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The ten wealthiest residents in order of the Cambridge District (which includes White Creek) in 1779, as far as real estate values according to the Tax List.

  1. Phineas Whiteside
  2. Philip Van Ness
  3. Edmund Wells
  4. Jabez Mosier (Mosher)
  5. Edward Aiken
  6. Lewis Van Woert
  7. Jonathan Waldo
  8. Charles Dake
  9. Archibald Campbell
  10. James Cowden and Issac Fort (equal)