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AND RETURN IN
FHOM THK OHIOINAI, M ANDSCHIFT IS THE PCS SE 8 SIOX OF
FRANK D. ANDREWS
VIXKLAITD S". J.
HUXDRE13 AJTD IfllTE
A JOURNEY FROM
HARTFORD TO NIAGARA FALLS
AND RETURN IN
Printed from the original manuscript
in the possession of
FRANK D. ANDREWS
Vineland New Jersey
Although the manuscripts from which the
following pages are printed have no name
attatched, they are in the handwriting of
Nathaniel Goodwin, of Hartford, Conn ,
who it is supposed made the journey's at the
The manuscripts are printed with the hope
they may prove of value to some one inter-
ested in the history of the past.
Nathaniel Goodwin was born in Hartford,
Connecticut, March 5, 1782 In his youth
he learned the printers trade, he also taught
school and was a land-surveyor. He was
treasurer of the city of Hartford for a num-
ber of years. He became interested in the
subject of genealogy and collected material
for family histories which have been publish-
ed. He died at Hartford, May 29, 1855.
A JOURNEY FROM HARTFORD To NIAGARA
FALLS IN 1828.
Monday August 25, 1828, I left home for
the State of New York.
Monday night, 12 o'clock reached Pitts-
field,' company in the stage a young
lady and gentleman, bound to Ohio, and a
lady with an infant child to Pittsfield.
Tuesday, 26. Lebonon Springs to break-
fast, took in at the Springs, a gentleman his
wife and 2 daughters for Albany, Reached
Albany at 2 P. M.
Wednesday 27. went to Schenectady,
dined there, took the packet boatafter din-
ner for Utica. Thursday 28, about 3 P. M.
took tea at Canal coffee house, a great com.
panyat table, and left at 7 P. M At i 2 at
night came on board 2 stage loads of pas-
sengers from Utica, amongst them Mr. Peck,
Mrs. Peck and Miss Barnes, for Rochester,
6 A JOURNEY TO NIAGARA FALLS IN 1828
Saturday 30, 4 o'clock left the boat at
Pittsfordafewmilesout of Rochester. Stop't
at Acres inn, where tarried during the Sab-
bath 31 st. Sunday evening were called for
by Judge Barnard of Mendon.
Spent Monday ist. Sept. with him and
family, and on Tuesday the 2d, about 1 1
accompanied by Mr. & Mrs. Barnard took
a packet boat at Pittsford, and proceeded
west. Reached Rochester in the evening
of the same day,
Wednesday 3d, 12 at night reached Buf-
falo. Thursday morning 4th went to Eai>le
tavern, tarried to breakfast and dinner, after-
noon rode to Niagara Falls and took lodg-
ngs at Forsyth's at 7 evening. Present:
parties from New York, Canada and Wash-
ington City. Mr. Wirt and 2 -daughters,
Friday 5th visited the deep cut in the
Welland can;.']. Viewed the falls went to
the American side, on to Goat Island, paper
mill, bones of the natives, impression of a
bears foot on a stone.
A JOURNEY TO NIAGARA FALLS IN 1828 7
Saturday 6th, Left Forsyth's forLockport
passed in sight of the ground on which was
fought the battle of Niagara Qeenstown,
Brock's monument, crossed the Niagara at
Queenstown, reached Lock port to dine.
Had for stage company a Mr. Williams of
Left Judge Barnard and wife at Lockport
and proceeded east in the Cana packet at
about 2 P. M.
Sunday morning about 7 o'clock reached
Rochester, where spent the Sabbath, attend-
ed the Episcopal Church, staid at the Roch-
ester House, kept by Mr. Noyse formerly
of Stonington, Conn. D. D. Barnard and
& Lady, Mr. Talmam & Lady. Mr. & Mrs-
Peck, George Terry, Messrs Barnard and
Robbins, Miss Perkins, Mr. & Mrs. Bissell,
Monday 8th. continued in Rochester, eve-
ning arrived Mr and Mrs. Barnard. Tues-
day morning Qth, left in the stage for Pitts-
ford, which place reached about 1 1 o'clock
8 A JOURNEY TO NIAGARA FALLS IN 1828
and parted with Mr. & Mrs. Barnard, Acres,
Hopkins. Same day about 1 2 took the
Packet boat. Passengers Mr. & Mrs Tal-
man came on board, during the passage,
Mrs. Wright of Syracuse.
Wednesday loth, noon reached Syracuse
where Mr. & Mrs Talman left. Came on
board the Canada parties whom we had seen
at the Falls.
Thursday morning i ith. about 8 reached
Utica where were joined by sundry others
amongst whom were Mr. Dewett and son of
Friday morning I2th. about 8 reached
Schenectady, took breakfast at the hotel.
Judges Thompson & Duer, many strangers,
after breakfast, to Albany, which reached
about ii A. M. Dined, and at 3 left in a
coachee and rode 15 miles on the stage
rout toward home, and stop't for the night
at Tobias inn in Chatham. Mrs. Tobias'
daughter in law, Miss Van Vol Vanbergh,
^ to Mrs. Tobias
A JOURNEY TO NIAGARA FALLS IN 1828 9
Saturday morning i3th, about 6 took the
stage, which had then arrived from Albany,
and reached home about 10 P. M. r
HARTFORD To MENDON AND RETURN
There has been preserved the memoran-
dum of a trip to Mendon, N. Y , the home
of Mr. Barnard, where after a short sojourn
the return was made. As the names of the
tavern-keepers are given it may be of inter-
est to insert it here.
Thursday 6 Sept. in the morning left Hart-
ford, for Mendon.
New Hartford, Seymour, dined, 2om.
Canaan, Pease lodged 18
Friday 7 Sept.
Sheffield Ensign breakfast 9
Greenbush Younghanse, lodged 35
Saturday 8 Sept.
Albany Skinner. breakfast. 9
Schenectady. 1 5
Amsterdam, Groats. 1 5
Sunday 9 Sept
Johnstown, Conyne, breakfast i i
Manheim, at the bridge over East Canada
Creek, Mason, bHjre 22.
HARTFORD TO MENDON AND RETURN l82l I- 1
Monday 10 Sept.
Little falls, Myers, breakfast 10
Whites borough - lodge 24
Tuesday 1 1 Sept.
Vernon. I. Dyer, breakfast, 12
Salina, Corset, lodge 27
Wednesday, 1 2
- Brockway, breakfast. 6
Seneca falls, Erwin, to lodge 28
Geneva breakfast 14
East Bloomfield, Carter, lodge 25
Friday 14. Arrived at Mr. Barnard about
1 1 in the morning. 1 1
Tuesday 25 Sept. 1821.
Left Canandugua, Coe, lodge 14
Phelps, Beall, breakfast, 15
Auburn, Coe, lodge 25
12 HARTFORD TO MENDON AND RETURN l82I
Skeneateles Lake, breakfast. 6
Pompey, Morley, lodge, about 35
Sangerfield North to lodge 34
Winfield. Pendergrass, breakfast, 12
Sharon Butler, lodge 29
Schorarie, Huntington, breakfast 10
Germans, Guilderland. lodge 2 1
Monday, October, i
Skinners Albany breakfast 14
Tuesday 2 .
Greenbush, Younghanse, breakfast 9
Barrington to sleep 29
Wednesday, 3. m
Sheffield Dewey, breakfast i i
Marshal lodge 3 5
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