Biography of R. L. Hutchinson of Pavilion, NY

R. L. Hutchinson, who was born in ira, Cayuga County, February 28, 1825, is a son of Timothy B. and Lydia (Farnham) Hutchinson, natives of Saratoga County, N. Y., and Vermont, respectively. Timothy B. reared two sons and two daughters, viz.: R. L., Elias B, Sarah, and Abigail They settled in Cayuga County in March, 1849, and later located in the town of Pavilion, where he died in 1871. aged 71 years. His father was Elijah Hutchinson, who was born in 1768. married a Miss Bishop, and reared, three sons and four daughters. He was a Revolutionary soldier The mother of R. L. Hutchinson was a daughter of Benniah Farnham, of Vermont, and also a Revolutionary soldier. R. L. Hutchinson was reared on a farm and received a common school and academic education. At the age of 21 he began for himself by cutting staves, and later engaged in farming, in which he continued for 30 years, since which he has been engaged in the produce, grain, and stock business. He married, December 28, 1846, Alida, daughter of Derick L. Van Derheyden, of near Troy. Mr. Van Derheyden was a son of Jacob V., who was a son of Derick I. Van Derheyden, and they were among the first settlers of Troy, N. Y. Their descendants number among the most prominent families of that locality. Mr. Hutchinson and wife are members of the Baptist Church. They have two children, Rufus and Grant D.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
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