Seneca County New York Biographies

Seneca County History Newsletter Drawing

In the 1980′s a series of newsletters were published four times a year by Seneca County NY featuring historical information concerning Seneca county and her past residents. The current historian for Seneca County placed these online using PDF files. One of the main features of each edition were biographical sketches of early settlers of Seneca



1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry



Narrative of the Captivity of Nehemiah How

Fort Dummer

A Narrative of the captivity of Nehemiah How, who was taken by the Indians at the Great Meadow Fort above Fort Dummer, where he was an inhabitant, October 11th, 1745. Giving an account of what he met with in his traveling to Canada, and while he was in prison there. Together with an account of Mr. How’s death at Canada. Exceedingly valuable for the many items of exact intelligence therein recorded, relative to so many of the present inhabitants of New England, through those friends who endured the hardships of captivity in the mountain deserts and the damps of loathsome prisons. Had the author lived to have returned, and published his narrative himself, he doubtless would have made it far more valuable, but he was cut off while a prisoner, by the prison fever, in the fifty-fifth year of his age, after a captivity of one year, seven months, and fifteen days. He died May 25th, 1747, in the hospital at Quebec, after a sickness of about ten days. He was a husband and father, and greatly beloved by all who knew him.



Biographical Sketch of Aaron A. Farnsworth

Farnsworth, Aaron A., New Haven, was born in New Haven, Addison county, Vt., on March 15, 1818; is a farmer, and the farm which he now occupies was settled on in 1785 by his paternal grandfather, Aaron Haskins, and which Mr. Aaron Farnsworth has occupied since 1828. He is an extensive breeder of the Atwood



Biography of John Monroe Farnsworth

John Monroe Farnsworth, of Humboldt, is one of the prominent oil well contractors and oil producers in this section of Kansas and had operated on a very extensive scale both for others and for himself. He grew up in the atmosphere of the oil industry in the East, and had been a resident of Kansas



Biographical Sketch of J. H. Farnsworth

J.H. Farnsworth, farmer, was born in Ohio. in 1834; moved to Council Bluffs, Ia., in 1854; thence to Harrison County the same year and engaged in farming, near Woodbine. In 1864 he established the Woodbine nursery, which he recently sold to Pugsley Bros. He was married in 1855 to Olive A. Howorth. They have seven



Biographical Sketch of Harry M. Farnsworth

Farnsworth, Harry M.; lawyer; born, Nashua, N. H., Sept. 4, 1861; son of Marshall H. and Mary C. Danforth Fansworth; educated in Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, March 25, 1886, Bettie C. Brainard; two sons, Frank M., Dec. 21, 1886, Brainard H., June 6, 1899; admitted to bar, 1882; organized Brooklyn Savings & Trust Co.,



Farnsworth, Ellen Idolette Gates – Obituary

McMinnvile–July 5 (Special)–Mrs. Ellen Idolette Farnsworth, 78, died June 28 [1945] in McMinnville. Services were held at Macy’s Chapel Tuesday and interment was at Multnomah Cemetery in Portland. Mrs. Farnsworth was born in Portland, May 6, 1867. She is survived by two brothers, Alonzo B. Gates and Frank H. Gates of Portland. The Oregonian, July



Biography of Jay Palmer Farnsworth

Jay Palmer Farnsworth dates his residence in Muskogee from 1902, and has engaged in the practice of law in this city since 1904, having made steady advance in his profession, in which progress is made only through merit and ability. He came to Oklahoma from Texas, his birth having occurred in San Antonio, February 287



Farnsworth, Levi Albert – Obituary

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Levi A. Farnsworth, 91, who lived in Riverside since 1930 with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie E. Farnsworth. Ill several weeks, he died Sunday [December 14] evening in Doctors Hospital, Oregon City, where he had been taken Dec. 2. The Rev. Dayton Loomis, pastor of



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