Biography of Dennison R. Rightmyer
Madison County, NY Biographies





Rightmyer, Dennison R., p. o. Munnsville, was born in Herkimer county, N. Y., in 1832, a son of John D., and grandson of David C. Rightmyer, a native of Schoharie county, who came to Herkimer county in 1800. The family is of Holland descent and were among the first settlers of Albany. John D. was a farmer by occupation and died in Little Falls in 1861; his wife was Nancy Staring. Dennison R. Rightmyer received a limited education and at twelve years of age started in life for himself. He was on the canal for several years and also spent several years in New York city. In 1868 he located in Onondaga county and engaged in hotel work in the town of Manlius, at Fayetteville and Kirkville. In 1875 he came to Munnsville and bought the American Hotel which is now known as Hotel Rightmyer. Mr. Rightmyer married Louisa Hall, who died August 24, 1898. Mr. Rightmyer is a member of Oneida Lodge, No. 270, F. & A. M. and Oneida Chapter R. A. M.; also of Prosperity Lodge No. 484, I. O. O. F., being a charter member. In politics he is independent, but not an aspirant to office. Mr. Rightmyer's father was supervisor of Manheim, Herkimer county, and a justice about thirty years. His great grandfather was a captain in the Revolutionary war.

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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