A History of Herkimer County: Including the Upper Mohawk Valley, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time ; with a Brief Notice of the Iroquois Indians, the Early German Tribes, the Palatine Immigrations Into the Colony of New York, and Biographical Sketches of the Palatine Families, the Patentees of Burnetsfield in the Year 1725 ; and Also Biographical Notices of the Most Prominent Public Men of the County ; with Important Statistical Information

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J. Munsell, 1856 - Herkimer County (N.Y.) - 497 pages
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This is a very detailed history of Herkimer County, including its geography, industries, agriculture, religion, education, social institutions, politics, role in the War for Independence, the War of 1812. Some individual men receive attention from the author, though their significance is unclear. Benton includes much about the earliest grants of land as well as the waterways, roads, turnpikes through the county.
Details about the geography, politics and economy can provide some useful information for researcher seeking a picture of the earliest days of Herkimer County. The author's style, common to his time, is formal and loquacious, but full of information.

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