Biography of Solon B. Tolman
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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Tolman, Solon B., son of William and Mary (Bancroft) Tolman, was born in the town of Watertown, Jefferson county, N.Y., July 27, 1828. His father was born in 1795 in New Hampshire, and removed to Jefferson county in 1817 and after a few years returned to New Hampshire, and was married, then again located in Jefferson county, where he resided until his death in 1892, The first representatives of the family came from England to this country in 1634. His grandfather, Ebenezer Tolman, was a soidier in the Revolutionary war and was engaged in the battle of Bunker Hill. His father first took up land in the town of Alexandria in 1822, when there were but nine families in the town, but afterward removed to the town of Watertown, where Solon B. was born. Mr. Tolman received his education in the district schools and the Watertown High School and attended two terms at the Rodman Seminary. At the age of twenty-one lie was offered a position at the Grove Hotel, where he remained for a short cime and then returned to the farm and in 1860 bought the farm of 180 acres where lie now resides. March 16, 1854, he married Lodusta Archer, daughter of Abraham Archer of Rutland, N. Y., and she died in 1866. Mr. Tolman is one of those hard-working, energetic and pushing farmers and his friends are legion.

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