FIRST SETTLERS
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All of the following are
America's FIRST SETTLERS
and all are Direct Ancestors
of Sarah Elizabeth Rose


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REUBEN SEARLES 1747-1823


6th Great Grandfather of Sarah Elizabeth Rose

A First Settler of Addison, Steuben, NY
Justice Of The Peace.

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1) b: 17 Jun 1747 in Bolton, Tolland, CT

 

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2) 1774 moved to Wells, Middleton Springs, Rutland, VT.

 

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3) Rev War 1776

 

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4a) One of the 1st Settlers 1790 in Addison, Steuben, NY
(along with Asahel Sr. Stiles)
HISTORICAL GAZETTER Steuben County, New York
>First Part Compiled by: Millard F. Roberts John Single
Paper Company, Ltd., Syracuse, NY., 1891 This was
typed and contributed by Gloria Banks Kirkwood
>Addison - First Settlement - pages 92,93,94,95,96,97
"The first settlement was made by SAMUEL RICE
in 1791. He married LUCRETIA MARTIN. Their
son, STEPHEN RICE, born April 5, 1791, was the
first white child born in the town. Mr. Rice moved
with his family to Troupsburgh in 1805, of which
town also they were the pioneers. Of those who
soon followed Mr. Rice in the settlement of
Addison were REUBEN AND LEMUEL SEARLES,
OLIVER MILLER, GEORGE GOODHUE, who
had previously settled near Painted Post; JOHN
MARTIN, JONATHAN TRACY, ABLE WHITE,
ISAAC AND JAMES MARTIN, JAMES BENHAM,
ASAHEL STILES, SILAS MOREY, ELISHA
GILBERT, LEMUEL STILES, WILLIAM
WOMBOUGH and MARTIN YOUNG. The latter
came into the country with COL. ARTHUR ERWIN.
He subsequently settled on the road to Rathboneville,
just within the present western boundary line of the
town of Addison. He moved to Minnesota, where he
died not many years since, having almost
attained the age of one hundred years.

LEMUEL SEARLES was the next resident
below Mr. Young. He occupied the GEORGE
UNDERWOOD farm.

ASAHEL STILES built a log house near the present
site of the Erie depot, and there are apple trees
still standing upon the bank in rear of
that depot that Mr. Stiles set out. His
mother, a very aged woman, came here
with the family.

On one occasion she was left at home alone, and upon
the return of the family she informed them that
"a big black dog" had been sitting for some time
on the ice in the river. Younger members of the family,
with better eyesight than she possessed, soon discovered
that what she had mistaken for a dog was in reality
a bear. "Uncle" SAMUEL RICE, who was calling at the
Stiles house at the time, took up a club and approaching
the bear, struck him. Bruin resented such a salute,
and, with a deep growl, turned on his assailant. Mr.
Rice retreated as fast as he could, which was not very
rapid as he had to adopt a peculiar sliding gait in order
to avoid raising his heels to near the snout of the
infuriated beast, which was close upon him. Mr. Stiles
at this juncture came to the rescue with a heavy hoe, such
as in those days were made by the local blacksmiths,
and striking the bear a stunning blow upon the head,
felled him, after which he was killed and dressed. The
Stiles family, with some others of the first settlers, used to
attend church in Canandaigua, eighty miles distant."

 

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4b) History of the Settlement of Steuben County,
New York by: Guy McMasters [1853]

CHAPTER III
SETTLEMENT OF THE LOWER CANISTEO VALLEY
Our notes of the settlement of the lower valley
of the Canisteo are very brief.
None of the original settlers of Addison
are now living in the county.
We can present nothing more than the names
of these pioneers.

The settlement of Addison was commenced
probably in 1790, or shortly after.
The settlers were Reuben and Lemuel Searles,
John, Isaac, and James Martin;
Jonathan Tracy. William Benham, Martin Young, and Isaac Morey.
The first name of the settlement was Tuscarora.
This was afterwards changed to Middletown,
and again to Addison.

The first tavern as kept by
Reuben Searles, on ockerby’s stand.

George Goodhue built a saw-mill there as early as 1793.

The first generation of settlers, as we are informed,
has become extinct.
Messrs.William Wombaugh, William B. Jones, John and Stephen Towsley,
and Rev. Tarathmel Powers, through early settlers,
came in a few years after the first settlement.v
Reuben Searl: 1747: Windsor, CT Births:
Ruben, son of John Searl and Margret his wife
was born Jan 17th, AD, 1747.
1774: Emigration in Wells, Middleton Springs, Rutland, VT.
1776: Served in Rev War 1776 in Wells, Middleton Springs,
rutland, VT (along with his brother, Gideon).
Reuben is listed in "The Official Roster
of the Soldiers of the American Revolution
Buried in the State of Ohio".
This source states that the name
was taken from SAR 1917 Year Book.
Located correctly in Highland County, OH,
butied at the Fairfield Quaker Meeting House,
south of Leesburg, Highland, OH.

1790: Federal Census
Resides in Chemung Town, Montgomery Co.
name spelled SARLES
1790: One of the First Settlers 1790 in Addison, Steuben, NY
(along with his brother, Lemuel) 1797-1804:
Reuben was elected Town Supervisor,
later "Pathmaster", "Poundkeeper"
(Reuben's barnyard became the town pound),
"Fireman", "Town Collector", "School Commissioner",
and finally the First Justice of the Peace in 1804.
1800: With brother Lemuel

Recorded in the 1800 Census
residing in Hornellsville Township.
1810: Federal Census, residing in Addison, Steuben, NY
with his four sons
1810-1819: The family set out for Ohio, and Mercy Allis died en route.
1823: Reuben died on 05 Aug in Fairfield, Greene, OH.

 

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FRENCH
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FRENCH
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KILHAM FERGUSON
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HOLCOMB
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SEARL
PENDAL
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COOKE
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HARTWELL
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WELLMAN
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MCGRIFF
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CRAM
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SEARLES
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HUNTLEY
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PARKER
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WARNER
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ALLIS
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SHERWOOD
MOORE
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SNEDEN
SNETHEN
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SPENCER
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ATKINS
ADKINS
ATKINSON
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PARKER
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MILLER
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PARKER
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CHAMPION
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JONES
PALMER
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DUTTON
BALLARD
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JAQUITH
HOLT
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MILLER
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JORDAN
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