Biography of John Rugur
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Rugur, John, son of John, was born in New York city. He was of German descent and moved to Pleasant Valley, near Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where he died in 1829, aged eighty five. He married Mary Duncan, who died in 1830, aged eighty four. Their children were John, Joshua, Betsey, Sally, Helen, Peter, and David. John, who served in the War of 1812, was born at Pleasant Valley in 1786 and died at the age of eighty. He came to Genoa, N. Y., where he lived ten years, and finally removed to Newfield. He died in Van Etten. Mr. Rugur married Anna Wixon, of Fishkill, N. Y., daughter of Elijah and Annie (Smith) Wixon, and their children were Elmira, Charles, Samuel, Sally Ann, and Elijah. The latter was born in Fishkill, September 21, 1811, and came to Van Etten in 1838, where he now resides. He married, first, in 1833, Rebecca Edwards; second, Jane White; third, Lydia A. Briggs; and fourth, Patience Pelham. His children are Theresa, Ophelia, Jerome, and Sophronia. He has been a prosperous farmer for thirty three years and has held many offices in the town. He is also a large real estate owner.

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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