Historic Businesses of the County
1783 - Hollenbeck's Store at Newtown
Chemung County NY
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Photo: Matthias Hollenbeck (painting/drawing)
Township: Newtown, (Now Elmira)
Year: 1783
Submitted by: J. Kelsey Jones
See also excerpts of Ledger of store at Tioga Point (Athens) 1787-1783
Matthias Hollenback Store Account Book

The account book begins with an entry dated Wyoming 22 November 1783 and the next entry is dated 13 Dec 1783 Newtown at which time Matthias Hollenbeck evidently traveled from Wyoming, Pennsylvania up the Susquehanna River and opened a store at Newtown, somewhere at or near present Elmira, New York. On 18 June 1785 is a notation that the store was removed from Newtown to Tyoga (present area of Athens, Pennsylvania). The information below gives the names of those persons whom had accounts with Matthias Hollenbeck at the Newtown store location and does not continue with those in the Tyoga location. For that information consult File Box A125 at the Tioga Point Museum in Athens, Pennsylvania. Typical items listed for a person may have been rum, hides, calico, sundry goods, etc. Another book is entitled Inventory of Newtown and Tioga Stores begun Dec 4th 1788 & ended Jan 9th 1797, which indicates Matthias Hollenbeck returned to Newtown and again operated a store there. Besides a lengthy list of inventory for both stores there is also a list of persons with debts owed for both store locations for the latter book. The following only endeavors to establish when a person may have arrived in the area.

Newtown Dec 13, 1783

Aaron Vancampen

John Jenkins, Jr.

Nathaniel Landon

David McCormick
Newtown Jan 25, 1784

Daniel Secord

Stephen Parish
Newtown Feb 17, 1784

John Munture

John Huff
Newtown Apr 17, 1784

Samuel Coe

James Whitney

Raswel Franklin

Weiss & Hollenback
Newtown June 22, 1784

Caleb Forsyth

John Spalding
Newtown July 3, 1784

John Armstrong
Newtown July 27, 1784

Benjamin Gardner
Newtown Aug 23, 1784

Samuel Smith
Newtown Oct 3, 1784

William McCluer

Abel Yerrington
Newtown Oct 14, 1784

Simeon Hyde

Nathaniel Walker

Ezekiel Brown

Simon Spalding
Newtown Oct 16, 1784

Giles Slocum
Newtown Oct 29, 1784

Jacob Cole
Newtown Nov 26, 1784

Daniel Cole
Newtown Dec 13, 1784

Ebenezer Allen
Newtown Dec 29, 1784

Hyde & Fuller
Newtown Jan 2, 1785

Joseph Kinney

Abner Kelsey

Thomas Baldwin

Jonathan Forsyth
Newtown Jan 6, 1785

Obadiah Gore

Reuben Herrington
Newtown Jan 25, 1785

John Stephens

Stephen Fuller

William Jennings

Solomon Bennet

Roger Connet
Newtown Feb 2, 1785

Nathan Cary
Newtown Feb 21, 1785

John Fuller

John Bratl
Newtown Feb 27, 1785

William Pangburn

Benjamin Patterson
Newtown Mar 30, 1785

John Hageman

Uriah Stephens

Phins Stephens

John Sharer

John Swift

Moses Brown
Newtown Apr 21, 1785

Abraham Westbrook

Allen & Vandevort

John Shepard

Daniel McDowel

Casper Springsteen
Newtown May 12, 1785

Jacob Bowman

Frederick Budd
Newtown May 31, 1785

Abraham Miller

Richard Fitzgerald
Newtown June 3, 1785

John McCluer

Stephen Wilcocks

William Stuart

David Shaw

Samuel Gore

Perigrine Gardner
Store removed from Newtown to Tyoga June 18th 1785
Tyoga June 18, 1785

John Hollenback

Joseph Tyler

Isaac Richardson

Charles Woodworth

entries continue through Feb 9, 1787 for the Tyoga store
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