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Biography of Coe C. Horton

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(X) Coe C., son of Isaiah (2) Horton, was born at Springwater, Livingston county, New York, April 12. 1864. He attended the district schools and the Victor high school. In 1882 he engaged in the lumber trade at Avon, New York; in 1889 he came to Victor and has followed farming there to the present time. He was for four years employed by the Wabash railroad in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. He was for one year in the employ of the New York Times of New York City, and three years in the furniture and hardware business in Bennington, Vermont. For seven years he was engaged in core drilling, testing mineral lands. He has a farm of ninety-two acres at Victor and fine orchards and herds of Dorset sheep. He is a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. In politics he is a Prohibitionist, in religion a Methodist.

He married, April 11, 1894, Marie Strong, born at Port Gibson, Ontario county, New York, October 3, 1861, daughter of Ashbel Strong, who was born at Waltham, Vermont, December 14, 1813, and followed his trade as painter and decorator in Port Gibson, married, December 10, 1843, Hannah (Hazen) Phelps, born in Dutchess county, March 15, 1818, died December 3, 1891. During his younger days, Mr. Strong followed the sea on a whaling vessel. He died September 19, 1891. Mrs. Strong married (first), Selden Phelps, and had Charles E. Phelps, born January 8, 1837, died October 4, 1837; Charles E. Phelps, born at Manchester, October 12, 1838, married, in 1861, Ellen Loomis; Sarah Jane Phelps, born December 29, 1840, married, April 2, 1868, John Schutt, and she died December 19, 1899. Children of second marriage : Mary J. Strong, born September 10, 1844, married, in May, 1870, Albert Huntoon; Loren James Strong, born November 9, 1846, married Tamison Penoyar, May 9, 1870; George Backus Strong, born April 25, 1849, married Margaret Randall; Franklin A. Strong, born November 5, 1851, married, March 14, 1882, Addie Young; Marie Strong, wife of Coe C. Horton. Mr. and Mrs. Horton have two children: 1. Charlotte, born at Victor, November 6, 1899. 2. Mary, born at Caledonia, March 6, 1901.


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