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1895 Map of Madison

Madison County history

Madison County was created 21 March 1806 from Chenango County. The county seat is Wampsville.

The towns of Hamilton, Brookfield and Cazenovia were formed in 1795.
Peterboro was named for Peter Smith. Peterboro was a haven for abolitionists. Peter and his son Gerrit sold over 100,000 acres of land in New York and surrounding states.

Gerrit financed John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry. According to his later writings, he didn't know what the money would be used for, he was simply showing support for his friend as he had in the past. He also wrote that he had committed himself to the Utica Insane Asylum because he was upset over what had occurred. Some think he did this to avoid prosecution for treason!


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Information by Towns

Brookfield Cazenovia De Ruyter Eaton
Fenner Georgetown Hamilton Lebanon
Lenox Lincoln Madison Nelson
Oneida Stockbridge Smithfield Sullivan

Family Bibles
Select Bios
Family Stories from Madison County

History of Bridgeport

Canastota History

Catalogue - DeRuyter Institute - 1840-41.

Civil War Soldiers in Madison County
Madison County Cemeteries
DAR Cemetery 1915 Census of Madison County

Census of Pensioners, 1840

Madison County House

1868-69. Madison County, Directory.

1872 History of Madison County.

1880 History of Chenango and Madison Counties

1884 - My Alma Mater

1894 Biographical Review - INDEX

1899 History of Madison County. 16 Feb 2018

1900 Grip's Historical Souvenir - DeRuyter, NY

1901 New Woodstock and Vicinity

Early Settlers of Madison County

Madison Family Trees

Co. G of the 12th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
GAR Posts in Madison County

World War II - Book of Rememberance


Maps of Madison County 6 Feb 2018
Merrillsville Brevities

The New Era-Gleaner Vol. XVII No. 33 - De Ruyter, N.Y. Thursday, April 21, 1887.

Selected Obits from Chenango and Madison Counties

Selected Obits from Madison County

Canastota Obituaries 1876-1999

Notice! For informational purposes only. The gentleman whose address is mentioned on the above web site is no longer providing this service.

Officials - St. Peter's Church - Cazenovia - 1898
Photos of Madison County
Politicians Buried in Madison County
Progressive Hamilton - 1896

Postal and other history of Madison County
Madison County Proceedings to 1810, County Courts and Civil List 1806-1870

Semi-Centennial - Presbyterian Church of Oneida - 1894

Townships of Madison County
157th NY Volunteer Infantry of Madison and Cortland Counties

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Community Announcements

The next meeting of the Madison County Civil War Round Table will be ?

..... contact Robin Moore.

Other Madison County sites

John Bartlett's Madison County site

Charles Page's Family Stories of Madison County

Sites created by individuals now dearly departed

In Memory of Douglas J. Ingalls
A Bit of the Past - Madison Co., NY

In Memory of Mike Hollingsworth
Father, Friend, Researcher

Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson History Pages

In Memory of Daniel Weiskotten
Archaeologist, Historian
(12 Feb 1960 - 6 May 2005)

Future Projects

Last updated: 4 Mar 2009

Selected Births, Marriages, Anniversaries, Interesting Tidbits from old newspaper clippings.
Historical ads.
Census Records
Colgate catalog - 1843
First Fifty Years of Cazenovia Seminary
    It's History - Proceedings of the Semi-Centennial Jubilee - General Catalogue - 1877.
1894 BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW of Madison County
100th Anniversary of First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia - 1898
50th Anniversary of St. Peter's Church - Cazenovia - 1898
Muller Hill - 1899
Nelson - Lyons Rural Cemetery - 1900
Madison County World War I Honor Roll
Farm Registry - 1937

These are some of the sources currently available for Madison County:

  • The Madison County Historical Society
    435 Main Street
    Oneida, New York 13421
    Phone & Fax - 315.363.4136
  • List of holdings:
    Bound volumes of newspapers 1854-1969
    Church Records
    Cemetery Records
    Vital Statistics
    Family Records
    Some Bible Records
    Census Records
    Veteran's Lists
    Vital Stats from Newspapers published outside the City of Oneida
    City and County Directories

    Research Policy is as follows:

    The Madison County Historical Society?s Mary King Research Library has many items to assist the researcher interested in discovering his or her own family?s history or learning about local history. The library also contains vital statistic files of marriage and death notices abstracted from the society?s newspaper collection from 1854-1931. The researcher also has available, records culled from family bibles, others? research and gathered into family folders, church and cemetery records, local histories, and city and county directories that span the years, 1879-1972. In addition, there are Atlases and microfilms of both Federal and State censuses from 1800-1920.

    As a policy, the Madison County Historical Society charges $10.00 for research requests by mail or email, which includes four copies, each additional copy is $.25 per page.

    The research library is open to the public Monday- Friday, 9-4 year round, appointments are recommended. There is a $5.00 fee for in-house use of the library for nonmembers and no cost for members. Photocopies are $.25 per page. (Please inquire about membership applications).

  • Madison County Surrogate's Court
    N. Court St. * PO Box 607
    Wampsville, New York 13163
    Phone: (315) 366-2392

  • Walk ins: Copies of wills at $0.50 per copy of microfilmed page
    Mail ins: $25 for records search under 25 yrs and $70 for records over 25 yrs.
  • Hamilton Public Library
    13 Broad Street
    Hamilton, New York 13346

  • Village of Munnsville
    Fryer Memorial Museum
    (By-Appointment Tours)
    Location: Rt. 46 & Williams St.
    Munnsville, NY 13409

    Olive S. Boylan
    PO Box 177
    Munnsville, NY 13409

    Fryer Memorial Museum has an extensive genealogical collection. With the researcher in mind, all names mentioned in the collection have been placed on 3 x 5 cards alphabetized and filed. The genealogical collection contains newspapers, scrapbooks, Bible records, family histories, obituaries and donated genealogies. Cemetery records for Madison County and lists of burials in neighboring counties are also in the museums holdings.
    Fryer Memorial Museum is an all volunteer organization. There is no charge to use the facilities, but donations are always welcome.

    Central New York Genealogical Society
  • For more information, as well as books available for sale about this region visit Hope Farm Press

  • View a map of Madison County from the census bureau.
  • Madison County place names - (alphabetical) from the US Geological Survey. Then you can view a map of that place.

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