Half of this article explains what exactly a “sloughter” is, and the other half is about Sloughter’s Instant History of Schoharie County, written by Lester and Anne Hendrix.
What does “sloughter” mean exactly. Well, there are a few definitions. One definition states that a sloughter is a disreputable person, a horse thief, or a traitor. Another states that a sloughter is a native to the county, or is a resident of
The second part of the article explains the Sloughter’s Instant History of Schoharie County. The book is an amalgam of local history, tracing the settlement of
Although this book summarizes the history of Schoharie county, you cannot compare it to local historians who know the history of