Biography of Leroy Larkin
Madison County, NY Biographies





Larkin, Leroy, p. o. Brookfield. N. Y., was born in Brookfield, December 16, 1827. His great grandfather, Kenyon Larkin, came to Brookfield about 1800, where he died. His grandfather, James Larkin, was a native of Rhode Island and his wife was Nancy Berry of the same State. His father was Richard B. Larkin, who married Lucy Reynolds, both of whom were born in Brookfield; he was a farmer and politically a Whig and Republican. His death occurred in 1882 at the age of seventy seven years, and that of his wife in 1871 at the age of seventy. Of their seven children only three survive. Leroy Larkin was educated in the common schools and has always been a farmer. He has a farm of 300 acres, and a half interest with his brother James in another 230 acres, and keeps a dairy of forty cows with considerable young stock. He is a Republican. On March 13, 1855, he was married to Mary A., daughter of Solomon Collins (born August 18, 1796), son of Solomon (born in 1765). They had four children: S. Collins, who manages the farm; Emily L., educated in the common schools; Etta O., graduate of the Brookfield Union School in 1883 and teacher for a number of years; and Annie E., wife of George Stanton of Earlville, N.Y. Mrs. Larkin died November 4, 1869. S. Collins Larkin was married to Cora Davis, who has borne him four children: Mary T., Richard B., E. Leroy and Willie W. Leroy Larkin has a brother, James C., and a sister, Luanna, who live in Brookfield. James C. is a farmer, owning 300 acres and a half interest in 230 acres with Leroy. He was married to Mary E. Darling, who bore him two daughters: Lena T. and Vinnie M. His wife died September 3, 1882.

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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