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With the end of the American Revolution, several resident Native American tribes that had sided with the British were forced to leave Upstate New York. As a result, land became available for European settlers in the Finger Lakes and Genesee Valley regions.
The town of Henrietta was named after Henrietta Laura Pulteney, Countess of Bath in Great Britain. Her father Sir William Pulteney, 5th Baronet, was a major British investor from the Pulteney Association who owned the land that became the town. Henrietta Pulteney never visited the town named after her. Pulteney eventually sold his holdings, which then passed through the hands of several American investors.
The first European settlers were Major Ezekiel Scott and his wife Catherine, who purchased 900 acres in 1790. Most of the original arriving settlers were English.
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1854 - Henrietta
Henrietta, a post-township of Monroe co., N. Y., on the Genesee river. Pop., 2513.
Henrietta, a post-village in the above township, 7 miles S. from Rochester. It contains 2 or 3 churches and an academy.
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 - Henrietta
Henrietta, sometimes called East Henrietta, a post-village of Monroe, co., N.Y., in Henrietta township, about 6 miles S. of Rochester. It contains 3 churches, an academy, and a carriage-shop. The township is bounded on the W. by the Genesee River. Pop. of the township in 1890,2135. Henrietta Station on the Rochester division of the Erie Railroad is in this township, at the village of West Henrietta, 9 miles S. by W. of Rochester.
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
Henrietta, sometimes called East Henrietta, a post-village of Monroe co., N.Y., in Henrietta township (town), about 6 miles S. of Rochester. The town is bounded on the W. by the Genesee River. Pop. in 1900, 2062 ; of the village, about 200.
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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Backus Pierce GARY (13 September 1800, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton) - 3 November 1879, Henrietta, New York, USA (East Henrietta))
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