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From: "John H. Beach" <>
Subject: [NYDELAWA-L] Batavia/Roxbury
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 15:15:29 -0400
A month or so ago there was discussion about Batavia-Kill in Town of
Roxbury and also the Batavia Kill creek. This section was in the southeast
of the center of the town of Roxbury. This is or was below Vega and the
creek flows south to where it dumps into the East Branch at Kelly Corners.
The Second Old School Baptist Church of Roxbury was the in Batavia-Kill in
The point of my query is, does anyone know of any relative connection to
the Batavia in Greene Co. that is between Ashland and Windham. Here too
there is a Batavia Kill or creek running to the Schoharie creek. I have
been doing a lot of research of the route of my 4th great grandfather,
Timothy Beach who came from Weston, CT to Unadilla in 1784. A documented
story tells of him traveling through Catskill, NY and on to Cairo and
Windham and along the Patawa trail. This trail was first thought of being
part of the later constructed Susquehanna turnpike, but the turnpike went
through Durham not Windham. Some have said Patawa was an Indian name for
Batavia which would fit as it was part of the route Timothy took.
I wonder if anyone might know if there was any connection to the Batavia in
Greene and that with Batavia-Kill in Delaware. The fact that both have the
additions of Kill it would make me believe there was strong Dutch
backgrounds here and would next believe that it might be the name of a
family common to both places or a place name of a Dutch town where settlers
had migrated from.
Settlements of Cairo and Catskill were probably the biggest along the
Hudson at the Revolution, except Kingston. Many moved on through Cairo and
there might be some common factor between these two Batavias.
John H. Beach
26 Ridgeland Rd.
Yonkers, NY 10710-2608
Phone / FAX 1-914-793-4300
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October 21, 2001
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