Friday, March 4, 2011

Directors of the Eastern Turnpike Road, 1799

Shares in the Eastern Turnpike Road cost $25 each, and 400 shares were designated. Many of the directors and investors owned businesses that relied upon transport of farm goods and other merchandise. The road followed the route of Washington Ave. on its way:
...from the village of Bath in the county of Rensselaer in the nearest and most direct route to the house of James Main in Peterborough in said county and from thence to the line of the state of Massachusetts where the road from Williamstown to the city of Albany crosses the said line...

Eastern Turnpike Road, Incorporators:
Laws of the State of New York, Twenty Second Session, 1799 (Turnpikes)

The links are my best guess for biographical information. I'd appreciate corrections and additions.

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