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Military Tract

Central New York was divided up into military tracts and awarded to individuals who served in the Revolutionary War as an incentive to get individuals to serve in the continental army.  Additional information is available online - see links at the bottom of this page.  Additional details will appeal here eventually.

Below is an image of the breakdown of Cortland County:

Military Tract Townships

 

1 Lysander 15 Fabius
2 Hannibal 16 Ovid
3 Cato 17 Milton
4 Brutus 18 Locke
5 Camillus 19 Homer
6 Cicero 20 Solon
7 Manlius 21 Hector
8 Aurelius 22 Ulysses
9 Marcellus 23 Dryden
10 Pompey 24 Virgil
11 Romulus 25 Cincinnatus
12 Scipio 26 Junius
13 Sempronius 27 Galen
14 Tully 28 Sterling

Lots Awarded in Homer

Please note that many of these individuals sold their land and never lived in Homer.  The source of this list is from:
W.E. Morrison & Co., Ovid, Seneca Co., New York. The Balloting Book, and Other Documents Relating to Military Bounty Lands, in the State of New-York. Albany, New York: Printed by Packard & VanBenthuysen, 1825. Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, Salem, Massachusetts, no date. 

 

Lot Name Lot Name
1 Thompson, Alexander, lieut. 51 Gregg, James, captain
2 Ogden, John 52 Reed, Jacob, captain
3 Moodie, Andrew, captain 53 Brown, John
4 Reserved for gospel, etc. 54 Benedict, Ambrose
5 Light, John 55 Scudder, William, lieutenant
6 Hunt, Thomas, lieutenant 56 Marsh, Ephraim
7 Casey, John 57 Alvoid, Thomas G., Jun.
8 Harris, Cato 58 Nicohlas, Stephen
9 Hallott, Jonah 59 Sweeney, Edward
10 Gilchrist, William 60 M'Ewen, John, ensign
11 Godwin, Henry, captain 61 Todd, John
12 Miller, Jeremiah C. 62 Rinder, Christian
13 Alvoid, Thomas G., Sen. 63 Rullins, William
14 Johnston, Uriah 64 M'Kinsie, Malcolm
15 Mott, Ebenezer, lieutenant 65 Johnston, John, captain
16 Weldon, Jeremiah 66 M'Kenzie, John
17 M'Ewen, John, ensign 67 Goodwin, George
18 Neely, Abraham, captain 68 Potter, Isaac
19 Strong, Nathan, captain 69 France, John
20 Sprague, Lazarus 70 Reserved for gospel, etc.
21 Benjamin, Jonathan 71 Ford, Chilion, lieutenant
22 Cochran, Robert, lieut. colonel 72 Garland, George
23 Boulton, Jonathan 73 Van Veghten, Tobias, lieutenant
24 Coon, William 74 Cole, Teunis
25 Lampier, Francis 75 Chittendon, Jared
26 Templer, Ebenezer 76 Grogan, John
27 Jansen, Cornelius T., captain 77 Stone, John
28 Dodge, Samuel, lieutenant 78 Oakley, Jonathan
29 Albright, John 79 Smith, John
30 Ryker, Abraham, captain 80 Oliphant, William
31 Salsbury, Barent S. 81 M'Cawley, James
32 Canfield, Dennis 82 Kennelly, John
33 Farrington, James 83 Britt, James
34 Reserved for gospel, etc. 84 Gaud, John
35 Philips, David 85 Reserved for gospel, etc.
36 Mott, Ebenezer, lieutenant 86 Ludlow, Samuel
37 Salier, Zaccheus 87 Norton, Nathaniel, captain
38 Halsey, Abraham 88 Hubbert, John, ensign
39 Guth, John G. 89 Hays, Thomas
40 Philips, Jonathan 90 Ryner, Ichabod
41 Patterson, James 91 Hanmore, Moses
42 Foot, Isaac 92 Burrows, Thomas
43 Wendell, John 93 Reserved for gospel, etc.
44 Ennis, David 94 Rude, William
45 M'Kinney, James 95 Basset, William
46 Talmadge, Samuel, lieutenant 96 Bell, Matthew
47 Crantz, Mark 97 Little, James
48 Parker, Matthias 98 Reserved for gospel, etc.
49 Aorson, Aaron, captain 99 Freeman, Obadiah
50 Clinton, George, brig. general 100 Bolton, George

Online sources regarding the Military Tracts:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_New_York_Military_Tract

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycayuga/land/mtracths.html

http://home.roadrunner.com/~nrw/history/military.html




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