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Angelica, the oldest town in Allegany county, was formed from Leicester, Livingston County, on Feb. 25, 1805.   Alfred and Caneadea were taken off in 1808.  Allen and Scio were taken off in 1823.   A part of Amity was taken off in 1830 and a part of West Almond in 1833.   In 1816, part was annexed to Alfred.   Angelica lies a little north of the center of the county.

The first settlement was made at Angelica Village in 1802 by Philip Church.  Evert Van Wickle, John Gibson settled in the town in 1802 and John Ayers in 1803.  The first child born was Catharine S. Mullender.  The first marriage was Sylvanus Russel and Esther Van Wickle in 1805.   The first death was Ira Stephens on Sept. 20, 1803.   Widow S. Smith taught the first school in 1804-05.   Philip Church built the first saw and girst mill in 1802-03 and kept the first store in 1803.  Joseph Taylor kept the first inn in 1804.  The first church (Presbyterian) was formed by Rev. Robert Hubbard in 1811.

Angelica Collection of Obituaries and Vital Records

Fire in Angelica - 1869

Hamilton Child's 1875 Gazetteer - Angelica

Cities, Villages and Hamlets

Angelica Village, incorporated May 2, 1835, located in center of the town, and in the center of the county; county seat until 1859; half-shire with Belmont 1859-1892

Town Historian

Town Clerk

Melva Clark
PO Box 338
148 W. Main
Angelica, NY 14709
Telephone: 585-466-3280
Village Clerk
Karen Reynolds
Telephone: 585-466-7431



  • First Presbyterian Church - organized May 6, 1812, records at Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church - abt 1831
  • Methodist Episcopal Church - abt 1827
  • Catholic Church


Note: All cemeteries, except #23-7 have been recorded by the Rushford Town Clerk.
  • Until the Day Dawns Cemetery - code #7-1;
  • Feathers Creek - code #7-2; (Town 4, Range 2MR, lot 54) Feather's Creek Road
  • Potters Field Cemetery - code #7-3; (lot 39) Old County Home; records burned
  • Bellamy Cemetery - code #7-4; (lot 34), County Road 26

*code #s refer to the Allegany County Cemetery Index card file at the Allegany County Historical Society and LDS Family History Library microfilm. See Western New York Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. II, No. 1

People of Angelica

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