1750 – 1799

1750 – 1799

1776 – 1783 – A stone house, built above what will become Elmore’s Landing on the Hudson River, becomes an Inn. During the American War for Independence British officers party there prior to burning Kingston. The property is part of a patent owned by loyalist Thomas Jones. He is stripped of his land after the Revolutionary War. The stone house forms the center of Alton B. Parker’s Rosemont Mansion.

1791 – The population of Klyne Esopus has grown so much that members of the Reformed Church petition the Classis of Ulster County for a church of their own.

1796 – James Grier and his partner John Armstrong build a factory to make metal items such as nails at the Eddyville-St. Remy Falls.

1797 – Isabella Baumfree, who is today known as Sojourner Truth (seen here in a commemorative stamp), is born at the Johannes Hardenburgh house and farm on the Swartekill Creek. The Klyne Esopus Low Dutch Church is formed and a stone church is built near the southern intersection of River Road and 9W.