Biography of Daniel H. Scofield
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Scofield, Daniel H., was born in Galway, Saratoga county, N. Y., February 17, 1834, a son of Thaddeus Scofield, born September 26, 1795, died November 3, 1860, and Mary (Wood) Scofield, born April 27, 1799, and died June 22, 1868, both born in Greenfield, Saratoga county, N. Y. Thaddeus was a son of Henry Scofield, who was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and an early settler of Saratoga county, where he lived and died. Thaddeus came to Philadelphia, Jefferson county, in March, 1841, and engaged in farming and there (lied in November, 1860. He and wife were Baptists and were charter members of the church. Daniel H, Scofleld was educated in the common schools and began his business life as a clerk in Philadelphia at the age of sixteen, and at the age of twenty-two engaged in mercantile business with W. G. & A. A. Holmes, under the firm name of Holmes & Scofield; this firm continued until 1865, when Mr. Scofield sold out, and the same year he and W. G. Holmes formed a new partnership, A. A. Holmes taking the store at Redwood, which the first firm also owned. He and W. G. Holmes continued for seven years in business, when Mr. Holmes sold to his son and the firm became D. H. Scofield & Co., this firm continuing to 1870, when Mr. Scofleld sold to his partner. Mr. Scofield was out of business for a short time when he bought out the firm of Friend & Kirkbride and in 1883 the firm became D. H. Scofield & Son and continues as such at this date. January 4, 1858, Mr. Scofield married Eliza A. York, daughter of William and Prudence (Danforth) York, early settlers of the town. Eliza was born March 21, 1836. Mr. and Mrs. Scofield have three children: Mary E., born March 11, 1860, wife of Frank Brooks of Philadelphia; William T., born April 18, 1862, who has married twice, first to Grace Brooks of Philadelphia, and his second wife was E. Celia Coon of Medina, Orleans county, and they have one child, Grace. William T. is in partnership with his father; Mattie A., born August 22, 1865, wife of H. U. McAfee, and they have three children: Florence, Grace and Carlton. Mary has six children: Edith, William, Daniel, Bessie, Otis aud Marjorie. Mr. Scofield has always been a Republican and his first presidential vote was for John C. Fremont and he has never missed an election. Mr. Scofleld was the first president of the village when it was incorporated, and was also the first president of the Bank of Philadelphia, and is now one of its directors.

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