A history of Bombay, Fort Covington & Hogansburg Upper State New York & Bombay Census 1850

A history of Bombay, Fort Covington & Hogansburg Upper State New York & Bombay Census 1850

The Jesmer’s lived around Hogansburg New York. My G-G-G-grandfather Joseph Sr. and his son, my G-G grandfather Joseph A. Jesmer farmed in between Hogansburg and Bombay NY. It was a 1.5 miles in between the towns. The three towns are almost all together. The Jesmers moved into the area around 1814 and moved away around 1860-1870. Joseph A. Jesmer moved to Greenbush Minnesota in 1867. His father followed him later after the death of his first wife. My Great grandfather, Nelson Adulphus Jesmer, was three months old in the 1850 census.

History of Fort Covington

Fort Covington

Fort Covington is a town in Franklin County, New York. The population was 1,676 at the 2010 census.[3] The name is derived from a War of 1812 fortification. The original name of the town was French Mills.

The town is on the county’s northern border, which is also the Canada–United States border.


Many of the early settlers were from Canada and Vermont, and the town was settled before 1800. In July 1813 a blockhouse was built here to shelter wounded soldiers and to provide a winter headquarters.[4] The fort was named after General Leonard Covington,[5] a casualty of the War of 1812.

The town of Fort Covington was formed in 1817 from the town of Constable. In 1833, the west part of Fort Covington was made into the town of Bombay.

The Fort Covington–Dundee Border Crossing was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 as the U.S. Inspection Station–Fort Covington, New York.[6]

Fort Covington is in northwestern Franklin County, in northern New York. It is bordered to the west by the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation. The north town line is the international border with Canada (province of Quebec). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.7 square miles (95.1 km2), all land.[3]

New York State Route 37 crosses the middle of the town, leading west to Massena and southeast to Malone.

Quebec Route 132 serves the area via Dundee Road and Water Street.,_New_York

History of Bombay NY

History of Hogansburg

Pictures of Hogansburg NY

A census of Bombay 1850. The Jesmer farms were technically in Bombay but there were three towns that were adjacent to each other.


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