The names I posted previously, were really those from 1800, I realized this evening. So, I updated the last post with the names of those in Ulster Co., NY in 1790, though I didn’t type up all the names. I apologize for the confusion.
I found Oliver Blizzard, I imagine an ancestor of Oliver Blizzard Hallock who we met in Book I, The Mill on Halfway Brook. Here then is a relisting of those in the Town of Lumberland in the correct year of 1800. Lumberland was officially a town, but was in Ulster County until 1809 when Sullivan County was created.
John Showers, who kept a tavern near the mouth of the Mongaup River, seems to be one of the earliest settlers of the Town of Lumberland. Like other tavern keepers of the period, Showers engaged in fur trading with trappers, providing them with food stuffs, black powder, cloth, and whiskey.
The main business of Lumberland’s 300,000 acres was lumbering. The town included what would become the towns of Highland, Tusten, Cocheton, Delaware and Bethel, and so much of Fallsburgh, Liberty, Callicoon and Fremont as was not originally in the town of Rochester.
Names of those living in 1800 in the Town of Lumberland.
John Showers Jr. and Sr.
Joseph and Zepheniah Drake
William and Daniel Goold
Nathaniel & James Reeve?
James& John Carpenter
? Van Etten
William Smith Jr.
John Van Gelder
Thomas & William Dunn
Timothy & Amos Tyler
Nicholas, William, & Elias Conklin
William, Charles, & Earl Tyler
John, James, & Joseph Moss