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Re: Leigh Bugbee

Posted: 15 Jan 2008 1:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BUGBEE, DEAN, DE MOTTE, LOVE, SEARLS
I realize that your post is several years old but the following might be of interest to you or others looking for info on Jonathan (Sr. or Jr), Simeon, Wyman or Nathan Bugbee:

"Jonathan Bugbee, Jr., was born in Woodstock, Conn., May, 1789, and removed with his father, in 1808, to Madison Co.; thence, the next year, to Chautauqua, and at Bemus Point made the acquaintance of Amos Adkins, a young surveyor for the Holland Company, who piloted him to lot 33, tp. 3, r. 12, now in the south part of Stockton, [taken from Ellery in 1850.] Pleased with the beautiful interval and the clear brook filled with trout, he called, a few weeks after, at the land-office at Batavia, on his return to Madison county, and had the lot "booked" to him. In February 1810, he arrived, with his father and mother and his brothers Wyman and Simeon, at the residence of Wm. Barrows, three miles west from Sinclairville. He had two yoke of oxen, which, with two long sleds, had conveyed the household goods and the old lady, while the men came most of the way on foot. The snow had been thawing for several days; and on arriving at the Cassadaga creek, opposite to Mr. Barrows', and finding the stream much swollen, they came to a sudden halt. Mr. Barrows came with his canoe to their rescue. The teams swam the creek; the goods were brought over the next day. They had with them a potash kettle, which was too heavy for the canoe. After consultation, it was decided that the kettle would swim, and carry one of the men over. Wyman volunteered to go on board and paddle it across the creek. The kettle was lowered into the water, and the navigator went on board; but he was soon obliged to abandon the ship. After the water had subsided, the kettle was raised, and made to do duty many years, when black salts was almost the only commodity that could be sold for cash. Jonathan, with his father and two brothers and the teams, and Barrows for a guide, cut his own road, for about three miles, to the place he had chosen as his future home, arriving there on or about the 1st of March, 1811. In or about the year 1821, he commenced the business of keeping tavern, which he continued several years. His health having been for some time on the decline, he sold most of his farm in parcels, and died Oct. 19, 1829. His father, whose name also was Jonathan, was born in Windham Co., Conn., July 1, 1750, and died in Stockton, June 30, 1830. His wife, whose maiden name was Mary Dean, died in Ellington, where she was living with her son, Wyman, in June 1829, aged 69. Nathan, oldest brother of Jonathan, came in 1813, and was a member of his father's family. In 1817, he married Sally De Motte, and settled on lot 40, tp. 3 ; but sold out his "chance" the next year, and removed to lot 25, in tp. 4. About two years afterwards, he sold out to his brother Simeon, and removed to Ellington; thence, a few years after, to Saybrook, Ashtabula Co., O., where he died, 1860. Wyman married Milla Love in Stockton, in the winter of 1813, and settled on lot 33, adjoining the land of Rufus Todd, but sold his possessions the next year to John West, and settled in Ellington. Simeon married Naomi Searls, and began house-keeping on the south part of lot 25, where Joseph A. Brevoort resides."

Taken from "HISTORY CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NEW YORK, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT TIME; WITH NUMEROUS
BIOGRAPHICAL AND FAMILY SKETCHES. BY ANDREW W. YOUNG" page 588 (Available in PDF format on Google Books)
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