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9/21/1779. Burned by Lt.Col. Dearborn (EB)

Where: 42.874298, -76.744699 Gar-Non-De-Yo

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  • 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
    Gar-Non-De-Yo Destroyed During Sullivan Campaign Sept. 21, 1779.
    State Education Department 1932
    N 42 52.635 W 076 44.709 (42.87724 -76.74515) Approximately 1200' n. of selected coordinates.

  • Conover, George S., compiler Archive 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.

  • RevWar75 RevWar75
  • Sep 1779 listing. 9/13/1779 Geneseo

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