"The Town of Lyme was settled in 1801 and was organized in March, 1818. Among its first settlers were Henry A. Delameter, Timothy Wheeler, Richard M. Esselstyn, Peter Pratt, Joe Davind and Timothy Soper, Jas. Horton and David Horton, John Tremper, Jos. Rider and Silas David. Many were from Ulster County and New England." Source: Jefferson County Centennial, 1905; p. 100