Biography of David Ellicott Mix

Mix, David Ellicott Evans, was born in Batavia, January 19, 1837. His father, Ebenezer Mix, was born in New Haven, Conn., December 31, 1789, settled in Batavia in 1809, and soon entered the employ of the Holland Land Company. He was a man of decided taste for mathematics, and became one of the best known civil engineers in New Vork State. For twenty-one years he filled the office of surrogate of Genesee county. His son, David E. E. Mix, inherited his father's taste for mathematics and equalled in every respect, if he did not far excel him, in mathematical ability. He had been frequently employed by the State to work upon difficult problems, and his death was a public loss to Batavia. Mr. Mix married Sarah, daughter of the late Samuel Pruyn of Albany, N. Y. He left a widow and three sons: Samuel P., and Malcolm D. of Colorado, and David E. of Hartford, Conn.; Samuel P. is the only one now living. Mr. Mix filled many prominent positions in his town and his death, which occurred January 2, 1893, was a loss not only to his family, but to all who knew him. Mr. Mix's knowledge of the topography of Western New York, of lot and township lines and of everything connected with the surveys of Genesee county was remarkable. A mass of special learning on thesetopics "died with him," as he had a vast fund of this special information possessed by no one else.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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