Living Individual - Details withheld One of the early villages of this section was Ellinwood Hollow - later known as Siloam. It is located in the township of Smithfield (named after Peter Smith), and it is pleasantly situated on the banks of the Cowaselon Creek about ten miles south of Oneida. This creek, which originates from a group of springs south of the town, meanders down the valley in a generally north-westerly direction, to flow into the Canaseraga Creek; which, in turn, empties into Oneida Lake. The rolling hills of glacial origin form the eastern and western extremities of the village. ... Another of the three generation families were the Rices who lived just off the Siloam-Peterboro Road. Jesse Rice, Sr., had two sons - John and Joseph Rice. John took over the home place. Brother Joseph settled nearby. Now Frank, John's son, lives there with his wife - the former Mary Moon. Her father - Freemont Moon - lived up the Stockbridge Hill Road with his family. Leslie Parkhurst, a hunchback, lived with them. Her grandparents were Seth and Sabrina Moon, early settlers in the village.