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On September 10, 1810, eight men from Stockbridge, Massachusetts signed a contract binding one another to a settlement on the Holland Land Purchase in Western New York. These men were unsure of what they would encounter in the virgin woods of the Genesee Country where land was scarcely settled and neighbors few and far between.
County of Orleans
Orleans County, Town of Carlton, Union Company, Holland Land Purchase, Holland Land Company
Public History | United States History
Ballard, Matthew R., "Communal Company Promoted Early Settlement in Carlton" (2018). Pioneer Record. 84.