SITE OF

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Site
Location
1049 NY-34B, King Ferry, NY 13081, USA
Lat/Long
42.6723661, -76.61965270000002
Grant Recipient
Genoa Historical Association
Historic Marker

SITE OF

Inscription

SITE OF
JABEZ BRADLEY HOME.
LAND PURCHASED IN 1794.
EARLY COMMISSIONER AND
PHILANTHROPIST FOR
FORMER TOWN OF MILTON.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2015

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.