Near Ephratah in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of home of Nicholas Rechtor built about 1773. Revolutionary War soldier and Captain of Militia in Tillaborough
Erected 1993 by Ephratah Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1773.
Location. 43° 2.536′ N, 74° 31.596′ W. Marker is near Ephratah, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 29 and New York State Route 10 on State Route 29. Coordinates are approximate. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Johnsville NY 13452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockwood (approx. 1.6 miles away); Tillaboro Raid (approx. 2.2 miles away); Royal Mountain (approx. 2.9 miles away); Saltsman's Hotel (approx. 3 miles away); Yanney Mill (approx. 3 miles away); Frederick Getman (approx. 3½ miles away); Lassellsville Last Home (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ephratah.
Regarding Rechtor Home. On April 20, 1779, a group of Tories disguised as Native Americans raided the Rechtor home, killing Captain Rechtor's young son, Henry, and Jacob Eppley, a member of Rechtor's militia. Eppley had rushed to defend his captain's family and property rather than his own. He was my 5th great grandfather.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2009, by Medora Van Denburgh of Medford, Maine. This page has been viewed 896 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on April 17, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2009, by Medora Van Denburgh of Medford, Maine. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.