Re: James Ackerman, Haig, Warren County, NY
Since you are researchin the Risings, Balcom's and Woodward families thought you might be interested in this from the History of Warren County:
The town records of Hague up to 1822 have unhappily been lost, and the writer must therefor content himself with a list of officers elected in that year: Commissioner of highways, Nathan Taylor Titus Frenc, Isaac Balcom; Assesors Elijah Bailey, jr. Archibald McMurphy Noah Woodard, Overseers of Highways: Joh Patchin, John Holman Dillong Stevens, Isaac Balcom, William Wooward, Uriah Balcom, Noah Woodward etc.
These names undoubtedly represent the best families extending through the township at the date of the election.Many of them had lived here since the opening of the century.In 1835 there was at Hague village one grist mill, one saw mill, one store, one tavern and six or eight dweelings.In 1860 there was probably as much business her as there ever has been.Rufus Rising, Sr, then owned a grist mill up Quaker Brook, about eight rods west of the store now owned by L. Burgess; H.H. Harris ran the mill for Mr. Rising.The grist mill and upper saw mill are now gone, the latter going down in 1862 and the former being torn down about four years ago by Lyman Bruce.