Biography of David Harroun of Darien, NY

David Harroun, son of David and Elizabeth (Anderson) Harroun, was born in Brattleboro, Vt., in 1771. He married Margery Wilder, and settled in Hebron, Washington County. About 1819 he came with his family and settled on the north line of the town of Darien, then included in the town of Pembroke. This family encountered the hardships incident to a life in the woods, and in a few years they had replaced the log cabin with a comfortable house and had transformed their wood land into cultivated fields. Mrs. Harroun was a woman of great energy and industry. She spun and wove cloth, not only to clothe her own family, but also for her neighbors. They resided where they first. settled till they died. Mr. Harroun died in 1857, aged 86 years, and Mrs. Harroun aged 93 years. They were parents of 11 children, all of whom lived to adult age. Their son James A. was born in Hebron, N. Y., January 3, 1813, received a limited education, and married Harriet Crawford, of Darien. He succeeded his father on the homestead, where he had been the 'manager after he was 18 years of age, in consequence of his father's disability from rheumatism, and administered to the wants of his parents till their - deaths. Mr. Harroun has always been a farmer, Mrs. Harroun died in 1876. They had three children, only one of whom. George W., lived to maturity, and died February 6, 1889, aged 49 years. Mr. Harroun has been a member of the Presbyterian Church since 1830, and is a staunch Republican.

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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