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Writing on "Expansion of New York with Special Reference to
the 18th Century," under the special topic "Contributions in
History and Political Science, Ohio University," page 107, a
Miss Ruth Higgins writes:
"Another wellknown series of townships were the 'Boston (or Massachusetts) Ten Towns' which lay south of the military tract Tioughnioga and Chenango Rivers on the east and the Owego River on the west and north Susquehana, in Central New York. This area, well supplied with navigable streams, was ceded to the State of Massachusetts at the Hartford Conference of 1786 when arrangements were made for ceding Western New York to that state. In 1786 a company of eleven persons, later increased to sixty persons, mostly from the Berkshires, purchased all of it for 1500 pounds and had it surveyed into lots for sale. Jacob Parsons was one of the company."
1. Rhoda King, b. April 12, 1810. (B64,1)
2. George, b. November, 1811. (B64,2)
3. Horace, b. August, 1813. (B64,3)
4. Lorenzo, b. August, 1815. (B64,4)
5. Eliza, b. July 22, 1817. (B64,5)
6. Hannah, b. April 7, 1819; d. in November, 1823.
7. Clarence, b. June 7, 1821. (B64,7)
8. Lorrain, b. December 7, 1823. (B64,8)
9. John Sedgwick, b. May 14, 1826. (B64,9)