A list of personalities who shaped Jefferson County during its early years.
- 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
- An escaped slave who settled in Adams in 1863
Jacob Brown -
Army officer during the War if 1812
for whom Brownville
- First free black settler in Jefferson County
Zachariah Butterfield -
One of the first settlers of Watertown.
- 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
Simon Newton Dexter -
Part owner and namesake of the Village of Dexter.
Marval Ellis -
Settler for whom Ellisburg
- 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
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
- Farmer and early settler in Henderson
James D. Leray -
French settler for whom the town of Leray
Vincent LeRay de Chaumont -
Son of James D Leray for whom Cape Vincen
t 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
Early Jefferson County Resident
Benjamin Skinner -
First treasurer of Jefferson County
William Smith -
Early Watertown Merchant.
Micah Sterling -
Early Watertown lawyer and Congressman.
- Famous American Weaver.
Otis Wheelock -
Norris Woodruff - Watertown
businessman and builder.
William Worth -
Army office and namesake for the Town of Worth
- Land surveyor one of the first to follow the Black River
into Jefferson County
Notable Personalities Living and Dead
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