The Oneida Commuity was established in Oneida, NY in 1848 and ended Dec 30, 1879.  I will try to share some of the highlights and interesting facts I have learned about The Community.  It was an Utopian Free Love Community.  At the height of the Community there were 304 people of all ages.  They lived in Oneida, NY, Wallingford, CT and Brooklyn, NY.  The Brooklyn branch was a small unit that housed those who were working on “The Rebecca Ford” a sloop that hauled material from Kingston, NY to New York City.

John Humphrey Noyes was the founder and leader of The Community and its branches.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jim Dunlap
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 21:35:02

    This is totally cool, Dad! Love, Chelle


  2. Rick Vernier, DPhil,Oxon
    Oct 13, 2015 @ 12:09:39

    Hello! Your blog seems heaven sent! I am an historian working on the Oneida community. I saw your post on children born in the community. I am hoping you can help me discern which children were stirpicults, and which were not. Do you have a list of names? I’d be so grateful!


    • Bill Warden
      May 11, 2016 @ 20:31:56

      Rick, try the special collections librarian at Syracuse U. library. I believe a list could be worked up via the data cards on each O.C. member and child.


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