Biography of Samuel Root
Madison County, NY Biographies





Root, Samuel, who died in Cazenovia. August 22, 1891. in the seventy first year of his age, was for many years a substantial farmer and leading business man of the town of Cazenovia. He was born in 1820 in the town of Fenner, a son of Edward and Hannah (Turner) Root. He was a member of an old New England family, representatives of which were among the first settlers of this region. His grandmother, Nancy Turner, was the second white woman to come to Cazenovia. Mr. Root was educated in the schools of Fenner and at Cazenovia Seminary. He was engaged in farming all his life, but also interested in other business enterprises and was one of the pioneer cheese manufacturers in the county. In politics he was a strong Republican, but could never be induced to accept public office. He married Miss Sarah Comstock, daughter of Zephaniah Comstock, and four children were born to them: Charles Z. (deceased), Anna Averill, wife of Dr. J. F. Place of Binghamton, N. Y.; Martha of Cazenovia, and Sarah Grace (deceased).

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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