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Eggleston, Ambrose D., was born in Antwerp, N. Y., November 17, 1855, a son of David, son of Asa and Content (Hadsall) Eggleston, natives of England, who came to Antwerp in 1820, where they cleared a farm on which Ambrose D. now lives. The Egglestons are of English descent. David lived and died on the homestead and at his death owned 104 acres of land. His wife was Elizabeth Rugg, who was born in Lowville, a daughter of Elijah and Lovina Rugg, who died in Lewis county. Elijah Rugg died in Michigan. To David Eggleston and wife were born seven children: Ambrose D., Ellen I. (deceased), Jane S., George V., Lovina E., Hattie M. (deceased), and Nettle L. The first wife of David Eggleston was Mary A. Hart, by whom he had one son, William A., of Minnesota. Mr. Eggleston died August 4, 1890, and his wife April 23, 1896. Ambrose D. was reared and educated in Antwerp. He is a farmer and owns a farm of 164 acres, keeping a dairy of twenty two cows. In politics he is a Republican and is a member of Antwerp Grange. September 6, 1897, he married Mary A. Harris of Theresa, N.. V., daughter of Moses and Bridget Harris The grandparents of Mr. Eggleston had a family of eleven children, all of whom grew to manhood and womanhood. Grandfather of Ambrose Eggleston was Asa Eggleston, born in Rhode Island. His father came from Wales to Rhode Island, and there spent his last days. Wife of Asa was Content Hadsall, a daughter of Joseph Hadsall, who came from Wales to Rhode Island and then returned to Wales, where he died, leaving one son and one daughter in this country. Asa Eggleston came to Champion, N. Y., in 1820 and in 1821 to Autwerp, where he died about 1838 and wife died about 1844. They had five sons and five daughters.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898