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Brodie, Hugh, Rural Hill p. o., was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, January 1, 1831, a son of James and Margaret Brodie, who came to Ellisburgh in 1847, settling on the farm Hugh now owns, and here lived and died. Hugh Brodie was fifteen years old when he came to Ellisburgh, and was educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and has 123 acres where he lives and 370 acres on Stony Island. Mr. Brodie has been an extensive importer of Ayrshire cattle, Leicester sheep and Yorkshire swine. His father started the business and was connected with the firm of Hungerford & Brodie, and the successive firms were, Hungerford, Brodie & Converse, Brodie, Campbell & Wolcott, Brodie, Son & Converse, and Brodie & Son. Mr. Brodie was married in 1864 to Annie M. Jones, and they had two children: Annie (deceased). and Edna M., at home. Mr. Brodie and family are members of the Congregational church of Woodville, N. Y. Mr. Brodie has for some time made a specialty of small fruits, and made several trips to Scotland (his native land), making selections of stock for the above named farms.

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