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Aldrich. M. E., was born in Rutland, N. Y., March 23, 1837, a son of Lewis and Mary (Ellis) Aldrich. Lewis Aldrich was born in Rutland, a son of Leonard Aldrich, a native of Vermont, who came to Rutland, being one of the first settlers of that town. His wife was Achsah Tamblin, daughter of Timothy Tamblin, a captain in the militia and soldier in the Revolutionary war. Mrs. Aldrich died in Rutland and was born in Vermont. Mary Ellis was a daughter of John Ellis, a native of Massachusetts and caine to Jefferson county about 1813. M. E. Aldrich, the subject, was reared on a farm and educated in Gouverneur Wesleyan Seminary and graduated from Eastman's Business College of Rochester, N. Y. He engaged in the ruercar tile business in 1866 and has been in business since, being one of the oldest merchants of Philadelphia. Mr. Aldrich is a Republican in politics, and was postmaster for ten years and has been notary public for many years. December 29, 1863, he married Ann E. Whitney of Philadelphia, daughter of Erastus Whitney, one of the first settlers of that place, clearing a farm of 280 acres on which he lived and died. Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich had ten children: Inie E., a graduate of Gouverneur We.sleyan Seminary, and is an artist by profession; Liewellyn M., with the New York Life Insurance Co. as manager at Concord, N. H., also a graduate of Gouverneur Seminary; Mary B., died January 4, 1893, was a teacher; Burton W., assistant in the Bank of Philadelphia; Millie E., a student of Cortland Normal School; Harry M., employed in music store in Syracuse; De Witt C., Effie A. and Arthur B. at home. The family attend and support the Congregational church. Mr. Aldrich was a teacher for several years before he engaged in mercantile business.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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