By 1853, a ferry ran across the Hudson from Dearman to Piermont on the west bank, the village had a population of around 600, a hotel, six stores, a lumber yard and around 50 houses, and the hamlet of "Abbotsford" – which would later become Ardsley-on-Hudson – was forming along Clinton Avenue.
to change the name of the train station to "Irvington", and also convinced the Postmaster to change the name of the local post office as well.
At first it was settled by tenant farmers, In 1785, the state of New York confiscated the Phillipse's land from his grandson, Frederick Philipse III, after he sided with the British in the American Revolution, and sold it to local patriot farmers who had been tenants of the Phillipse family.
This is presumably how part of it came to be the farm of William Dutcher.
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On the high road where heretofore was a continuous stream of travelers and vehicles, not a single traveler was seen from week to week, month to month. The very tracks of the carriages were grown over with grass or weeds. The villages are abandoned, the residents having fled to the north, leaving their homes, where possible, in charge of elder persons and servants.Her partnership with Sharon Bruckman, Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp.CEO, is a mutual vision to connect readers with like-minded people, for the purpose of creating conscious relationships.Washington Irving later wrote about it under the name of "Wolfert's Roost" ("roost" meaning "rest"), and purchased and re-modeled another house on the land to become "Sunnyside". Jan Harnse, and the Harnse-Conklin-Odell Tavern on Broadway was built in 1693 and became an inn in 1743.(See below) It was at Odell's Tavern that the Committee of Safety, the executive committee of the legislature of the new State of New York, officially received the news that George Washington had lost the Battle of Long Island, and, later, British troops camped nearby, putting Jonathan Odell into custody in the Old Dutch Church in Tarrytown.