Biography of Joel Northrup
Madison County, NY Biographies





Northrup, Joel, was born on the farm he owns, June 7, 1824, a son of Stephen and grandson of Stephen Northrup, who spent his last days in Lenox, and died in 1840; his wife was Rhoda Benedict, who died in Lenox in 1841, and they had a family of ten children. Stephen Northrup, jr., was born in Nassau, Rensselaer county, February 15, 1782. came to Lenox in 1820 and bought the farm Joel now owns, where he died May 3, 1859. His wife was Sallie Benedict, born in Sherburne in 1790, by whom he had nine children, three of whom are now living. Joel Northrup was educated in the common school, is a farmer and has thirty five acres of land. July 1, 1858, he married Sara Hatmaker, born in Sullivan, Madison county, N. Y., October 29, 1819, a daughter of George and Margaret (Shute) Hatmaker, early settlers of Sullivan. Mr. and Mrs. Northrup had one daughter, Anna E., born July 28, 1859, educated in the common schools, and married, in 1880. C. B. Waterbury, a farmer of Lenox; they had the following children: Estella, Newel J., S. Esther, Eugene C., Bertha, Joel, Herbert and Howard. In politics Mr. Northrup is a Republican, and he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church, of which he has been an elder for some years; Mr. Northrup is also society clerk of the church.

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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