Near Broadalbin in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Settled By Roswell Fenton
Grandfather To U.S. Senator
& NYS Gov Reuben E. Fenton
"Breadalbane Dairy" 1930 - 50
Erected 2017 by Broadalbin Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1790.
Location. 43° 2.754′ N, 74° 11.545′ W. Marker is near Broadalbin, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on Midline Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amsterdam NY 12010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson Hall - 1763 (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1849 Plank Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hotel Broadalbin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kennyetto Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); Broadalbin World War Two Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); In Honor/Dedicated/Gratitude (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1879 Fire (approx. 0.9 miles away); In Honor (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Broadalbin.
Regarding Fenton Farm. The Fenton farm was established by Roswell Fenton of Manchester, Conn. in 1790 and had been continuously operated by Fenton descendants for 140 years. The farm was operated as the “Breadalbane Dairy” from 1930 through 1950. It is currently owned by the Perry family and is known as Hightower Farm.
According to "Genealogical and Family History of Western New York, Volume 2" published in New York by the Lewis Historical Publishing Company in 1912," (II) Roswell Fenton who, at the age of thirty-four, in 1769, moved from Connecticut to Hanover, New Hampshire, and subsequently to the state of New York, was a son of the immigrant and grandfather of Governor Fenton. "
According to Find A Grave Memorial 162247475, Roswell Fenton was born Jun 9th, 1754, and died on September 16, 1806.
From the text of the "Year-book of the Ohio Society of the Sons of the American Revolution" by Sons of the American Revolution. Ohio Society; Ward, Harry Parker, 1865-1926, comp; Herrick, Lucius Carroll, 1840-1903, ed; Randall, E. O. (Emilius Oviatt), 1850-1919 ed. cn Publication in 1895:
Roswell Fenton was born in Mansfield, Connecticut, in 1750. When the news reached him of the skirmish at Lexington, Massachusetts, like thousands of others, he took his gun and went to Boston,
He married Deborah Freeman, a descendant of Governor Freeman, one of the early Colonial governors.
After the war Mr. Fenton removed with his family to Stillwater, New York, thence to Broad Albin, Fulton county, New York. In 1806 he sold his farm in Fulton county and came to Cincinnati, intending to buy a plantation in Kentucky. While on a prospecting tour in Kentucky he was robbed and murdered near the foot of Twelve Mile Island.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Home of Reuben E. Fenton
Also see . . .
1. Roswell Fenton. Find A Grave website entry:
Burial in the Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio (Submitted on December 16, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Ruben Fenton. New York State Hall of Governors website entry (Submitted on December 16, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
3. Broadalbin Roadside Historical Marker Unveiled. (Submitted on December 16, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
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