To this cabin, in 1823, came Mary Jemison, famed "White Woman of the Genesee," to tell her story. Captured by the Indians in 1758, when 15 years old, she lived with them 75 years. She came to Castile in 1779, acquiring 17,927 acres of land by Indian Treaty, 9835 of which were in Castile. She lived here 52 years.
Location. 42° 38.769′ N, 78° 2.349′ W. Marker is in Castile, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker is on New York State Route 39 at milepost 12.5, 2 miles north of Swyers Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castile NY 14427, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Genesee Valley Canal (approx. 4 miles away); William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 (approx. 4 miles away); Lower Falls Camp SP-49 (approx. 4.1 miles away); CCC Statue (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mary Jemison (approx. 4.2 miles away); Welcome to the Seneca Council Grounds (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Council Grounds Ca. 1907...and Under Restoration (approx. 4.2 miles away); Nancy Jemison Log Cabin (approx. 4.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Mary Jemison - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Mary Jemison, Captivity Narrative from the 1750s (1824) - Swarthmore College. (Submitted on August 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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