Saturday, November 24, 2007

Gift from Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society

The Town of Scipio recently received a copy of the reprinted Leslie L. Luther book Moravia and Its Past from the Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society.
Mr. Luther was appointed the Historian in Moravia in 1946, and the book was begun in 1966. The reprint has a full name index, making it very easy to search for your ancestors!
There is a section in the book about the Town of Scipio, including Scipio Center, Scipioville and Sherwood. The book tells about our early settlers in the 1790's. Henry Watkins came first, settling about 1/2 mile south of Scipioville on Ridge Road. Some of the others mentioned are the Tracy brothers (Captain Alanson and Gilbert); Gideon Allen (cousin of Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys); School Commissioner George Peckham and Dr. Emily Howland. There is also a listing of Scipio veterans of the Revolutionary War and their burial places compiled from the researches of Ms. Flora Daniels.
You can visit the Society in Moravia or at their website at as they have lots more information on Scipio and our families, being an adjacent town.

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