Mallory's 18-acre purchase: 1808

 

t the same time Abraham Wagener was selling the north end of Lot 37 to Morris F. Sheppard, he sold an additional 18 acres immediately to the south to a wheelwright named Meredith Mallory. Mallory and his brothers had arrived in the area not too long before, and Meredith, the oldest, was shown on the 1800 census as being in the vicinity of what would be Penn Yan. There is, however, no evidence that he ever lived on his purchase, or acquired it for any other purpose than investment.

When Mallory first came to Penn Yan with his brothers, they all plied the wheelwright's trade. They had a shop in Penn Yan, but soon married, started families and struck out on their own. Like everyone else at the time, they also had farms; two of the brothers, including Meredith, bought adjacent farms in what is now Torrey. The other emigrated to Canada.

 


The map above shows the north part of the northeast quarter of Lot 37 in pale yellow. East of Main Street at the north end is a large parcel sold by Abraham Wagener to Morris F. Sheppard. Wagener sold the 18 acres between Main street and the east line of Lot 37 to Meredith Mallory in 1808. The last mentioned plot is shown in slightly darker yellow on the map.


In 1808 Abraham Wagener sold the 18 acres immediately to the south of Sheppard's 20-acre plot to the wheelwright Meredith Mallory.


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