“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fish House in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Godfrey Shew

Godfrey Shew Marker image. Click for full size.
By ELizabeth Emery, September 17, 2008
1. Godfrey Shew Marker
Inscription. First settler Fish House under Sir Wm. Johnson, 1762 Sons, John, Stephen, Jacob captured in Tory & Indian raid June 3, 1778. Taken to Canada
Erected 1932 by State Education Department.
Location. 43° 8.801′ N, 74° 7.398′ W. Marker is in Fish House, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on County Road 110 west of Seneca Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Broadalbin NY 12025, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shew's Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); St John House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Covered Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Fish House" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marvin House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hans' Creek (approx. 2 miles away); Sacandaga Pike (approx. 2.1 miles away); Frenchmans Creek (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fish House.
Regarding Godfrey Shew. This marker designates one of the early settler's homes, in the Town of Northampton. There have been amazing stories of Godfrey's sons and their exploits during our fight for independence. The old Sacandaga River was a main artery from the east to the Hudson and the Champlain Corridor and many raids into the Mohawk Valley used this route through this river system and traveled by canoe. Those living along it were isolated and vulnerable to these raiding parties. Mr. Donald Sawyer wrote a wonderful book on the Shew Family titled, "They came to Sacandaga".
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2011, by ELizabeth Emery of Gloversville, New York. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 28 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 25, 2011, by ELizabeth Emery of Gloversville, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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