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Genoa Historical Association
In 1794 Jabez Bradley purchased the land on which his home once stood, part of the Town of Milton, now Genoa, formed in 1789. Town records show Bradley’s involvement in local government from 1794 until shortly before his death in 1817, holding various elected positions as a Commissioner of Highways, Overseer of Highways, Fence Viewer and Poundkeeper. In 1805, Bradley gave land to the Union Society, later the First Presbyterian Church of Genoa of which he was a founding member, to construct a meeting house. Between 1805 and 1806, Bradley provided building materials and paid many of the workers to construct the new meeting house. His account books further show his philanthropic contributions to his community as he also paid for shingles and siding for the town’s new schoolhouse, as well as room and board for the workers.