A Sketch of Monroe County-Chapter 1
The Earliest Residents--Seneca Traditions--Advent of
the Iroquois--The Gentile Divison--The Tribal Division
Formation of the League--The Council of the Long House
Descent in the Female Line--Rights of Women--Religious
Beliefs and Customs--The New Religion--Architecture
Trails--Indian Nomenclature--Conquests of the Iroquois
Their--Cruelty to Prisoners--Population--Adoption of
Captives--Extent of Territory.
A Sketch of Monroe County-Chapter 2
Jacques Carter--Champlain--His Wars with the Iroquois
Jesuit Missions Established--The Seneca Mission--Father
Garnier and Father Raffeix--La Salle's Visits--Father Hennepin.
A Sketch of Monroe County-Chapter 3
Jealousy between Canada and New York--The Iroquois Incline
to the English--Expedition of Governor Denonville--His
Landing at Irondequoit--The March to the Interior--The
Fight at Boughton's Hill--A Pyrrhic Victory.
A Sketch of Monroe County-Chapter 4
The Commission of Governor Andros--Extensive Cession from
the Indians--The Fort des Sables--Charlesvoix's Travels
His Description of the Genesee River--Attempts at Settlement
Other Indian Cessions--General Prideaux's Expedition
A Sketch of Monroe County-Chapter 5
The Revolutionary War--Attitude of the Iroquois--The
Confederacy Divided--Raids of the Indians--The Massacre
at Cherry Valley--Reprisals Ordered--Washington's Instructions
to Sullivan--Advance of the Army--Destruction of Property
Atrocities on Both Sides--Killing of Boyd and Parker
Close of the Conflict.
A Sketch of Monroe County-Chapter 6
Surrender of Northwestern Territory--Dispute between New
York and Massachusetts--Conflicting Royal Charters--Rights
of Conquest from the Dutch--Commissioners Appointed
A Settlement Effected.
A Sketch of Monroe County-Chapter 7
The Lessees--Conspiracy to Defraud Massachusetts--Phelps and
Gorham--They Contract for Western New York--They Extinguish
the Indian Title--The Mill-Yard Piece--Remarkable Errors in the
Survey--The Reversion to Massachusetts--Sales to Robert Morris
The Holland Purchase--The Treaty at Big Tree--Present Location
of the Senecas.
A Sketch of Monroe County-Chapter 8
The Tory Walker--His Cabin at the Mouth of the River--Erection
of the Mills--Transfers of Land--"Indian" Allan--His Murderous Career
His Plurality of Wives--His Robbery from his Children--Mary Jemison,
"the White Woman of the Genesee"--Her Abduction and her Captivity
Her Change of Race--Murders of her Sons--Her Admirable Character.
A Sketch of Monroe County-Chapter 9
The Twenty-Thousand Acre Tract--The Deed to Robert
Morris--Settlement of the Lusks--Settlement of the Sheffers
Visit of Chateaubriand--Of Rochefoucault-Liancourt--Of Other
Frenchmen--Settlement of William Hencher--Gideon King and
Zadock Granger--King's Landing--Hanford's Landing--Town
Meetings, Schools and Churches--Roads and the Mail Service
Tyron Town--Castleton--Carthage--The Great Bridge--The War
of 1812--Defense of Charlotte.
A Sketch of Monroe County-Chapter 10
Original Counties of the State--The Evolution of Monroe
Struggle Over its Formation--First Board of Supervisors
Derivation of the Towns--The First Court House--Population of
the County--The County Treasurers--Representatives in Congress
State Senators--Collectors of the Port.
A Sketch of Monroe County-Chapter 11
The First Deed Recorded--Lake Navigation--The Commerce of
Carthage--Revenues from Customs--The Erie Canal--Its Inception,
its Construction and its Cost--The Genesee Valley Canal--River
Navigation--The Jail--The Second Court-House--The Penitentiary
The State--Industrial School--The Deaf Mute Institute--The Alms
House--The Insane Asylum--The Bible Society--The Agricultural
and Horticultural Societies--County Taxes.
A Sketch of Monroe County-Chapter 12
The First Call--Monroe's Response--Our Regiments, Battalions
and Companies of Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Sharpshooters and
Engineers--Ten Thousand Men Enlisted--Their Service in the Field
General Officers--Grand Army of the Republic--The Veteran Brigade.