Genesee Falls in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Nancy Jemison Log Cabin
This log house which originally stood on the Gardeau Flats by the Genesee River was built about 1800 by Mary Jemison, "The White Woman of the Genesee," for her second daughter, Nancy. In a nearby cabin, also built by her, she lived about 35 years.
She lived 78 years of her life as a captive and adopted member of the Senecas, during which time she became the wife of Chief Hiokatoo, and gained great influence in their councils.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary • Women. In addition, it is included in the Mary Jemison - White Woman of the Genessee series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
Location. 42° 35.156′ N, 78° 2.554′ W. Marker is in Genesee Falls, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker can be reached from Park Road. Marker is affixed to the cabin. The cabin is on the Council Grounds in Letchworth State Park. The access road to the Council Grounds is off the main Park Road at the southern end of the park, north of the Glen Iris Inn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castile NY 14427, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To the Memory of Mary Jemison (a few steps from this marker); This Ancient Seneca Council House (a few steps from this marker); Mary Jemison (within shouting distance of this marker); The Council Grounds Ca. 1907...and Under Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Seneca Council Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker); In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); First New York Dragoons. Volunteers. 1862-1865. (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Genesee Falls.
Also see . . .
1. Letchworth State Park. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website entry (Submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Mary Jemison. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Mary Jemison or Dehgewanus - Letchworth State Park History. Glimpses of the Past. People, Places, and Things in Letchworth State Park History (Submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 927 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.