Pomfret was established on 11 March 1808 and the first Town meeting was on 5 April 1808. At that meeting, it was decided “to purchase a Book for Register.” That volume, designated the “Old Book” or “O.B.” by the Clerk, Mosely W. Abell in 1823, and “Book A”” at a later date, was a general purpose record including minutes of meetings, cattle marks, financial records, etc. Certain pages were set aside for road surveys to be entered. The surveyors brought in their field notes, usually on small scraps of paper, which the Clerk carefully copied into the book. Although these records have been discarded, they were microfilmed.

The field notes and surveys in Book A have been printed off from the microfilm, and typed versions have been made for easier reading. The copies and typed versions are available at the Barker Historical Museum. The index which follows includes personal and place names and some modern equivalents such as “Central Ave.” where the original used “Dunkirk St.” Of course, “Dunkirk St.” is also indexed. The page numbers are those in Book A and repeated in the typed version. Other name indexes are available for the later records as well, called Books B, C, and D covering 1808 through 1889.

 

Henry Abell, 103,106

Allegany Road, 34,35,53

George Anderson, 42

Ezra Andrews, 57

E____ Arnold, 36

 

Isaac Baldwin,Jr., 51,52

Barzilla Barker, 57

Barker’s House, 4

Barkers Mills, 2,3

Barkers Potash, See: Perry & Barker

Benj. Barnes, 22

Benjamin Barrett, 39

Mr. Barrows, 8,16

Jona L. Bartoo, 13

Capt. Batchelder, 119

____ Batchellers, 105,119,132

Daniel Batter [Butler?], 131

Bear Lake, 105,112,119

Bear Lake Road, 124,129

John Bellows, 22

Mr. Benjamin, 122

Bennett Saw Mill, 129

Robert Bennett, 52,59

Samuel Berry, 103

Berry Road, 37,103

Nathan Bowers [Nathaniel Bowen?], 35

Brigham, 126

Haven Brigham, 113

J. Brigham, 108

Brigham’s Creek, 44

Brigham’s Mill, 43,115

Brigham’s Road, 45

Hezekiah Bull, 26,112,120,121, 134

Thomas Bull, 11

Bull Road, 115,124,134

Bull’s Mill, 38,105,106,111,119,121,124,128,131

Bunnell Road, 126

Josiah Burge, 129

Augustus Burnham, 33,40

Eliphalet Burnham, 18, 51 (twice)

John Burnham, 130

Burnham’s Mill, 47

S (?) Burnham’s Mill, 51

Burnham (?) Road, 126

Daniel Butler [Batter?], 131

 

Mr. Carles [Carrols?], 119

Carpenter’s Tavern, 130

Cassadaga Road, 119

Cascade, 4, 12, 14

Cascade Mill, 33

Casdagus Lake, 1, 18

Nathan Cass, 10, 35 (twice), 36 (twice)

Cassadaga Lake, 56,105,112,121,123 (and See: Casdagus)

Cassadaga Road, 119

Cattaraugus, 5, 32

Cattaraugus Creek, 18, 23

Catteraugus Reservation, 32

Center St. [Dunkirk], 108

Central Ave., 1,108

Chautauque Lake, 3

Chautauque Road, 3,115,126 (See also: New Chautauque Road)

Chestnut St., 122

L. & J. T. Clark, 116

Artemus Clothier, 53

____ Clough, 103,105

Levi Clough, 106

Widow C. Cole, 125

_____ [Lot?] Colegrove Still, 106

Colgrove & Ward Still, 106

Common [west], 122

Conawango Road, 25

Conewango Creek, 35

Cooley, 1

David Cooley, 13

Cooley’s House, 27

Luke Coon, 43

Robert Cowden, 51, 59, 104, 107, 140

_____ Crane, 22

Dr. Orris Crosby, 120

Zattu Cushing, 57, 58,122

Cushing Road, 141

 

Harvey Darkus [Durgis?], 129

Davis, 1

Samuel Davis, 11,33,105

Elijah Devin, 106,107 (and See: Elijah Divine}

Elisha Devine, 58,106,107

____Dickinson, 121

Elijah Divine, 58

Mr. O. Douglass, 118

Richard Douglass, 21, 27, 58,118

Harvey Durges, 129

 

Eagle Street, 24,122,140

Mr. Eastwood, 45,48,104,111,113

Martin Eastwood, 124

Martin Eastwood’s Saw Mill, 119

Ebenezer Eaton’s Clothing Works, 111

Mr. Ensigns, 118

Ellicott’s Road, 31, 41,122

Erie Road, 7,15,16,23,43,44,45,103 (See also: New Erie Road and Old Erie Road)

 

