Biography of George E. English
Madison County, NY Biographies





English, George E., was born in the central part of the town of Nelson, December 4, 1834. a son of Samuel Ellis and Lavina Smith English, who had six children: Cornelia, Wilson, George E., Lucius D., Henry C., and Flora, all born in that town. Samuel E. followed farming and was the son of Joseph English, whose children were William; Joseph, Thomas, Mary, Abigail, Nancy and Elizabeth. George E. was educated in the common schools of the town of Nelson, and his life was spent with his parents until he was twenty two years of age, when he married and started in life as a farmer and carpenter. He married Ellen M., daughter of Seth and Lydia Bates Dawson; they have four children living: Charles D., Nellie, Ellis S., and Lillian. Mr. English first rented the farm where Horace K. Smith now lives, but later moved on to the Asa Coville farm. In 1860 he moved on to the farm where he now resides and follows general and dairy farming. He is interested in town and county affairs.

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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