Bouckville in Madison County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Col. Joshua Leland
Site of the home of first family
to settle in this valley
Col. Joshua Leland
wife, Waitstill, & 10 children.
Builder of grist mills, saw
mills and also innkeeper.
The Leland Family
Erected by The Leland Family.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 42° 52.771′ N, 75° 34.313′ W. Marker is in Bouckville, New York, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Fargo Road (New York State Route 26) and New York State Route 46, on the left when traveling west on Fargo Road. Marker is mounted at eye-level on a pole and located at the southeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3214 Fargo Road, Bouckville NY 13310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chenango Canal (approx. 1.2 miles away); Toll Gate No. 1 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Home of Cyrus and Elizabeth Heminway Finney Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Eaton Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Union School (approx. 2.8 miles away); WTM Engine Works (approx. 2.8 miles away); Morse House (approx. 3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Col Joshua Leland (1741-1810).
Son of Joshua Sr. & Ruth Morse Leland. Husband of Waitstill Greenwood whom he married in 1786 in Sherborn, MA. Was the first permanent settler in the town, coming in 1793 and settling in Lot 74, part of which is now occupied by Wilbur Crane. (Submitted on April 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Col. Leland, the Dunbar House and the Leland Pond History.
A NYS Historic Marker denoting its famous founding family, the family of Joshua Leland, today marks the site but of course, a marker cannot tell the full story. An avid astronomer, hotel owner and miller, Leland was a favorite of the many Native Americans who fished the ponds and who regarded the Col. and his wife Waitstil with great esteem. The Leland Family also ran an ashery that made potash and in fact it is how the Col. died. When on a trip to Albany with this much needed commodity, Leland was killed when the barrel of potash they were carrying on a wagon rolled off and fell on him as he was ascending a steep hill on the Cherry Valley Turnpike. (Submitted on April 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.