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Hugh Mac Dougall <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 19 Nov 1999 16:18:14 -0500
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According to John W. Barber and Henry Howe, "Historical Collections of the
State of New York...." (New York: S. Tuttle, 1845), p. 568 (in the section
devoted to Washington County):
        "Fort Ann was originally organized by the name of Westfield; it received
its present name in 1808."
        Westfield had the following towns created out of it: Hartford (1793),
Putnam (1806).

Hugh C. MacDougall
James Fenimore Cooper Society
8 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1016
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From: Tim Cook <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Westfield, NY-1790
Date: Thursday, November 18, 1999 12:49 PM


    Can anyone tell me where Westfield, Washington County, NY was located
in 1790?  [not to be confused with Westfield, Chautaqua County in western
New York].  I have been unable to locate it on any historical map at my
disposal.  The 1790 Fed Census for New York lists several Joseph Cook's;
one of them having resided in above said township; but other sources place
many of my ancestor Joseph Cook's activities in Granville, NY.  Just to
further confuse things, there were other Joseph Cook's in the 1790 Fed
Census residing not too distant; and locating Westfield is one step in
clearing up who is who.
    I apologize if this is off topic; but any help is greatly appreciated.

    -Tim Cook