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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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male ancestorBackus Pierce GARY (13 September 1800, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton) - 3 November 1879, Henrietta, New York, USA (East Henrietta))
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