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Log Cabin

 
 
Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 17, 2013
1. Log Cabin Marker
Inscription.  Log Cabin circa 1823 built by Jesse Smith
 
Erected by Wilson Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 43° 14.608′ N, 78° 46.683′ W. Marker is in Wilson, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Chestnut Road, 0.1 miles east of North Road, on the left when traveling east. Follow NY route 425 North into the Town of Wilson. Chestnut Road is the second on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4787 Chestnut Road, East Wilson, NY 14108, Wilson NY 14172, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forsyth-Warren Farm (approx. 2.2 miles away); North Ridge Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Brick Kiln (approx. 3.7 miles away); Birthplace of Private Ira S. Pettit (approx. 3.8 miles away); Howell's Tavern (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pomeroy School (approx. 4.2 miles away); Morgan Johnson House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Roller Mill (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilson.
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More about this marker. The marker is on the second lot east of the intersection of North Road with Chestnut Road.
 
Regarding Log Cabin. This is an original log cabin in its original location. The cabin measures approximately 20' x 30'. The entrance is only 5' tall. There is no fireplace, but a place for a stove is in the loft. The rough hewn oak logs are about 18-20" square. Exterior siding and additions to the rear were removed by the current owner. It was continuously occupied until at least the 1970s.

Jesse Smith was born in 1802 in New Jersey. In 1823 he bought land on which the cabin sits from the Holland Land Company and acquired title to it in 1833. Three years later he sold the land. He moved to Willow Road (the next parallel road to the south), built a house, and resided there with his wife Hannah and eight children. He died in 1884.

Reference: Gallagher, Francis, Wilson Town Historian, in Wilson Historical Society Newsletter, November 2013.
 
Log Cabin, Front and West sides image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 17, 2013
2. Log Cabin, Front and West sides
Eastbound View of Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 17, 2013
3. Eastbound View of Log Cabin
Log Cabin on left side of Chestnut Road eastbound at North Road intersection.
Log Cabin, Front and East sides image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 17, 2013
4. Log Cabin, Front and East sides
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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