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Pitkin, L. S., was born on the farm he now owns, March 11, 1849, a son of Erwin and Marcia (White) Pitkin. Erwin Pitkin was born in Lorraine, December 25, 1814, a son of Allen Pitkin, a native of Connecticut, who came to Lorraine about 1802 and settled on the farm now owned by M. H. Fox, where he lived and died. He was in the war of 1812. Erwin was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He was justice of the peace twenty-eight years and supervisor two terms. He has been a farmer and cheese manufacturer, his factory being one of the oldest in the county, and is now retired. L. S. Pitkin was reared on a farm and educated in Hungerford Collegiate Institute. He followed teaching for nine years and is now engaged in farming and cheese manufacture, making about 100,000 pounds of cheese annually. Mr. Pitkin has 300 acres of land and a dairy of thirty-four cows. In 1870 he married Isabell Steele of Carthage, N. Y., and they have had three children: Frank R., Edgar S., and Edna N. (deceased). Both Sons are at the present time in college. In politics Mr. Pitkin is a Republican and has been a member of the county committee for a number of years, and was secretary in 1892. He has been commissioner of highways for several years, and always alive in politics, has been a delegate to State conventions several times. He is a member of Rising Sun Lodge No. 234 at Adams, N. Y. He and wife are members of the M. E. church of Lorraine. Mr. Pitkin's father has been a director in the Farmers' Bank of Adams since its organization.

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