Town Hall and Fire House, Conesville, NY

The town was named after Rev. Jonathan Cone, a man whose Christian Qualities endeared him to all classes throughout this part of the country.

The earliest records of the town were lost, and we are therefore debarred from giving them, and favoring the reader with matter that usually proves interesting. Town records, in general, are poorly kept and preserved, although more care is taken at the present time than formerly. Too much attention has been given to nominate officers that would make an election sure, instead of looking for necessary qualifications, but at present all classes receiving some educational advantages, it is hard to find one who is so deficient as to be incompetent, and hence a more methodical record is kept.

History of Schoharie County, New York, with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. By William E. Roscoe
photo ©2002 Richard F. Makse