Biography of John C. Dyott
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Dyott, John C., was born in Maryland, August 11, 1819. In 1845 he entered the employ of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, and later, in 1864, the Northern Central Railroad Company at Baltimore. He has been foreman in the car department since 1850. October 20, 1871, he came to Elmira from Baltimore, continuing in the old position here. He was twice married, his first wife being Anna Skinner, whom he married March 4, 1844, and by whom he had two children, Joseph and Oharles. He married, second, Mrs. Sybil Wilber, daughter of Almon C. Kinyon. Mr. Kinyon was at the time of his death one of the oldest settlers in Ohemung County, from a small boy to the age of eighty four years residing on the same land now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Dyott. They have one son living, John C., jr., born December 12, 1874. Mr. Dyott's father, Aaron, was born in Maryland about 1768. He married Annie Simpson, of Delaware, by whom he had nine children, viz.: Betsey, Thomas, Nancy, William, Rebecca, Mary, John C., Aaron, and James.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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