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Batavia, New York, USA

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Where is Batavia, New York, USA? 

Batavia, Genesee, New York, USA

The current City of Batavia was an early settlement in what is today called Genesee Country, the farthest western region of New York State, comprising the Genesee Valley and westward to the Niagara River, Lake Erie, and the Pennsylvania line. The tract purchased in western New York (the Holland Purchase) was a 3,250,000 acre (13,150 km²) portion of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase that lay west of the Genesee River. It was purchased in December 1792, February 1793, and July 1793 from Robert Morris, a prominent Revolutionary banker, by the Holland Land Company, a consortium of Dutch bankers.

The village of Batavia was founded in 1802 by Joseph Ellicott, agent of the Holland Land Company. Batavia, New York, was named for the short-lived Batavian Republic (1795–1806) in honor of the Holland Land Company...wikipedia


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Batavia, New York, USA - Greetings from U.S. Veteran's Facility, Batavia, New York
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News  1850 - Destructive Fire
A fire occurred on the 17th inst., in Rhany's [R. Haney's] extensive hardware store, Batavia, New...Read MORE...

1859
BATAVIA, a township and village of New York, U.S., in Genesee co. The former presents a level...Read MORE...

News  1886 - A HOTEL FIRE. DESTRUCTION OF THE ST. JAMES IN BATAVIA - SEVERAL PERSONS HURT.
Batavia, N. Y., Jan. 8. - At 2 o'clock this morning the St. James Hotel, the leading hotel in town, ...Read MORE...

1899 - Batavia
Batavia is the largest town in Genesee county, both in point of territory and population. It is...Read MORE...

News  1911 - TERRIBLE TRAIN CRASH. BLAME PLACED ON EXPRESS ENGINEER.
Superintendent Everett Says J. B. LYDELL, of Buffalo, Engineer of Train 23, and For 40 Years an...Read MORE...

1916
Batavia, a post-village, capital of Genesee co., N.Y., on Tonawanda Creek, 36 miles E. by N. of...Read MORE...

News  1925 - FOUR KILLED IN WRECK AT R. R. CROSSING. BUFFALO FAMILIES WERE ON WAY TO PICNIC. MORE IN CAR SURVIVE.
Car Rolled Down Bank 300 Feet Two Women Carried With Wreckage.

Batavia, N. Y., Sept. 7 (A.P.) -...Read MORE...

News  1929 - TRUCK DRIVER KILLED BY TRAIN
Batavia, Jan. 15 (AP). - Roy McIntyre 28 of Holly was almost instantly killed and his brother,...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Corcoran
flag  John William CORCORAN (14 June 1853, Batavia, New York, USA - 4 August 1904, Liberty, Sullivan, New York, USA)

Fordham
flag  Joel FORDHAM (1813, Batavia, New York, USA - 13 February 1880, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Casey
immigrant flag  Peter CASEY (1831, , Ireland - 29 August 1876, Batavia, New York, USA)

Drake
flag  Moses DRAKE (1786, , New York, USA - 10 September 1869, Batavia, New York, USA)

Franclemont
flag  John G FRANCLEMONT (15 April 1912, , New York, USA - 26 May 2004, Batavia, New York, USA) gravestone

Reinhard
flag  Katharine REINHARD (1835, , Prussia (Germany) - 28 February 1925, Batavia, New York, USA) gravestone

Wakelee (Walkley)
flag  Damaris WAKELEE (WALKLEY) (3 January 1749, Haddam, Connecticut, USA - October 1818, Batavia, New York, USA)
 

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