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

Locust Grove

 
 
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By ELizabeth Emery, September 17, 2008
1. Locust Grove Marker
Inscription. 1805 home of Col. Tiffany Brockway. War of 1812 veteran abolitionist. Used as a stop on the underground railroad for fugitive slaves going North.
 
Erected by Broadalbin Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 4.907′ N, 74° 10.761′ W. Marker is in Broadalbin, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on Route 30 just from Goodemote Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Broadalbin NY 12025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chase's Mills (approx. 1.6 miles away); Home of Robert W. Chambers (approx. 1.7 miles away); Broadalbin Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Veterans Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); 1879 Fire (approx. 1.8 miles away); Frenchmans Creek (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hotel Broadalbin (approx. 2 miles away); Nick Stoner Hut (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Broadalbin.
 
Regarding Locust Grove. "Tiffany Brockway came to previously purchased lands northeast of Fondaís Bush in 1791 at the age of seventeen. Here he built a log house, made a clearing, and sowed a field of wheat, welcoming his father, Nathan, and family to their new forest home on his
Locust Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By ELizabeth Emery, September 17, 2008
2. Locust Grove Marker
18th birthday, March 6, 1792. On April 11, 1799, he was married to Lucy Alvord and in 1805 located on a farm near his fatherís, afterward known as Locust Grove, where he remained till his death. He was a major in the war of 1812 and for many years following was a colonel of militia. Industrious, economic, temperate, integral, he was the first pronounced abolitionist in the town. At the advanced age of sixty he united with the Broadalbin Baptist church, living through many more years of a vigorous and useful old age, and passing away on Dec. 3, 1866, still rejoicing over the achievement of his fondest hope for the slave."

The above excerpt came from A Broadalbin History by By R. J. HONEYWELL and was contributed to Fulton County NYGenWeb by James F. Morrison, from his personal historical collection. It was transcribed for the web site by Lori Mosher.
 
Also see . . .  More Great Sacandaga Lake History. (Submitted on May 20, 2010, by ELizabeth Emery of Gloversville, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Locust Grove, Broadalbin, New York, Sacandaga
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2010, by ELizabeth Emery of Gloversville, New York. This page has been viewed 905 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2010, by ELizabeth Emery of Gloversville, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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