Biography of Cyrus Parsons
Madison County, NY Biographies





Parsons, Cyrus, for many years vice president of the National Bank of Cazenovia. was a native of Massachusetts and removed when a youth to this vicinity with his parents. The family were among the early settlers of this town, and Mr. Parsons possessed an inexhaustible fund of anecdotes of life in the settlement at that time. His parents were poor and as a boy he worked a greater part of his time for the neighboring farmers, finding little opportunity to acquire an education, but amply remedying this defect in after life. In 1843 he bought what was known as the Milton Humphrey farm just outside of Cazenovia village, on the Nelson road. Here he resided until his death, being engaged in general farming and also for many years in the Cazenovia Bank, in the capacity of vice president He was always a Whig and Republican, but never held public office with the exception of an appointment as deputy sheriff. In this community where he resided from boyhood he was universally esteemed as a useful citizen, and a man of the strictest integrity and love of justice. He always enjoyed a wide friendship and even in his advanced age kept well in touch with the life of the community. Mr. Parson married, in February, 1834, Harriet M. Witherbury, and five children were born to them, only two of whom now survive: Edward B., and Charles C., both of Cazenovia. He died in March, 1898, having reached his ninety third year.

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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