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  • 1823 - Ledyard was formed from Scipio January 20, 1823, and was named after Benjamin Ledyard, agent and clerk for the apportionment of lands in the Military Tract.
    It lies on the east bank of Cayuga Lake southwest of the center of the county. The surface inclines toward the west, its extreme east border being...Read MORE...


  • News 1826 - A man named James Bonton, while crossing a bridge in the town of Ledyard, N. Y. a few days since, was instantly killed by being thrown from his horse which had become frightened.

    American Advocate
    Maine
    October 14, 1826

  • 1836 - Ledyard
    LEDYARD, taken from Scipio, 30th January, 1823; distant from Albany 170, from Auburn, S. W. 16 miles; surface rolling; soil, clay loam, resting on...Read MORE...


  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    1848 Aurora, NY
  • News 1851 - President Fillmore sojourned at his father's residence at Aurora, New York, on Sunday and Monday.

    The Sun
    Baltimore, Maryland
    May 21, 1851

  • 1854 - Ledyard
    Ledyard, a post-township in Cayuga co., New York, on the E. shore of Cayuga lake. Population, 2043.
    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.

  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    Morgan's Store, Aurora, NY. George W. Salisbury was a clerk there before the Civil War
  • 1859
    AURORA, a village in Cayuga co., New York, 170 m. W of Albany. Pop. 500.

    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    Aurora - Town of Ledyard, Cayuga, NY map - 1875 - NOTE: L. Salisbury, Mrs. Smith, J.B. Smith, Mrs. Town
  • Saturday, April 22, 1876 - Aurora Centennial Festival A Brilliant Affair - Large Attendance and Complete Success
    The good citizens of the quite village of Aurora have been for some weeks preparing for a Centennial Festival in aid of the State fund, and to assist ...Read MORE...


  • 1879 - Ledyard / Aurora
    Ledyard was formed from Scipio January 30th,1823, and derives its name from Gen. Benjamin Ledyard, an early settler in the town.He was an agent and...Read MORE...


  • 1887 - Women on the Board
    The Board of Trustees of Wells Female College at Aurora, New York, yesterday voted that women should have representation in the Board, and Miss Helen ...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - WELLS COLLEGE DESTROYED. A FIRE SWEEPS THE MAIN BUILDING, CAUSING A LOSS OF $130,000.
    Auburn, N. Y., Aug. 9. - Fire was discovered in the library of the main building of Wells Female College - MRS. GROVER CLEVELAND'S Alma Mater -...Read MORE...


  • News Thursday, February 2, 1893 - At Morgan's store, a gold watch is offered to the person guessing nearest the number of beans in a jar, contest to be decided April 1st.

    Union Springs Advertiser
    Union Springs, New York
    Thursday, February 2, 1893

  • 1895 - Ledyard
    Ledyard, a post-township of Cayuga co., N.Y., is bounded on the W. by Cayuga Lake, and contains the village of Aurora, which is about 16 miles S.S.W. ...Read MORE...


  • Thursday, Nov, 7, 1895 - A Call At Aurora
    Aurora is not content at being "Goddess of the Morning," but, has included the evening, too, by the aid of electric lights. The introduction was...Read MORE...


  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    Dining Hall, Wells College - Aurora, New York
  • News 1905 - Minister to Korea
    Edwin Morgan, the newly appointed minister to Korea, was at the State Department this morning getting his final instructions. He will leave tomorrow...Read MORE...


  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    Birds Eye View, Looking Towards Well's College, Aurora, N.Y.
  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    Main Street looking South, Aurora, N.Y.
  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    Residence, A. M. Zabriskie, Aurora, N.Y.
  • Ledyard, New York, USA
    Methodist Church, Ledyard, N.Y.
  • 1916
    Ledyard, a post-township (town and village) of Cayuga Co., N. Y., is bounded on the W. by Cayuga Lake and about 16 miles SSW. of Auburn. Pop. in...Read MORE...




