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The Town of Starkey and Its Records


Starkey was organized in 1824 from part of the town of Reading in Steuben County and named for John Starkey, a prominant early merchant and citizen. Starkey is the only town in the county to include no part of Phelps & Gorham's Purchase, since it lies entirely east of the Old Pre-emption Line, which forms its western boundary. Starkey was annexed into Yates County in 1826. 

Starkey has a long shoreline on Seneca Lake. The town is cut by several deep ravines through which streams flow that once powered a strong water-powered milling industry. The hamlets of Rock Stream and Glenora reflect this segment of the town's past. The original settlement in the town was at Lakemont, called Eddytown before the turn of the century. 

The village of Dundee lies entirely with the town and comprises about half its population. The village maintains an entirely separate set of records. The town hall is located in Dundee, at 40 Seneca Street. The following records have been filmed, and may be viewed at the town hall, at the County Historian's office in Penn Yan, or at the New York State Library in Albany. 


RECORDS ON MICROFILM

ASSESSMENT ROLLS
1890-1911 (missing 1893-5, 1898-1907, 1913) 

MINUTE BOOKS
1826 - 1991 

VITAL RECORDS REGISTERS
Births, marriages and deaths 1865-1910 [INDEX], Marriages 1908-1928, Births and deaths 1910-1913, Births and deaths 1914-1922, Births and deaths 1922-1928, Births and deaths 1929-1936, Marriages 1929-1953, Births 1937-1961 and deaths 1937-1946, Deaths 1946-1967; Marriages 1954-1973, Births 1964, Birth 1974 and deaths 1968-1975, Marriages 1974-1984 

HIGHWAY RECORDS
Record of Roads 1826-1874 [INDEX]

CHATTEL MORTGAGES AND CONDITIONAL SALES INDEXES
Chattel Mortgage Mortgagors 1867-1891; Mortgagees 1867-1891; Chattel Mortgages 1924-1934; 1935-1942; 1942-1952; 1952-1964; Conditional Sales 1922-1937; 1937-1949; 1949-1964

JUSTICE DOCKETS
[see under Oath Books and Miscellaneous Records below] 

OATH BOOKS AND MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
Oath of office book and papers 1895-1995; Oath of office book 1957-1966; 1966-1989; Commissioners of Excise minutes 1830-1854; Board of Health minutes 1884-1887; Docket of Justice Jesse C. Knapp 1901-1902; District school tax rolls 1909-1910 and 1931-1932 

DISTRICT SCHOOL RECORDS
[see under Oath Books and Miscellaneous Records above]