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Thomas Stillman Cook




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Historical Marker, Hamlin Center, Monroe Co, NY


Photo by Chris Wheat
In the autumn of 1808 Isaac Randall (brother of our Margaret Randall Allen) left Durham, Cumberland Co Maine and headed into the frontiers of Western NY. We believe that he was accompanied at the same time by his brother Samuel and his father (our 6th great grandfather) John Randall. This historical plaque is found on the side of the Hamlin Town Hall.


According to Hamlin Town Historian Mary Smith, "Isaac Randall was one of the earliest permanent settlers in the present town of Hamlin. He and his brother, Samuel, were two of only a handful of pioneers who came to the area before the War of 1812. According to Genesee County land records, Isaac's 119 acre lot, located on the north-east corner of the present Lake Rd and the Hamlin-Clarkson Town Line, was purchased in 1808 for $603. His brother Samuel, at that time, purchased a 120-acre lot on the north-west corner of the same road. Residing with Samuel in 1818, were their father, John Randall, and mother, the former Anna Roberts, both aged 71 years...."

Isaac later moved to Lenawee County, Michigan, where he died in 1852. John Randall remained in Western New York. One source says he died in LeRoy, Genesee County, in 1825.


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