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Re: Francis L. Morse-Sterlingville, NY
Posted by: Wayne Burgess Date: July 21, 2001 at 12:59:48
In Reply to: Francis L. Morse-Sterlingville, NY by Jan Faulkner of 1334

Remembered your post when I was this.
Philadelphia ~14 mi NNE of Watertown. Best place to search I would guess is Watertown since very little exist in these little towns.
PHILADELPHIA was formed from Le Ray, April 3, 1821. It is an interior town, E. of the center of the co. Its surface is level in the E., but rocky and broken in the W. The soil is generally a clayey loam. Indian River and Black Creek are the principal streams. Iron ore is found in considerable quantities. The principal bed that is worked is known as the Shurtliff mine. In Sterlingville is a large chalybeate spring. Philadelphia,1 (p.v.,) upon Indian River, has 55 houses, and Sterlingville,2 (p.v.,) upon Black Creek, 40. At the latter place are a large blast furnace3 and a forge.4 The first settlement was commenced in 1804, by Friends from Penn. and N.J.5 In 1810 the Friends erected a building which for 17 years was used as a school and meeting house.6

1 Often called "Quaker Settlement" by the old inhabitants.
2 Named from James Sterling, the owner of the iron works. Formerly called "De Launey's Mill," from the builder of the first mill, in 1807.
3 Built in 1837, by James Sterling. The ore is principally obtained from the Sterling mine of Antwerp, and the Shurtliff mine of this town, near the line of Theresa, the ore from the latter being used principally as a flux.

Wayne Burgess


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