Locust Grove

1805 Home of Col. Tiffany Brockway. War of 1812 veteran abolitionist. Used as a stop on the underground railroad for fugitive slaves going North.

Location: Route 30 Broadalbin

“Tiffany Brockway came to previously purchased lands northeast of Fonda’s Bush in 1791 at the age of seventeen. Here he built a log house, made a clearing, and sowed a field of wheat, welcoming his father, Nathan, and family to their new forest home on his 18th birthday, March 6, 1792. On April 11, 1799, he was married to Lucy Alvord and in 1805 located on a farm near his father’s, afterward known as Locust Grove, where he remained till his death. He was a major in the war of 1812 and for many years following was a colonel of militia. Industrious, economic, temperate, integral, he was the first pronounced abolitionist in the town. At the advanced age of sixty he united with the Broadalbin Baptist church, living through many more years of a vigorous and useful old age, and passing away on Dec. 3, 1866, still rejoicing over the achievement of his fondest hope for the slave.”

The above excerpt came from A Broadalbin History by By R. J. HONEYWELL and was contributed to Fulton County NYGenWeb by James F. Morrison, from his personal historical collection. It was transcribed for the web site by Lori Mosher. Read More Here