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Laurens in Otsego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Sleeper’s Log House

 
 
John Sleeper’s Log House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, April 25, 2020
1. John Sleeper’s Log House Marker
Inscription.  A few yards south of this stone stood John Sleeper's log-house - built in 1774 - pillaged by Seneca Indians Nov 12-14, 1778. 200 yards N.N.E. from here stood his grist-mill of 1775-78.

Joseph Brant, the Mohawk Chieftain, was often here on his frontier raids and always demanded bread from our Quaker miller and pioneer
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is October 12, 1778.
 
Location. 42° 31.855′ N, 75° 5.333′ W. Marker is in Laurens, New York, in Otsego County. Marker is on Main Street (County Route 11), on the right when traveling east. Across the street from the Lauren’s Central School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56 Main Street, Laurens NY 13796, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Laurens, NY War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 3.7 miles away); Authentic Oneonta Trolley Tracks (approx. 5˝ miles away); Colliersville Dam (approx.
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5.6 miles away); Upper Susquehanna (approx. 5.9 miles away); Swart-Wilcox House (approx. 6 miles away); William Yates (approx. 6.9 miles away); Abner Adams (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laurens.
 
Also see . . .  Village of Laurens, New York. Named for Henry Laurens, Revolutionary War hero. He was the only American ever held in the Tower of London, and later exchanged For General Cornwallis in 1781. (Submitted on April 26, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
John Sleeper’s Log House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, April 25, 2020
2. John Sleeper’s Log House Marker
Looking due south towards the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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