9/21/1779. Burned by Lt.Col. Dearborn (EB)
Where: 42.874298, -76.744699 Gar-Non-De-Yo
Maps: [map notes]
- Elvin Birth, The 1779 Western Campaigns, Raleigh: 2003, privately published, "Markers.pdf", p.98,99.
42.874298, -76.744699 (Seneca County, NY) Location basis
Small metal plaque on stone beside historical marker:
"a very pretty town of 10 houses",
Noted as being from Conover, p.76.
- Historical Marker
Site Of Indian Village
N 42° 52.635 W 076° 44.709 (42.87724 -76.74515) Approximately 1200' n. of selected coordinates.
Sept. 21, 1779.
- Conover, George S., compiler Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan Against the Six Nations Indians in 1779.., Auburn NY: Knapp, Peck & Thomason, 1887, pages suggested by Elvin Birth.
...proceeded 4 miles to the lake where I found a very pretty
town of to houses* and a conciderable quantity of corn all which we burnt.
* A town of ten houses, located on the west bank of Cayuga lake at the north-east corner of the
town of Fayette. in Seneca County, about a mile and a half from present Canoga village. Destroyed
Sept. 21, 1779.—J. S. C.
- Sep 1779 listing. 9/13/1779 Geneseo