Biography of Solomon Makepeace


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Makepeace, Solomon, was born in the town of Alexandria, May 17, 1837. His father, Solomon Makepeace, was a native of Massachusetts and came to Jefferson county in 1802, settling at Perch Lake with his parents, Elliot and wife. They manufactured potash and cleared up the land. Solomon Makepeace married Jane Cronkheit and through life was identified as a farmer. He died in 1869 in his eighty-ninth year. Solomon Makepeace, jr., was educated in the common schools and followed the lakes for four years. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. F. 10th New York Heavy Artillery, and received an honorable discharge in 1864, with rank of corporal. He returned to Plessis and engaged in mercantile business, in which he still continues. In 1858 he married Lucinda, daughter of Francis Forbes, and they have five children: Elbert E., Frank S., Claude J., Mrs. Fannie Adell and Lydia J. Mr. Makepeace is one of the representative men of Jefferson county, has served as postmaster four years and is recognized as a man of sterling integrity whose word is as good as his bond.

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