Biography of H. D. Brockett
Madison County, NY Biographies





Brockett, H. D., p. o. Bouckville. David Zelora Brockett was a native of Herkimer county, and when about twenty five years old came to Madison and purchased what is now known as the C. Z. Brockett farm, and which, both then and now, is regarded as one of the best farms in this county. Later on Mr. Brockett owned what is known as the "Prize farm," presumably the best piece of agricultural land in this region. After about fifteen years on this farm Mr. Brockett moved to Madison village, where he died in 1891. His first wife was Elizabeth Cole, by whom he had one daughter who died young. His second wife was Fanny Hale. No children were born of this marriage, but Mr. and Mrs. Brockett had a daughter by adoption: Minnie, wife of A. L. Brigham of Madison, and also a son, Hurd D. Brockett, merchant at Bouck. Hurd D. Brockett was born in Syracuse, September 12, 1859, and when five years old came to live in the family of D. Z. Brockett, of which family he was afterward a member. At the age of fourteen he started out for himself, and after working for a time as a farm hand he was employed as clerk by Cushman & Ives of Madison. From there he came to work for L. E. Coe, at Bouckville, and on March 1, 1882, he became a partner in the firm of Coe & Brockett, which firm is known at the present time, although the senior member is now dead. In the meantime, however, Mr. Brockett sold out and was for three years in the drug trade in Madison village; but at the end of that time he returned to the firm at the urgent request of Mr. Coe. The latter died February 28, 1897, since which time Mr. Brockett has continued the business for the firm. On December 16, 1882, Mr. Brockett married Cora A., daughter of Allen Curtis. They have one child.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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