Biography of I. Henry Isaacs
Madison County, NY Biographies





Isaacs, I. Henry, was born February 20, 1841, a son of David and Winnefred (Jones) Isaacs, who came from Wales and settled in the town of Floyd, Oneida county, in 1833. They moved to the town of Nelson about 185l, and had ten children; Ellen, wife of Edward Jones of Rome, N. Y.; Annie, wife of Hon. T. D. Roberts of Floyd, N. Y.; Jane, wife of Joseph Jones of Utica; Margaret, wife of Thomas Winston of New York city; I. Henry; Elizabeth, wife of William George; Catherine, wife of D. K. Davis of Padilla Forks; Mary, wife of Thomas Morris of Utica; John of New York city and David of Middle Granville. David Isaacs was a farmer all of his life with the exception of two years, when he worked in Utica in a mill stone factory. I. Henry Isaacs was educated in the Morrisville high school. He remained with his parents until sixteen years of age, when he started in life as a farm laborer. On August 8, 1861, he enlisted in Co. B, 44th Regiment (the Ellsworth Volunteers) and represented the town of Nelson. May 27, 1862, he was wounded at Hanover Court House, and again at Fredericksburgh, December 13, 1862, where he lost the second finger on his left hand; he was mustered out March 9, 1864. He was the first commander of Morrisville Post No. 548, and has held many of its offices; also a delegate to the State encampment two years and has attended seventeen State encampments. After the close of the war he returned to the town of Nelson and on January 20, 1865, married Jennett, daughter of Liberty and Lydia Cutler Hall. In 1868 he moved to Iowa and two years later to New York city, where he formed a copartnership with his brother John in the carting business. Four years later he entered the employ of the United Sates as a letter carrier in New York city. In 1884 he moved to Smithfield and purchased the hotel where he remained two years, then returned to the farm and six years later purchased the hotel at Morrisville, which he sold in 1897 and purchased the farm where he now lives. He held the position of deputy sheriff under Barker and Burroughs.

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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