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Near Broadalbin in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fenton Farm

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 25, 2017
1. Fenton Farm Marker
Inscription.
1790 - 1930
Settled By Roswell Fenton
Grandfather To U.S. Senator
& NYS Gov Reuben E. Fenton
"Breadalbane Dairy" 1930 - 50

 
Erected 2017 by Broadalbin Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 2.754′ N, 74° 11.545′ W. Marker is near Broadalbin, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on Midline Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amsterdam NY 12010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnson Hall - 1763 (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1849 Plank Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hotel Broadalbin (approx. 0.8 miles away); 1879 Fire (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans Hall (approx. one mile away); Chase's Mills (approx. one mile away); Broadalbin Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Home of Robert W. Chambers (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Broadalbin.
 
Regarding Fenton Farm. The Fenton farm was established by Roswell Fenton of Manchester, Conn. in 1790 and had been continuously operated by Fenton descendants for 140 years. The farm was operated as the “Breadalbane Dairy” from
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 25, 2017
2. Fenton Farm Marker
1930 through 1950. It is currently owned by the Perry family and is known as Hightower Farm.


According to "Genealogical and Family History of Western New York, Volume 2" published in New York by the Lewis Historical Publishing Company in 1912," (II) Roswell Fenton who, at the age of thirty-four, in 1769, moved from Connecticut to Hanover, New Hampshire, and subsequently to the state of New York, was a son of the immigrant and grandfather of Governor Fenton. "

According to Find A Grave Memorial 162247475, Roswell Fenton was born Jun 9th, 1754, and died on September 16, 1806.

From the text of the "Year-book of the Ohio Society of the Sons of the American Revolution" by Sons of the American Revolution. Ohio Society; Ward, Harry Parker, 1865-1926, comp; Herrick, Lucius Carroll, 1840-1903, ed; Randall, E. O. (Emilius Oviatt), 1850-1919 ed. cn Publication in 1895:


Roswell Fenton was born in Mansfield, Connecticut, in 1750. When the news reached him of the skirmish at Lexington, Massachusetts, like thousands of others, he took his gun and went to Boston, He participated in the fight at Bunker Hill, and then returned to his home in Connecticut. On the twelfth of July, 1775, he enlisted in Captain Shopman's company, Seventh Regiment Connecticut Continental Infantry, commanded by Colonel Charles Webb. The regiment was stationed about
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 25, 2017
3. Fenton Farm Marker
The former Fenton Farm is known now as the Hightower Farm.
Boston. He was discharged from the service December 16, 1775, on account of ill health.


He married Deborah Freeman, a descendant of Governor Freeman, one of the early Colonial governors.


After the war Mr. Fenton removed with his family to Stillwater, New York, thence to Broad Albin, Fulton county, New York. In 1806 he sold his farm in Fulton county and came to Cincinnati, intending to buy a plantation in Kentucky. While on a prospecting tour in Kentucky he was robbed and murdered near the foot of Twelve Mile Island.

 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Home of Reuben E. Fenton
 
Also see . . .
1. Roswell Fenton on Find A Grave. Burial in the Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio (Submitted on December 16, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.) 

2. New York State Hall of Governors - Ruben Fenton. (Submitted on December 16, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
3. Broadalbin Roadside Historical Marker Unveiled. (Submitted on December 16, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
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<center><b>Reuben E. Fenton</b><br>22nd Governor of New York State<br>1865–1868</center> image. Click for full size.
Painting by Asa Twitchell
4.
Reuben E. Fenton
22nd Governor of New York State
1865–1868
Prior to being governor, Reuben E. Fenton (1819–1885) served in the United States House of Representatives and was a key organizer for New York’s Republican Party. He opposed slavery and supported President Abraham Lincoln’s policies. As governor, Fenton removed tuition fees for public education, established a professional fire department for New York City, and signed a law to define basic housing standards. Governor Fenton also advocated for the welfare of soldiers and authorized relief measures to benefit veterans. After his governorship, Fenton served in the United States Senate.
 
 
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