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Bronxville (Village)

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Bronxville is a village within the town of Eastchester. Jonas Bronck, a native of Denmark, has given his name to the county which lies directly south of Westchester, a river which runs through the southern part of the county and to the town of Bronxville which was originally called Underhill's Crossing. Supposedly, James P. Swain¹ is credited with suggesting the name be changed to Bronxville from Underhill's Crossing.

   Source: ¹ A History of the Reformed Church of Bronxville, page 159.

Vital Records

Also, see if there is any additional information on the Vital Records page at this site.

Historical Society

At this time, Bronxville does not have a village historical society. However, some people are considering establishing one -- or so I've heard. However, since this village is part of the town of Eastchester, you may wish to contact the Eastchester Historical Society.

Don't overlook the many resources held at the Westchester County Historical Society.

Churches and Synagogues

Reformed Church of Bronxville -- dedicated April 9, 1850. (See the Bibliography below for a history of this church.)

Roman Catholic
Roman catholic churches in Westchester county are under the juridiction of the Archdiocese of New York. You can search their parish listing at the following web page: http://www.ny-archdiocese.org/pastoral/parishes.cfm
Episcopal Churches -- New York
See a list of Episcopal Churches in New Yorkhttp://www.episcopalchurch.org/webpages/p2.html#NewYork or use their Parish Finder search engine.

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On-line Cemetery Records

Quaker Cemetery (Known as Shoemakers Yard)

Transcribed Cemetery Inscriptions

Carretta, Katherine A., compiler. A Guide to Listings of Old Cemetery Inscriptions and other Genealogical Aids for Westchester County, New York. [Westchester County Historical Society, 1977]

Eardeley, William A., compiler. Westchester County, New York, Cemeteries... 1704-1914. [Brooklyn, 1914]. Contains inscriptions on tombs from Armonk, Bedford, Westchester, Croton, Mt. Kisco, Chestnut Ridge, Harrison, Mamaroneck, and Eastchester. Copy held by New York Public Library's Genealogical & Local History Room.

Horton, William P. Cemetery Inscriptions of Westchester County, NY. [Peekskill, NY: 1928] Copy available at New York Public Library's Genealogical & Local History Room.

Manville, Margaret. Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Cemeteries in Westchester County, New York. [White Plains, NY: 1966] Copy available at New York Public Library's Genealogical & Local History Room.

Spies, Francis F. Inscriptions copied from gravestones in West Chester County yards with genealogical notes. Copy available at New York Public Library's Genealogical & Local History Room.

The Westchester County Historical Society also has extensive manuscripts giving inventories of many old cemeteries located throughout the County.

Have you looked at the cemetery listing here at the Westchester NYGenWeb site?

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The Sanborn Map Company has issued Insurance maps of the town of Pelham which comprises North Pelham, Pelham, and Pelham Manor and the town of Eastchester which includes the villages of Bronxville and Tuckahoe, New York. [1932], copies of which are available in the Map Division of the New York Public Library. Insurance maps were detailed to the point of showing each building on each street so that insurance companies knew what to pay the insurer in the event of fire or destruction.

Many town historical societies hold maps of their vicinities, including copies of the Sanborn insurance maps. Be sure to inquire at such institutions as well as at local libraries.

Also, see additional information on the Maps page at this Westchester site.


Bronxville Public Library

Village Web Site

We are not aware of any village web site at this time. However, if you know of one, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.with its web address.

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Census Information

New York State Census

The only NY State censuses which survived are for the years 1905, 1915, and 1925. Check at your local LDS Family History Center for these films.

Federal Census

Fuller, Elizabeth Griffen. Index to Westchester County Names in the Federal Censuses, 1790-1840 [Elmsford: Westchester Cty. Historical Society] 1994.

Since Bronxville was not in existence as a village in 1790, there is no 1790 census for it. Check Eastchester's census if you think your ancestors resided there in 1790.

Some census information for Westchester county can be found at the Census page.


Turner's New York & Harlem Railroad Directory between New York City and Brewster for the Years 1891-1892 Published by E.F Turner & co. of 217 Elm St., Yonkers, N.Y.

Also see the City Directories page on this Westchester Site.

Annotated Bibliography

___. The Artists of Bronxville: 1890-1930. [Yonkers, NY: Hudson River Museum] c. 1990.

Bronxville Diamond Jubilee Committee. Bronxville: Views and Vignettes. [Bronxville, NY: Bronxville Diamond Jubilee Committee] c. 1974.

Comstock, Anita. Bronxville in the Good Ol' Days. [Smith] c. 1984.

May, Victor. Pathway to a Village. A History of Bronxville. [ Nebko Press, 1962.]

Pelletreau, William S., Am. M. Early Wills of Westchester County, New York 1664-1784 Pub. 1898. Cornell University Library has scanned this book and placed it on the web at the following address: http://moa.cit.cornell.edu/MOA/bookp.html

Walker, Mrs. Harry Leslie et alia, editors. A History of the Reformed Church of Bronxville in Commemoration of Its Centenary, November 5, 1950. [Bronxville, NY: Consistory of the Church] c. 1951.

For other books with information relating to this town but covering a county-wide level, see the County section of the Bibliography page.

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Some Renowned Residents

If you know of any notable residents from this town, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.about adding them to this section and please identify when the person resided here as well as why you consider them to be notable.

Other Institutions of Genealogical Interest

Westchester County Genealogical Society

The Westchester County Genealogical Society has been publishing a series of articles in their monthly newsletter for some time which gives an overview of each town within the county. This Focus on (town name) [WCGS Newsletter, ] series includes a brief history of the town, a listing of some houses of worship, some cemeteries and often a bibliography. See the information about ordering back issues of the newsletter.

If you know any additional information relating to this town, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.about adding it to this page.

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Military Info

The Town Clerk's Office of Eastchester has microfilmed records giving details regarding the Eastchester residents who enlisted and fought in the Civil War.

See the Military & War Links page for more information.

As we find information relating specifically to this town, we'll post it here. If you have any such information or know of other web pages to link to, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.with particulars.

Loyalist Info

Have you a Loyalist in your family tree? If so, the Loyalist page may be of interest to you. If you have any specific information relating to this town and loyalists, please contact the county coordinator for this web site. about adding the information to this page.

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Picture Gallery

If you have a scanned picture relating to any location within Westchester and would like to add it to this site, please please contact the county coordinator for this web site.with particulars.

Some Surnames associated with this town

See the Surname Web Pages for links to web pages of researchers in Westchester but not specifically associated with this town.

Query & Message Boards

Rootsweb.com has Some Query boards where you can post a query for others to view. Or join the Westchester mailing list and correspond with other Westchester researchers.

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