29 January 2015

6000 Acres In Leicester

Source: FultonHistory.com

Information from A narrative of the life of Mary Jemison: the white woman of the Genessee:

In the same expedition, Joseph Smith was taken prisoner at or near Cherry Valley, brought to Genesee, and detained till after the revolutionary war. He was then liberated, and the Indians made him a present, in company with Horatio Jones, of 6000 acres of land lying in the present town of Leicester, in the county of Livingston.

Joseph Smith and Horatio Jones were interpreters at the negotiations The Canandaigua Treaty of 1794,
November 11, 1794, (Pickering Treaty).

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