Markings for Sheep and Horn Cattle

Town of Orleans, Jefferson County, NY - 1828-1844

Animal Markings 1828-1844

This document maintained by the Town of Orleans recorded marks, similar to brands, for sheep and horn cattle in the Town of Orleans. Its unclear if this was an 'official' document or was for the convenience of residents as a means of returning strays to their proper owner. Although a specific time frame was not recorded in the document, dated entries clearly indicate that it covered the period 1828 - 1844.

A total 85 individuals recorded their marks in the book. Entries generally included the individual's name, type of marks for both sheep and horn cattle, and date of entry. In addition to just a list of names, copies of the original source documents are also provided. Each of the source document pages provides a list of all the names that were on that particular page.


Individuals who recorded animal markings
Surname First Middle Title Date Page
Angel  William    06-25-1830  View 009
Arnold Jr Peleg      prior to 1830  View 004
Bacon  Asa      06-31-1833  View 014
Bacon  Colby      03-18-1833  View 013
Barney  James      05-23-1831  View 011
Bauter  James      02-23-1836  View 015
Beacher Sr Abraham    02-08-1833  View 013
Boutwell  James      06-13-1831  View 011
Britton  Lyman      prior to 1830  View 007
Bushnell    183?  View 014
Bushnell  Dr  prior to 1830  View 004
Buskirk  Joseph    prior to 1830  View 007
Calvin  Abigail      prior to 1830  View 002
Calvin  Alpheus    03-20-1830  View 008
Calvin    10-05-1833  View 014
Carpenter  Beriah      prior to 1830  View 003
Carter  Merchant      prior to 1830  View 003
Case Esq Warham      prior to 1830  View 007
Cotter  John      05-09-1831  View 010
Crumb  Waitstill      12-21-1835  View 015
Crumb  Wells      09-20-1836  View 015
Dakin  Simon      prior to 1830  View 006
Dickinson    prior to 1830  View 004
Duvall  William      prior to 1830  View 008
Ellis  Samuel    prior to 1830  View 006
Elmer  Nathan      05-31-1830  View 009
Epps  Francis      03-25-1837  View 016
Evans  Thomas      06-13-1831  View 011
Farron  Lloyd    03-23-1833  View 014
Fish  Samuel    prior to 1830  View 008
Fowler Jr Melzar      08-15-1832  View 012
Frame  William    Dr  prior to 1830  View 004
Gage  William      prior to 1830  View 007
Gill  Lawson      prior to 1830  View 007
Gillet  Amos      prior to 1830  View 004
Gloyd  James      prior to 1830  View 004
Gould  Daniel    prior to 1830  View 005
Hare  Sylvester      08-29-1832  View 012
Harley  John    05-22-1842  View 017
Harris  Asahel      prior to 1830  View 003
Heard  Anthony      prior to 1830  View 006
Hungerford  Lyman    06-10-1844  View 018
Hungerford  Reuben      07-05-1832  View 012
Hunt  Peter      08-25-1843  View 017
Hurd  Benjamin      03-16-1838  View 016
Jerome  Robert      prior to 1830  View 004
Knapp  Harley      prior to 1830  View 002
Lee  James      prior to 1830  View 007
Lilley  Hawveling      02-28-1831  View 010
McClure  Lott      prior to 1830  View 006
McHenry  William      1843?  View 017
Mitchell  George      prior to 1830  View 005
Moody  O H    11-19-1836  View 015
Nash    05-19-1830  View 009
Near  Richard      06-05-1842  View 018
Niles  Isaac      03-23-1833  View 013
Norton  John      prior to 1830  View 002
Norton Jr Nathaniel    Capt  prior to 1830  View 002
Noyes  Jesse      prior to 1830  View 006
Parrish  Rufus      prior to 1830  View 002
Patchin  Lanson    prior to 1830  View 008
Patten  Archabald      prior to 1830  View 005
Patterson  Jonah      07-12-1844  View 018
Persin  Joseph      07-13-1832  View 012
Person  Chesterfield      02-28-1831  View 010
Pratt  Peter      prior to 1830  View 005
Preast  Israel      06-07-1837  View 016
Reed  Nathaniel    prior to 1830  View 002
Rhines  Peter      prior to 1830  View 008
Rogers  Gideon      prior to 1830  View 006
Rouse  Daniel    prior to 1830  View 005
Russell  James      prior to 1830  View 007
Severance  Roger      prior to 1830  View 006
Smith  Amasa      03-30-1830  View 009
Squires  Anson      prior to 1830  View 003
Swartwout  John      prior to 1830  View 003
Tallman  John      05-07-1842  View 016
Taylor  Benjamin      prior to 1830  View 003
VanTassel  Henry      05-12-1831  View 011
Vincent  William      prior to 1830  View 003
Wilber  Truman    prior to 1830  View 003
Willard  Abel      03-16-1833  View 013
Williams  William      04-13-1831  View 010
Willson  Warren      03-07-1831  View 010
Wisger  Peter    prior to 1830  View 005