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The Town of Angelica once extended from the Pennsylvania border almost to Nunda, NY. This area includes 50-60 cemeteries including present-day Angelica's Until the Day Dawn Cemetery. 

Ron Chernow's recent biography of Angelica Schuyler Church's brother-in-law, Alexander Hamilton, references her influence in social and political development of the U. S. over sixty times.

Hamilton, born in poverty in the Caribbean, wrote many of the Federalist Papers (based on his belief in a strong central government), served as aide-de-camp to General Washington, and became the first Secretary of the Treasury in the new United States government. Hamilton and Eliza named their first daughter "Angelica" in honor of Eliza's sister. For many years the pistols from Hamilton's duel with Aaron Burr had been kept in Angelica.

Together, Church and Van Campen built the early settlement of Angelica, New York. VanCampen's home, built in 1809, is just beyond the village. The VanCampen homestead was listed on the N. Y. State Register of Historic Places in March of 2004 and then in April the home (presently owned by Bill and Denise Hart) was listed on the National Register. The VanCampen house is the third Angelica property listed in the the National Register of Historic places, joining the Belvidere mansion and the old Allegany County Courthouse. On April 7, 1806, Angelica was formed as a township. The community included sawmills, roads and inns and was named county seat. By 1820, a newspaper, jail, several mills, and two stores were added. Water from the Angelica's Black Creek provided power. Later industries included a barrel factory, a paper box factory, and a carriage works.

Rev. Calvin Fairbank and the Underground Railroad

Read about his part in the Underground Railroad by clicking HERE. Rev. Fairbank left this record of how he helped slaves to freedom: "[In 1847] I guided toward the north star, in violation of the ...codes of Virginia and Kentucky. I piloted them through the forests mostly by night... girls dressed as ladies; men and boys as gentlemen or servants; men in women's clothes and women in men's clothes...on foot or on horseback, in buggies, carriages, common wagons, in and under loads of hay, straw, old furniture, boxes and bags...swimming or wading chin deep, or in boats or skiffs; on rafts, and often on a pine log. And I never suffered one to be recaptured!"

Links to Historical Research

ALLEGANY COUNTY TOWNS/HISTORIANS
Towns of Allegany County:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyallega/town.html

1875 ANGELICA BUSINESS DIRECTORY
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyallega/childs-angelica.html

CEMETERIES
Allegany County Cemeteries:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyallega/cemetery.html
Allegany County Cemetery Index: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyallega/cemeteryindex.html

MARRIAGES
Early Allegany County Marriages (1831-57)
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyallega/earlymarr-thibou.html

POORHOUSE (located in Angelica)
Allegany County Poorhouse (1823):
http://www.poorhousestory.com/ALLEGANY.htm 
Allegany County Poorhouse (1870): http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyallega/ph1870.html
Allegany County Poorhouse (1875): http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyallega/ph1875.html
Fire at the Almshouse (1923): http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyallega/poorhouse.html

 

OBITUARIES
Angelica Collectanea:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyallega/angcoll.html 

 

Beers History Index: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyallega/beersa.html 


Deaths Register Compilation: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyallega/deaths.html
 

Obituaries: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyallega/angelicacoll.html

 

ANGELICA'S NAMESAKE: Angelica Schuyler Church

     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelica_Schuyler_Church

 

Significant Letters to Angelica Schuyler Church

 

 

Roque, an ancient form of Croquet, is still played in the Park Circle's Roque Court on warm, summer evenings. Each player has their own hand-crafted equipment. This picture is from the early 1900s.