Biography of Elisha H. Lathrop of Darien, NY

Elisha H. Lathrop, son of Samuel and Lucy Lathrop, of New London County, Conn., was born September 15, 1800. His education was received in district schools, and by strict attention to his studies he was subsequently qualified to teach, which he did. At the age of 16 he and a brother, three years younger, managed their father's farm of 60 acres. He had a strong constitution, and at an early age could swing a scythe with-the best of men. In 1819 he moved with his father's family to Genesee County, and settled on the eastern line of the town of Darien, then Pembroke. Here he remained till 22 years of age, when he began business for himself. In April, 1830, he purchased the farm of 100 acres upon which he now resides, paying $1,200 for the same. The same year and month he married Marcia Moulton, of Alexander, by whom he had three children, two of whom are dead, and perhaps all, as one has not been heard from since 1872, when he was in the mining regions of the far West. Mrs. Lathrop died February 1, 1858, and June 22, 1860, Mr. Lathrop married Euseba. daughter of Abram and Fanny Sharick, of Darien, who bore him five children, three of whom are living. Mr. Lathrop began life poor, but by industry and good management succeeded in obtaining a competency, and owned one of the finest farms in the town. He cast his first vote for Andrew Jackson, and always voted with the Democratic party. He held various offices within the gift of his townsmen. Mr. Lathrop died January 15, 1879, retaining his mental faculties in a remarkable degree to the last. He was highly prized by his neighbors and considered a man of gohd judgment. Mrs. Euseba Lathrop was born February 6, 1828, in Columbia County, Pa., came with her father's family to Genesee County in 1844, and settled on the farm adjoining Mr. Lathrop's. James C. Lathrop, son of Elisha H., was born August 19, 1861, was educated in the common schools with a few terms in the academy at Batavia, and married Minnie Usher, of Pulaski, N. Y., February 24, 1887. Andrew J., his brother, born February 19, 1865, received a similar education, and they now jointly conduct the homestead farm. Fanny A. married, October 2, 1888, E. C. Dearstyn, who is a telegraph operator at Newark, N.Y.

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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