BROOKFIELD

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
People
Location
2390 Beaver Creek Road, W. Edmeston, NY
Lat/Long
42.813064, -75.317648
Grant Recipient
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Historic Marker

BROOKFIELD

Inscription

BROOKFIELD
1816 BIRTHPLACE OF
JOHN PALMER USHER, LAWYER &
SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR
UNDER ABRAHAM LINCOLN
1863-1865
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2012

It was near this site that local resident John Palmer Usher was born in 1816. Later in life Usher worked as a lawyer. He was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Interior and later was the head of the Department of the Interior, under the Presidential Administration of Abraham Lincoln from 1863-1865.