Biography of David English
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English, David, p. o. Chenango Forks, born in Greene, Chenango county, in 1818; first wife, Cynthia Tickner, of Triangle, born in 1816, married in 1838, and died in 1853, leaving six children, three now living: Clark, Benjamin, and Ann. One son, George, enlisted in 1861, was killed in battle at Antietam in 1862; second wife, Mrs. Sarah (Hill) Birch, born in Windsor in 1830, married in 1854, children six: Morris and Morgan (twins) born in 1856, Wakeman and Washburn (twins) born in 1858, Eva, born in 1861, and Asa, born in 1864. Parents, Jonathan and Isabella (Niles) English, who settled in Chenango county in 1812, the former was drafted in 1812, leaving his wife and three children in a log shanty surrounded by thick forest until he was discharged. The former died in Broome county and the latter in Chenango; children eleven, four now living: Jonathan, jr., Isabella, William and David.

From:
History of Broome County
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: H. P. Smith
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1885


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