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(The Old "Genesee Country" - West of Seneca Lake)

Genesee County in 1830

1830 Genesee County Census Index (by twp. & page)

Genesee County Information

Gensee County, NY was created in 1802 from Ontario County's old Northampton Township. The first land sale of the Holland Land Company in the Genesee region was in 1801 when it was still part of Ontario County. Settlement of the region increased with the completion of the old Genesee Road to Buffalo a few years later, and boomed once again following the end of the War of 1812.

In 1808 the western portion of the county was split away and divided into Niagara, Cattauraugus, Chautauqua, and Allegany counties. A portion of the eastern edge of the Genesee was taken in 1821 to form Livingston and Monroe counties. The northern third of Genesee was taken in 1824 to form Orleans County. In 1841 the bottom half of Genesee was taken to form Wyoming County.

The townships existing at the time of the 1830 Census:

Alabama: 139 households
Alexander: 379 households
Attica: 414 households
Batavia: 695 households
Bennington: 391 households
Bergen: 270 households
Bethany: 375 households
Byron: 319 households
Castile: 392 households
China: 437 households
Covington: 448 households
Elba: 468 households
Gainesville: 330 households
Le Roy: 636 households
Middlebury: 389 households
Orangeville: 199(?) households
Pembroke: 636 households
Perry: 497 households
Sheldon: 297 households
Stafford: 399 households
Warsaw: 414 households
Wethersfield: 210 households

Darien township was formed in 1832
Oakfield township was formed in 1842
Pavilion township was formed c. 1842
Java twp formed in Wyoming Co. c. 1842
Eagle twp annexed to Wyoming in 1846
Pike twp annexed to Wyoming in 1846

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