FREE ancestry since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!
Add YOUR Family To This Page
History of Farmington, New York, USA
Journey back in time to Farmington, New York, USA
(New Salem)Visit Farmington, New York, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and ancestry.
Do You Have Farmington Roots? Share Your Ancestral Story!Farmington was part of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase. The town was formed along with its county in 1789, and settlement of the region began the same year. Many of the early settlers were Quakers from Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
There is MUCH more to discover about Farmington, New York, USA. Read on!
Farmington Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards
Discover Farmington: History, News, Travel, and StoriesAdd History/News/Story
1789 - Settlement in Farmington, New York began
1854 - Farmington
Farmington, a post-township of Ontario county, New York, 20 miles S. E. from Rochester. It is intersected by the Rochester and Auburn railroad. Population, 1876.
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.
1893 - Farmington
In 1788, in pursuance of the authority conferred by the act creating Ontario county, the Court of Sessions formed the townships now known respectively as Farmington and Manchester into one town, and to the same was given the name of Farmington. Of this, however, it must be said there is no present positive record to prove the foregoing assertion, but it is nevertheless an accepted fact. Within the territory of the original township, were numbers eleven in the second and third ranges, each containing presumably thirty-six square miles of land. In 1821 number eleven in the second range was separated from the mother town and organized under the name of Burt, but subsequently changed to Manchester.
The first township sold by the Phelps and Gorham proprietary was number eleven in the third range, and its purchasers were a company of Massachusetts citizens, then residing mainly in Berkshire county, who were members of the old and honored society of Friends, whose desire was to leave... Read MORE...
1895 - Farmington / New Salem
Farmington, or New Salem, a post-village of Ontario co., N.Y., in Farmington township, about 20 miles S.E. of Rochester. The township contains Farmington Station, on the New York Central Railroad, 6 miles N.W. of Canandaigua; also 3 Friends' meetings. Pop. of the township, 1703.
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
Farmington, a post-village of Ontario co., N.V., in Farmington township (town), about 20 miles SE. of Rochester. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1607.
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
Discover Your Roots: Farmington Ancestry
Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Farmington, New York, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Farmington.
View Them Now (sorted by year of birth)
Joshua STAFFORD (6 March 1749, Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA (Tiverton, Massachusetts) - 3 October 1809, Farmington, New York, USA (New Salem))
Benjamin Hart DURFEE (16 January 1799, Farmington, New York, USA (New Salem) - 1825, Manchester, Ontario, New York, USA)
Mary DURFEE (1804, Farmington, New York, USA (New Salem) - 11 May 1841, Novi, Oakland, Michigan, USA)
Betsey DURFEE (1807, Farmington, New York, USA (New Salem) - 1825, Manchester, Ontario, New York, USA)
John Tremain COMSTOCK (3 May 1807, Farmington, New York, USA (New Salem) - 3 August 1884, Rollin, Lenawee, Michigan, USA)
Seth DURFEE (20 March 1810, Farmington, New York, USA (New Salem) - 27 September 1897, Novi, Oakland, Michigan, USA)
Eleanor DURFEE (19 October 1812, Farmington, New York, USA (New Salem) - 27 April 1863, Novi, Oakland, Michigan, USA)
Gideon Addison DURFEE (15 April 1815, Farmington, New York, USA (New Salem) - 12 March 1877, Novi, Oakland, Michigan, USA)
Not the place you are looking for? Try again!
Search for Your Family by Place
Who Are You Searching For?
Search for Your Family by NameNOTE: If you don't know your ancestor's whole name or are unsure of the spelling, specify part of the name.
Updated: 5/6/2023 1:48:14 PM
Farmington Ancestry Tales: Share Your Unique Story!If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Farmington, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.