Collection Category: County Histories | Collection Type: Text | Location: Steuben County

This collection contains histories of Steuben County, New York. These histories provide crucial historical context that can help researchers uncover more records and develop a deeper understanding of their Steuben County ancestors.  

Information about individuals can be found as well—many of the volumes include biographical sketches, illustrations, maps, and other details of the people that lived in the county.   

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History of Steuben County, New York, With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers

This volume can help researchers and historians interested in Steuben County. Like many of the counties of New York State, Steuben County has a complicated history that involves interactions between European settlers and Native American tribes, which is covered here. Also included are crucial details about the establishment of the many towns and villages throughout the county.  

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This book was written by W.W. Clayton in 1879.  

Pioneer Days and Later Times in Corning and Vicinity, 1789-1920

This volume documents the history of the city of Corning between 1789-1920. This piece provides readers with context of key events in Corning’s history.  Along with that, readers can get information on marriages in Corning and its surrounding areas between 1870-1920. There are also details of those married during Corning’s initial settlement period. Corning’s role during World War I is covered as well. 

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This book was written by Guy Humphrey McMaster in 1893. 

Landmarks of Steuben County, New York

This volume provides readers with a comprehensive history of Steuben County. It discusses this region from as far back as the prehistoric period and through the 1900s. Steuben County’s role in the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War are covered here. Encounters between Europeans and Native Americans are addressed in this book as well. 

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This book was written by Harlo Hakes in 1896. 

Pioneer History & Atlas of Steuben County, N.Y.: Compiled from Historical, Statistical & Official Records

This volume is a primer on both historical and geographic details of Steuben County. This is helpful for researchers who are curious to know about land use, climate, railroads, Native American sites, trails and highways, and much more. There are also maps of the towns and villages of Steuben County provided.  

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This book was written by W.B. Thrall in 1942.

 

Suggested citations for this collection:

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, "Steuben County Histories" digital images, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, (newyorkfamilyhistory.org), 2020.