Biography of De Forest Stanley
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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Stanley, De Forest, was born in the town of Adams, on the homestead, June 29, 1847. His father, Alexander D. Stanley, came to Adams with his parents, Daniel and Esther Stanley, from Connecticut. Alexander D. married Mary, daughter of Jonas and Amy Benjamin; he learned the harness making trade and was also one of the leading farmers of his town. De F. Stanley married Florence A., daughter of Percival and Catherine Bullard, and they have two daughters: Lillian F. and Mamie C., burying their only son, Frank B., in 1892, in his seventeenth year, just as he was stepping into manhood. Mr. Stanley is one of the leading farmers of Jefferson county, having a dairy of forty cows, serving as collector of his town, arid taking an active interest in church and school matters.

 

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