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Mayfield Corners was the chief village, a little north of the center of the town. The
first owner of the land on which it is built was Selah Woodworth, who came from
Salisbury, Connecticut, two or three years before the Revolution, with his brother
Solomon. Selah, according to Mr. Simms, purchased from Sir William Johnson one
hundred acres at Mayfield, while his brother bought and settled upon an equal tract,
much of which is known by Munsonville. Others are said to have settled in the same
neighborhood at the same time named Cadman, Jonathan Canfield and Captain
Flock. The Indians and tories being rather troublesome, Selah Woodworth returned
to Connecticut until after the close of the Revolutionary war, when he returned to
Mayfield and settled upon the farm on the west side of the village, now owned by
John Green, Esq., and known as the Servis farm. Some buildings began to be
erected, such as a church, hotel, stores, tannery, blacksmith shops, dwellings, etc.
At present the village contains two churches, two blacksmith shops, a carriage and
sleigh manufactory, six stores, a hotel, a harness shop, a shoe shop, a cider mill, four
mitten and glove shops, two cooper shops, a printing office, a school house and 55
dwellings, with 70 families.
* "History of Fulton County," by Frothingham, Washington. (C) 1892. Syracuse, NY. D. Mason & Co.,
Printers and Publishers.