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Levi Beebee - Watertown industrialist for whom Beebee Island is named.
Dr. Abner Benton - Physician and early settler in Oxbow.
Joseph Bonaparte - Brother of Napoleon Bonaparte who settled for a time in Jefferson County.
Peter Booker - An escaped slave who settled in Adams in 1863
Jacob Brown - Army officer during the War if 1812 for whom Brownville is named.
Benjamin Buck - First free black settler in Jefferson County
Zachariah Butterfield - One of the first settlers of Watertown.


Chauncey Calhoun - Early settler, carpenter and joiner on some of Watertown's earliest structures and at Madison Barracks.
Henry Champion - Army general and namesake for the Town of Champion
Peter Chassanis - Leader of Castorland Company, who sold land in Jefferson County
Henry Coffeen - One of Watertown's first settlers.
Johnathan Cowan - Watertown industrialist, built mills on Cowan's (Now Beebee) Island


Jenika de Ferriet - French noblewoman for whom Deferiet is named.
Simon Newton Dexter - Part owner and namesake of the Village of Dexter.


Marval Ellis - Settler for whom Ellisburg is named.


Jabez Foster - Early Watertown businessman and judge.


Captain Elias Getman - An early entrepreneur in Jefferson County
John Gunn - Settler of what is today Gunn's Corners.
Samuel Guthrie - Sackets Harbor physician and inventor


Ezra Hounsfield - Early settler for whom the Town of Hounsfield is named.
Noadiah Hubbard - Land surveyor and first settler in Town of Champion
Orville Hungerford - Watertown resident and Congressman, instrumental in getting the railroad to Jefferson County.


Lotus Ingalls - Early Watertown newspaper publisher.



Perley Keyes - Early Watertown judge.


John La Farge - French settler for whom LaFargeville is named.
George Lee - Farmer and early settler in Henderson
James D. Leray - French settler for whom the town of Leray is named.
Vincent LeRay de Chaumont - Son of James D Leray for whom Cape Vincentt is named.


Alexander Macomb - Owner of Macomb's Purchase, which at one time included most of the county.
Hart Massey - Early Watertown settler.
Dr. Isaiah Massey - Brother of Hart Massey, early Watertown settler.




John Paddock - Early Watertown merchant.
Loveland Paddock - Watertown businessman, builder of the Arcade.
Abijah Putnam - Army captain and first settler in Cape Vincent.



William Rice - Early Watertown industrialist.


Augustus Sackett - Lawyer, names sake of Sackets Harbor.
Abel Sherman - First Jefferson County sheriff
Robert Sixberry- Early Jefferson County Resident
Benjamin Skinner - First treasurer of Jefferson County
William Smith - Early Watertown Merchant.
Micah Sterling - Early Watertown lawyer and Congressman.


Harry Tyler - Famous American Weaver.




Otis Wheelock - Prolific Watertown architect.
Norris Woodruff - Watertown businessman and builder.
William Worth - Army office and namesake for the Town of Worth.
Benjamin Wright - Land surveyor one of the first to follow the Black River into Jefferson County.





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