Biography of J. Lyman Crocker of Pavilion, NY

J. Lyman Crocker was born in Hamilton, Madison County, N. Y., September 4, 1814. He is an intelligent and well informed farmer. He received a good English education at the common schools and Middlebury Academy, and in early life he taught considerable in the common schools. He has served as town superintendent of schools and supervisor, and has had other honors conferred upon him, but not desiring the positions refused to qualify. He married, June 14, 1843, Lamnia McIntyre, of Worcester County, Mass., who bore him two children, Edgar M. and Henry C., the latter of whom died at Saginaw, Mich. Mr. Crocker is a prominent member of the Presbyterian Church. He is a son of Isaac and Susan (Emmons) Crocker, who were born in Coichester, New London County, and East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., respectively. They were married in December, 1812. Mr. Crocker, soon after his marriage, entered the army in the War of 1812, but in a short time furnished a substitute. He came to Hamilton, Madison County, in 1814, and in February, 1816, came to Genesee County, and settled three miles south of Le Roy village, on 90 acres, which he had purchased in the fall of 1815. He died July 30, 1859, aged 70 years and 10 months, and his wife January 5, 1862, aged 73 years and 10 months. J. Lyman was their only child. Isaac was a son of Simeon Crocker, Jr., who was a soldier in the war for independence, and was connected with the quartermaster department. He married a Miss Swift, and reared a family of four sons and three daughters. His father was Simeon Crocker, who came from England and settled in Connecticut.

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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