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Subject: Re: [NYFULTON] Old Land Records
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 09:34:36 -0500
The land records for Johnstown are in the Fulton County Courthouse in
Johnstown was in Montgomery County until 1838. I have looked at the books
Hayes family that had a farm in Broadalbin. Original copies of several
censuses are also
in the Courthouse.
> I'm hoping one of you very knowledgeable people about old
> Montgomery-Fulton Co. can help me out. My 3rd great-grandfather Benjamin
> Ripton came with his wife Dorothy Toplis from Derbyshire, England to what
> was then Montgomery Co. in 1821. He was enabled to buy land in one of the
> last enabling acts of the New York State legislature in April 1822 which
> he farmed, according to the censuses of 1830 and 1840. Benjamin died in
> 1848, but his son Henry was a farmer in 1850, although in 1860 he was a
> teamster and by 1870 worked in the leather industry. The location of the
> family was always given as Johnstown, and later the family lived in
> Johnstown on Clinton Ave. What I'm wondering is if there is any way to
> find out just what land Benjamin would have purchased in 1822 and
> presumably passed to his son Henry. I'm assuming the land was later sold.
> Are there old land records around, and if so, where? Thanks for any info
> anyone can give me.
> Joanne Gaudio
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