Biography of Harrison K. Tubbs
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Tubbs, Harrison K., was born at Adrian, Mich., October 26, 1853, where he first attended school. After the family returned to Elmira he graduated from the graded schools and commercial college of that city. In 1878 he entered the employ of the Northern Central Railway Company. Mr. Tubbs has worked his way through the different departments of the railway service and now occupies the responsible position of private secretary or chief clerk to the superintendent, Spencer Meade. April ia, 1882, he married Helen N., daughter of Peter A. and Samantha La France, of Elmira. They have one son, Howard Reynolds, born May 26, 1883. Mr. Tubbs's father, Henry M., was born May 27, 1832, and married Harriett, daughter of Almon and Bersheba Kinyon, of Southport (now Elmira.) They had three children: Ella, Harrison K. (as above mentioned), and Sibyl G., Ella having died in infancy. The following transfer of property shows the early settlement of both families: Lands of Mrs. Harriet Tubbs. of Southport, patented by the State of New York, to John Jameson, 1793, lot No. 70, John Jameson to David Griswold, 1796 (Tioga County Records, volume 1, page 157) David Griswold to Enoch Kenyon, July 20, 1807 (Tioga County Records, volume 3. page 207); Enoch Kenyon to A. C. Kenyon by will July 31, 1830, (volume 59 of deeds, page 500); A. C. Kenyon to Harriet Tubbs (volume 13 of wills, page 629), at the surrogate's office.

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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