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When peace with England was finally declared, in 1783, there began a migration of settlers to western New York. Many of Sullivan’s men were given grants of land for their services, in many instances the only pay they ever received. In consequence, a very considerable number of the pioneer families trace their descent from these patriots, the very bone and sinew of the newly rising Republic.

Judge Lockwood R. Doty History of the Genesee County The 150th Anniversary Program 1929

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