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Gaines in Orleans County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Home of John Proctor

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 28, 2018
1. Home of John Proctor Marker
Inscription.  
Historic Ridge Road
Genesee to Niagara
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Home of John Proctor
who on horse during a December night in 1813 warned the settlers along the Ridge Road from here to Clarkson of the approach of the British and Indians after the burning of Lewiston. In the morning he joined the regiment of Capt. Eleazer McCarty which proceeded toward Lewiston. The next night they surprised and captured the enemy forces quartered at Molyneaux Tavern.
Trek—DeWitt Clinton—1818
Nearby at the primitive log cabin of Elijah Downer, DeWitt Clinton and his companions stopped for breakfast on their eventful trip over the Ridge Road in 1810.
 
Erected 1935 by New York State Education Department, Orleans Chapter D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 43° 
Home of John Proctor & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 28, 2018
2. Home of John Proctor & Marker
17.193′ N, 78° 11.609′ W. Marker is in Gaines, New York, in Orleans County. Marker is on Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104) 0.1 miles west of Oak Orchard Road (New York State Route 98), on the right when traveling east. Marker is in the hamlet of Childs. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14338 Ridge Road West, Albion NY 14411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cobblestones (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); At Left: Cobblestone House / At Right: Cobblestone House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gaines District No.5 1849 School House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lake Plain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer Settler (approx. 0.8 miles away); Burial Ground (approx. one mile away); Niagara to Genesee Historic Ridge Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Crossroads (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaines.
 
Also see . . .  DeWitt Clinton - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 29, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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