Biography of Herman D. Page
FROM: History of Livingston County, New York
By James H. Smith
Assisted by Hume H. Cole
Published By D. Mason & Co. 1881


Herman D. Page was born December 10, 1828, and Oct. 22, 1852, married Margaret Consales, who died May 20, 1855. By her he had one child, Carrie M., who is now wife of Hector Sinclair, of Jamestown. October 27, 1867, he was again married to M. O. Warner, by whom he had three children as follows :—George W., Roy A., and Albert H.

Mr. Page has filled several offices in the town, being, in 1865, elected Supervisor and reelected five consecutive terms. He occupies the old homestead, which is beautifully situated about one mile east of the center of the village of Nunda. There are two fine dwellings on his farm—which contains 285 acres—one of which is occupied by his tenant. Aside from the fine crops yearly produced, Mr. Page carries on quite an extensive dairy, having from twenty-five to thirty cows. He takes great interest in keeping up his stock, the farm being particularly adapted to this branch of work, as it contains several very fine springs which are never dry.

After the death of his father, he purchased the interest of the heirs and to-day is sole owner of the homestead. In politics Mr. Page is a Republican, but liberal in his views, believing that all men should worship and vote as their conscience dictates.

The ancestors of our subject were of English origin and moved into this country as early as the eighteenth century, participating in the Revolutionary war and the war of 1812. Albert Page, son of Eli Page, of Bradford, Conn., was born in Paris, Oneida county, in 1800. He moved into Nauda at the age of twenty-three, and cleared from an unbroken forest the foundation of what is now one of the finest farms in the town. After making a clearing he erected a log house and returned to his native place, where he married Jerusha C. Tyler. Returning, he added 100 acres to his original purchase of fifty, afterwards adding thirty-five and fifty acres. He was married three times and is the father of nine children six of whom are now living as follows :—O A., in Ionia connty, Mich.: H. D., in Nunda. on the old homestead: Ava E.. at Pleasant Gap, Mo.: Edward E., and John E.. at Appleton, Mo., and Mary L.. wife of Charles Giddings of Nunda.

The second wife of Mr. Page was Abigail Hanford. and his third, Eliza Weeks, still lives to mourn his loss. He was a Whig and afterwards a Republican. He filled the position of Assessor and Highway Commissioner for several years, and in l862—3 was Assistant Revenue Assessor and Collector. Mr. Page possessed those quali ties that make the kind parent and influential citizen. He was a deacon in the Baptist church for a number of years. He died August 22, 1876.

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