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In 1724 Massachusetts, under a grant from the crown of England claimed jurisdiction over Columbia County and at the same time, New York claimed jurisdiction over much of Berkshire County. This boundary dispute was settled by compromise about 1773 but not perfected until 1787. The settlers in Kakeout, later Nobletown (now Hillsdale) were mostly from Massachusetts and a few from Connecticut with some Dutch settlers in the northern part.
Both Nobletown and Spencertown were the first New England settlements established within Claverack's alleged borders both being named after the principal founding families.
HISTORY OF NOBLETOWN NEW YORK
by Susan Stalker Mulvey
Hillsdale's territory was taken from the Town of Claverack in 1782.
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General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights, Massachusetts and used by George Washington's army on March 17, 1776 (Evacuation Day) to free Boston from British control during the American Revolutionary War.
1854 - Hillsdale
Hillsdale, a post-township on the E. border of Columbia co., N. Y. Pop., 2123.
Hillsdale, a small post-village in the above township, about 40 miles S. S. E. from Albany.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Hillsdale
Hillsdale, a post-village of Columbia co., N.Y., in Hillsdale township, on the New York & Harlem Railroad, 110 miles N. by E. of New York, and about 16 miles E. by S. of Hudson. It has 2 churches, a public school, a news. paper office, a furnace, a grist-mill, and a carriage-shop. Pop, about 300; of the township, 1554.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1900 - Hillsdale
Hillsdale is the fourth from the north and third from the south in the eastern tier of towns of the county. It is bounded on the north by Austerlitz, on the east by the Massachusetts line, on the south by Cowpoke and on the west by Claverack and Ghent. Its superficial area is 26,699 acres. This town was originally a part of the Van Rensselaer patent, with the exception of a narrow strip on the eastern side, which, until the final settlement of the boundary question about 1790, was under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts. At that time there were a number of settlers on this strip, to some of whom the State surrendered its claim in 1793.
Apart from the valley at the foot of the Taghkanic mountains, which extend along the eastern boundary, and one or two short and narrow vales, Hillsdale is a territory of hills; nearly all of these are tillable to their summits. From the summits of some of these Taghkanic peaks extended views of varied scenery may be obtained. Within the bounds of the ... Read MORE...
Hillsdale, a post-village of Columbia co., N.Y., in Hillsdale township (town), on the New York Central and Hudson River R., 16 miles E. by S. of Hudson. Pop. about 375: of the town in 1900, 1390.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Hillsdale, New York, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Hillsdale.
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Henriette FOSTER (, Hillsdale, New York, USA (Nobletown) - 23 March 1872, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA)
Robert O SALISBURY (18 April 1781, Hillsdale, New York, USA (Nobletown) - 25 October 1865, Howard City, Cass, Michigan, USA)
Joseph SALISBURY (22 August 1785, Hillsdale, New York, USA (Nobletown) - June 1828, Cayuga County, New York, USA)
Henry ASHLEY (1787, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA - 7 May 1873, Hillsdale, New York, USA (Nobletown))
Henry WILCOX (16 January 1792, Hillsdale, New York, USA (Nobletown) - 25 August 1876, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)
Hannah VOSBURG (1792, Hillsdale, New York, USA (Nobletown) - 8 June 1866, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)
Susannah SHERWOOD (1795, Hillsdale, New York, USA (Nobletown) - 11 June 1869, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA)
George H. PULTZ (1811, Ghent, New York, USA - 21 May 1869, Hillsdale, New York, USA (Nobletown))
Sarah A. BURTES (1811, Hillsdale, New York, USA (Nobletown) - 23 July 1875, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA)
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Leon Ralph POMEROY (2 February 1903 - 10 February 2001) and Rachel HARLOW (29 October 1910 - 8 May 1994) married 24 June 1933
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