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1848 Aurora, NY

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Morgan's Store, Aurora, NY. George W. Salisbury was a clerk there before the Civil War

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Aurora - Town of Ledyard, Cayuga, NY map - 1875 - NOTE: L. Salisbury, Mrs. Smith, J.B. Smith, Mrs. Town

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Dining Hall, Wells College - Aurora, New York

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Birds Eye View, Looking Towards Well's College, Aurora, N.Y.

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Main Street looking South, Aurora, N.Y.

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Residence, A. M. Zabriskie, Aurora, N.Y.

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Methodist Church, Ledyard, N.Y.

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  • 1823 - Ledyard was formed from Scipio January 20, 1823, and was named after Benjamin Ledyard, agent and clerk for the apportionment of lands in the Military Tract.
    It lies on the east bank of Cayuga Lake southwest of the center of the county. The surface inclines toward the west, its extreme east border being... Read MORE...

  • News  1826 - A man named James Bonton, while crossing a bridge in the town of Ledyard, N. Y. a few days since, was instantly killed by being thrown from his horse which had become frightened.
    American Advocate
    Maine
    October 14, 1826
  • 1836 - Ledyard
    LEDYARD, taken from Scipio, 30th January, 1823; distant from Albany 170, from Auburn, S. W. 16 miles; surface rolling; soil, clay loam, resting on... Read MORE...

  • News  1851 - President Fillmore sojourned at his father's residence at Aurora, New York, on Sunday and Monday.
    The Sun
    Baltimore, Maryland
    May 21, 1851
  • 1854 - Ledyard
    Ledyard, a post-township in Cayuga co., New York, on the E. shore of Cayuga lake. Population, 2043.
    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.
  • 1859
    AURORA, a village in Cayuga co., New York, 170 m. W of Albany. Pop. 500.

    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • Saturday, April 22, 1876 - Aurora Centennial Festival A Brilliant Affair - Large Attendance and Complete Success
    The good citizens of the quite village of Aurora have been for some weeks preparing for a Centennial Festival in aid of the State fund, and to assist ... Read MORE...

  • 1879 - Ledyard / Aurora
    Ledyard was formed from Scipio January 30th,1823, and derives its name from Gen. Benjamin Ledyard, an early settler in the town.He was an agent and... Read MORE...

  • 1887 - Women on the Board
    The Board of Trustees of Wells Female College at Aurora, New York, yesterday voted that women should have representation in the Board, and Miss Helen ... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - WELLS COLLEGE DESTROYED. A FIRE SWEEPS THE MAIN BUILDING, CAUSING A LOSS OF $130,000.
    Auburn, N. Y., Aug. 9. - Fire was discovered in the library of the main building of Wells Female College - MRS. GROVER CLEVELAND'S Alma Mater -... Read MORE...

  • News  Thursday, February 2, 1893 - At Morgan's store, a gold watch is offered to the person guessing nearest the number of beans in a jar, contest to be decided April 1st.
    Union Springs Advertiser
    Union Springs, New York
    Thursday, February 2, 1893
  • 1895 - Ledyard
    Ledyard, a post-township of Cayuga co., N.Y., is bounded on the W. by Cayuga Lake, and contains the village of Aurora, which is about 16 miles S.S.W. ... Read MORE...

  • Thursday, Nov, 7, 1895 - A Call At Aurora
    Aurora is not content at being "Goddess of the Morning," but, has included the evening, too, by the aid of electric lights. The introduction was... Read MORE...

  • News  1905 - Minister to Korea
    Edwin Morgan, the newly appointed minister to Korea, was at the State Department this morning getting his final instructions. He will leave tomorrow... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Ledyard, a post-township (town and village) of Cayuga Co., N. Y., is bounded on the W. by Cayuga Lake and about 16 miles SSW. of Auburn. Pop. in... Read MORE...

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Genealogy Resources for Ledyard

freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~springport/pictures101/ledyard_civil_war_web/index.htm Hollcroft, Temple, Ledyard in the Civil War - Bill Hecht's website

1867-68 Ledyard/Aurora Directory

1863-64 Aurora Directory (Brigham's General Directory of Auburn)
http://freepages.books.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cayuga/1864/

East Aurora New York, Village History www.eastaurora.org/History.aspx

www.cayugacounty.us/Towns


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