Wyckoff, Arcalous, was born in Warren County, N. J., April 10, 1816. His parents moved to Tompkins County, N.
Y., in 1817, where he was educated in the public schools. He remained at home until twenty five years old. In 1841
he came to Wellsburg, Chemung County. He married three times, first, May 29, 1842, Frances G., daughter of Dr.
Hopkins, of Wellsburg, by whom he had four sons, two of whom died in infancy and two grew to manhood: George W.
and Ernest L. His first wife died August 10, 1854. For his second wife he married, May 19, 1857, Melissa D. Treeman,
who died August 31, 1865. For his third wife be married, April 10, 1877. Caroline C. Benedict Hull, of Elmira,
N. Y. His son George W. married Sibyl Welling, of Orange County, N. Y., January 26, 1870. He died in 18S3 aged
forty years. Ernest L., the only surviving son, was born in Elmira, June 20, 1852, and was educated in the public
schools of the city. February 7, 1872, he married Alice C. Brooks, of Owego, Tioga County, N. Y. Mr. Wyckoff, soon
after arriving at Wellsburg, in 1841, began to manufacture fanning mills and potash and also conducted a general
grocery business. About 1851 he moved to Elmira and began the manufacture of chain pumps, but soon went to Tompkins
County and various other places in the State of Ohio, returning to Elmira in 1854, where he has since made his
permanent home. He then began to manufacture wood water pipe and chain pumps, which have been appreciated by their
patrons and financially successful to the proprietors. George W. and Ernest L. were associated with their father
in the business until the death of George W. The business is now carried on under the firm name of A. Wyckoff &
Son. Mr. Wyckoff is the inventor and patentee of several useful inventions.
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
Chemung County, NY
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