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Bouckville in Madison County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Col. Joshua Leland

 
 
Col. Joshua Leland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2017
1. Col. Joshua Leland Marker
Inscription.
1793
Site of the home of first family
to settle in this valley
Col. Joshua Leland
wife, Waitstill, & 10 children.
Builder of grist mills, saw
mills and also innkeeper.

The Leland Family

 
Erected by The Leland Family.
 
Location. 42° 52.771′ N, 75° 34.313′ W. Marker is in Bouckville, New York, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Fargo Road (New York State Route 26) and New York State Route 46, on the left when traveling west on Fargo Road. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level on a pole and located at the southeast corner of the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3214 Fargo Road, Bouckville NY 13310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); 1822-1911 (approx. 8.4 miles away); Birth Place of George Eastman (approx. 10.6 miles away); Chenango Canal (approx. 12.9 miles away); West Hill-1802 (approx. 13 miles away); One Room Schoolhouse (approx. 13.7 miles away); 1885-1935 Game Farm (approx. 13.9 miles away); a different marker also named Chenango Canal (approx. 14.4 miles away).
 
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Col. Joshua Leland Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2017
2. Col. Joshua Leland Marker (wide view)

1. Col Joshua Leland (1741-1810).
Son of Joshua Sr. & Ruth Morse Leland. Husband of Waitstill Greenwood whom he married in 1786 in Sherborn, MA. Was the first permanent settler in the town, coming in 1793 and settling in Lot 74, part of which is now occupied by Wilbur Crane. (Submitted on April 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Col. Leland, the Dunbar House and the Leland Pond History.
A NYS Historic Marker denoting its famous founding family, the family of Joshua Leland, today marks the site but of course, a marker cannot tell the full story. An avid astronomer, hotel owner and miller, Leland was a favorite of the many Native Americans who fished the ponds and who regarded the Col. and his wife Waitstil with great esteem. The Leland Family also ran an ashery that made potash and in fact it is how the Col. died. When on a trip to Albany with this much needed commodity, Leland was killed when the barrel of potash they were carrying on a wagon rolled off and fell on him as he was ascending a steep hill on the Cherry Valley Turnpike. (Submitted on April 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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