Biography of Deacon Ebenezer Arnold of Bergan, NY

Dea. Ebenezer Arnold, youngest son of Daniel Arnold, came with his parents from East Haddam, Conn., in 1802, to this town-then Northhampton and afterwards Ogden. Here the father died in 1813, leaving the Deacon a lad only 12 years old. At the age of 18 he came to Bergen, and purchased the farm now in part owned by James Barr. He purchased the farm now owned by him in 1854. He first married Chloe, daughter of Captain Austin Wilcox, in 1824, who died in 1836. leaving two childrcn, of whom Henry W. is the only one living. In 1839 he married, second, A. Jannette Cushman, by whom four children were born to him, three of whom survive, viz.: Linden D. and Irving R., who reside here, and Rose (Mrs. Nelson F. Holman), of the State of Washington. Mr. Arnold acquired the title of deacon from long years of service as such in the First Congregational Church. In 1882 he was compelled to retire from active life. Linden D. Arnold, the third son of Deacon Arnold, was born in this town, January 16, 1843. He has followed farming from choice, but makes a specialty of Ftock, notably the breeding of Chester White and Poland China swine. His farm is a fine one of 81 acres, situated on the Lake road one-half mile south of Bergen village; be also has a farm of 90 acres on the town - line road west of the vi1lage. On the two farms, during the seasons of 1885*86, he produced 3,950 bushels of wheat and 1,920 bushels of barley. November 5, 1874, he was married to Nellie A., daughter of Abel E. and Elizabeth S. Wilcox, of Bergen, and they have three children, namely . Clara A., born November 14, 1877; Percy L., born January 6, 1883; and Rose E., born May 25, 1885.

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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