THE TOWN OF PALERMO
In 1820 Josiah Chaffee and Capt. Ephraim McQueen settled in the town. The former was from Connecticut, was the father of Dea. Josiah Chaffee, of Schroeppel, and settled near the Volney line, while the latter settled near Flint's Corners on the farm now occupied by his sons. Ezra Ure was born in Palermo in 1823 and was a life-long resident of the town. In 1870 he purchased the store and grist mill at Vermilion, and died March 5, 1890. Among other comers during the decade of 1820-30 were Ashley K. Ba1l, A. G. Clark, Harry Clark, O. P. Jennings, John Jackson, Sheldon Remington, I,eander Scudder, jr., Samuel R. Smith (long supervisor and a merchant at East Palermo), Gamaliel Perkins, and Peter Tooley and his sons George M. and James A. The families of Perkins and Tooley came in 1828. Mr. Perkins died at Mexico Point in 1884. Peter Tooley located on lot 52. He came from Oneida county and served his town as justice of the peace.
TOOLEY, Minott F., Palermo, was born April 14, 1861, son of George M., who was born August 16, 1818. Peter TOOLEY, the grandfather, was originally from the Eastern States. Jeremiah Tooley, the great-grandfather, was one of the pioneers of Oneida county. George M. married Lois WHITE of Oneida county, a daughter of Roderick WHITE. They had six children: Lucy, Martha, Minott, Elmer B., and James A., the latter being principal of Stamford Academy in Delaware county. Our subject married Maude GILMAN, June 28, 1888, and their children are Queenia R. and Minnie L. Minott F. has filled several minor offices in the town, and has always been an active worker for his party. In March 1894, he was elected supervisor. He was educated in the Mexico Academy.
Source: Landmarks of Oswego County New York, edited by John C. Churchill, L.L.D., assisted by H. Perry Smith & W. Stanley Child, Syracuse, N.Y., D. Mason & Company Publishers, 1895. Part III.