Biography of Aaron Arnold of Bergan, NY

Aaron Arnold, eldest son of Enoch Arnold, of Berkshire County, Mass., was born November 3, 1781. He engaged in farming till of age, when he was a foreman for three years on the turnpike then being constructed between New York and Philadelphia. In i8o6 he was married to Eliza, daughter of Amos Allen, of Caanan, Conn. In 1807 he came with his wife to this town-then Northampton-and began farming. He died March 28, 1843, and his wife survived till June 1, 1855. He filled in his day many offices of trust, being supervisor, etc., for a number of years. Three children were the result of the marriage, viz.: Charles G., born August 12, 1809, died April 17, 1841 ; Harriet, born July 18, 1816, married Alson Ostrander, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and died April 20, 1853; and George W., born July i8, 1822, who is the only survivor. He married Martha G., daughter of Aaron and Harriet Gifford, October 19, 1843. and is a resident of the village. They had one child, who was born February 12, 1848, is a resident of the town, and is a carpenter and joiner by vocation. George W. Arnold has given much attention to stock dealing in connection with his farming, and has been very successful. At the big fire in 1880 he lost nearly all his village property, and indeed has often been a sufferer by fire. Amos Allen, father of Mrs. Aaron Arnold, was a Revolutionary soldier, and at his death, in 1845, was the oldest pensioner in Genesee County.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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