Joel Fischer, 110,141

Joel Fisher, 109

Pliny Fisher, 129

Fort Hill, 22, 57, 131

S. Fox, 117

Widow Fuller, 117

Joseph Fuller, 129

 

Elias Gilbert, 129

Timothy Golden [Goulding?], 117,118,127

William Gould, 24,118

Doan Griffith, 125

D. Griggs, 127

 

Hamlet Street, See: Bull Road, 115, 124

S. & W. Harmon, 122,140,141

Joel Harrington, 13,24, 26, 27,57, 58, 103, 118, 119, 121 (twice), 122,123,127,140,141

Mr. M. Harrington, 118

Daniel Harris, 140

Otis Hinckley, 127

Esq. Hinman, 39

A.(?) Holbrook saw mill, 53

Abner Holmes, 126

Alanson Holmes,114

Alanson Holmes & Co., See: Abner Holmes

Orsamus Holmes, 6,9,24

Nathan Hood [Rood?], 134

Houghton Common, 122

 

____Johnson, 22

Capt. E. Johnson, 125

Samuel Johnson, 128

Uriah L. Johnson, 13

 

T. (?) Kapple, 121, 133

Mr. Kelly, 124

Richard Kelly, 56

Mr. John Kent, 34,35,49

 

Mr. Lee, 9

Joel Lee, 59

Lee Road, 139

John Lewis, 40

P. (?) Lewis, 40

Little Canadaway Creek, 3,132

Little Lake, See: Cassadaga Lake

Deacon J. Loomis, 141,142

Deacon I. A. Lovejoy, 133

Ezra Lowell, 110

 

Main Road, 120

Capt. J. Mark, 5

John Marks Ferry, 23

Mr. Marsh, 4

S. Marsh, 141

Isaiah Marten, 125

Mayville, 3

Edward McGreggpr, 40, 51, 106, 107

William Miller, 106

Moore’s Mills, 16

Jehiel Moore, 32

Morse [Moore?], 8,9,10 (twice)

 

Calvin Nelson [Nilson?], 104

New Chautauque Road, 55, 56, 115, 123, 124, 125, 127, 132, 133

Thomas Newel, 139

Mr. Nobles, 120,128


Oak Hill, 54

Abiram Orton, 13, 33, 119, 140

Philo Orton, 7, 39

 

Samuel Perry, 4,

Lt. Samuel Perry, 5

Mr. Pier, 119

Perry (?) & Barkers Potash, 8

Ira Picket, 138

Selah Picket, 138

W. S. Porter, 117

Ezra Potter, 140

Esq. Pratt, 43

Solomon Prints [Prince?], 54

Abel Prior, 44,51

Ezra Puffer, 36

 

William Reed, 140

Seth Richardson, 41

Elijah Risley, 3

Horace Risley, 12 (?), 21, 37, 103

Robert’s Tavern, 58,133

Mr. Roberts, 109

Benjamin Roberts, 108,117,118

Nathan Rood, 134

Widow Rood, 134

Route 5, 116, 142 (?)

Mr. Rowe, 8

 

W. T. Sawin, 117

School House, 108,118

Scott Farm, 6

Sela Seymour, 27

Seymour Street, 55,121 (?), 128

Shaw [Shaun?], 133

Silver Creek, 18, 19, 21

E. Simmons Blacksmith Shop, 122

Sinclear’s Mill, 41, 42, 44

Jon. Sloan, 117,118

_____ Smith, 103

Levi Spafford, 129

Capt. Sprague, 110,117

D. Stebbins, 8 (twice)

Hez. Stebbins, Jr., 16

Thomas Stebbins, 8

Nathan Strong, 17

Strongs Bay, 2

Benjamin Sweet, 36

 

Tavern Brook, 1

_____ Taylor, 103

Oliver Taylor, 13, 46, 51 (twice), 52,105,106,107,121

Temple Street, 4,48

E. Thatcher, 127

D. Thompson, 121

Town Line, 10 (And See: West Line of Pomfret)

Moses Tucker, 58

Mr. Turner, 4,119

H. Turner, 103,106

Turner’s Mill, 37

Hezekiah Turner, 106

 

Van Buren Road, 113

John O. Vantassel, 13

 

Walnut Creek, 4, 5, 10, 11, 16, 36, 53

Walnut Creek Road, 6, 14, 15, 24, 27, 32, 33, 59, 118, 127

_____ Ward’s Still, 106

F. Ward, 122

S. Ward, 122

Joshua Warren, 131

P. Warren, 112

Water Street, 120

Mr. Webber, 6

Elisha Webster, 55

West Line of Pomfret, 3,17

Jonathan Wilber, 8

Judge Willoughby, 127

Zebina Willson, 130

Nathan Wood, 134