Fort Covington, NY Tornado, May 1875
A calamity of a different sort occurred in the town May 12, 1875, when a tornado swept over a section of the village. The schoolhouse near Malachi Barry's was unroofed, a daughter of Mrs. Fanny Brown instantly killed, and a child of Harry Lowe seriously injured. Others of the school children were also slightly hurt. The pat of the wind was narrow, but ten or fifteen other buildings were partly wrecked, and in one case were a fence was destroyed every post was pulled out of the ground.
Historical sketches of Franklin County and its several towns with many short biographies, 1918, page 344