The History of Ulster County, New York

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The History of Ulster County, New York - Alphonso T. Clearwater. “No County in the state has annals of more striking interest than Ulster. Second only to New York and Albany in antiquity, Ulster from the earliest period was the theatre of important and romantic events. Traversed by the great Indian trails which formed the aboriginal highways between the Hudson, the Delaware and the Susquehanna, the strategic importance of its situation was known for centuries to the red men and from their first acquaintance with it acknowledged by the whites.” This first half of this work is a general history of Ulster County with separate essays on the history of each town. The county history section includes location and topography, the aboriginal people, pioneer settlements and patents, and a great deal of military and regimental history, including extensive muster rolls from the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. This half also contains the history of each religious denomination in the county, plus the bench and bar, medical profession, newspapers, Masons, schools and shipping. The second half of the book consists of biographical sketches. This massive history required an equally massive new fullname index of nearly 100 pages. Includes more than 80 portraits. An essential work for historians and genealogists. (1907), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols, 986 pp. 101-C1943 ISBN: 0788419439