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Cuyler T. Bouton (1813-1898)

Cuyler T. Bouton was born in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, New York Jan 18, 1813, was married to…

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Samuel Jones Tilden

By: Tina Ordone Though this site is centered on Stephentown, I wanted to include some interesting things from the town that I actually grew up in, New Lebanon, Columbia County,…

court caption - George W. Johnson's surrogate record

George W. Johnson, 1864 (Surrogate’s Court)

In the matter of the application for Administration on the Estate of George W. Johnson, late of the town of Stephentown:
Julia E. Johnson deposed that she was the widow of the late George W. Johnson, and lived in Stephentown. He died a natural death in Stephentown on the 11th day of March 1864, without leaving a last Will and Testament;

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Early Physicians

Note from Tina: I can verify that these men did indeed make house calls, in a day and time long past. I remember well, Dr. Thompson coming to my parents house when my brothers and I came down with the measles. We always called him “I’m going to give you a shot Thompson.” It seems that there was a shot for everything!! Dr. Swift was the man who pierced my ears when I was 16 years old. By that time, though, housecalls were on the way out and after much begging and pleading, I convinced my parents that I was old enough, and my Mom took me to Dr. Swift’s office for the piercing.

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Last Will and Testament of Hart Bateman

This last will and Testament of Hart Bateman of the town of Nassau in
the county of Rensselaer and State of New York.

Rutland Engine No. 40

Railroads

The railroad line ran through Brainard, the Lebanons, Stephentown, North Stephentown Center, Cherry Plain, Berlin and on to Bennington. The voice of the conductor was heard calling out the names of the stations along the way.

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Will Abstracts

These abstracts could be a wonderful resource, as most list entire families, and some even have parents names, and other relatives.

Census Articles

1850 Town of Stephentown Census

1850 Town of Stephentown Federal Census
Enumerated from August 26, 1850 through September 13, 1850

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Mayflower Families – Philip E. Williams

Here is my line that was accepted by the Mayflower Society

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Mayflower Families – Rebecca Brown

Brown, Rebecca 1757-1813, wife of George Tefft 1754-1813