Wilson in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Wilson Historical Society.
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. Touch for map. Follow NY route 425 North into the Town of Wilson. Chestnut Road is the second on the right. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4787 Chestnut Road, East Wilson, NY 14108, Wilson NY 14172, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Ridge Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Birthplace of Private Ira S. Pettit (approx. 3.8 miles away); Howell's Tavern (approx. 4.2 miles away); Morgan Johnson House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Roller Mill (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hojack Park (approx. 4½ miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 4½ miles away); Randall Road Schoolhouse (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilson.
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
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.
Also see . . . Wilson Historical Society. (Submitted on November 17, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
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