Biography of Hirum Ketchum
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Ketchum Hiram, was born in the town of Mount Hope, Orange County, N. Y., December 20, 1818, and by occupation is a carpenter. He has for many years been a farmer, is a genius with tools, and has built his own house and made his own wagons, and indeed makes anything from a "needle to an anchor." In 1851 he came to Chemung County, N. Y., and located on the river road. He married twice, first, Caroline E. Coffy, of Orange County; they had four sons, Edward C., William Y., Alvin P., and George. Mrs. Ketchum died in December, 1870, and in February, 1875, he married, second, Martha A. Shouts, of Veteran; they have one son, Frank. Alvin D. lives on the home farm. He married Ida Goldsmith, of the town of Elmira, and they have two sons and two daughters: Harry W., Lottie B., George H., and Nellie. In politics Hiram Ketchum is an old fashioned Democrat. He has been elected justice of the peace many times and after a short interval was reelected.

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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