Biography of William Stanbro
Madison County, NY Biographies





Stanbro, William, p. o Brookfield, N. Y., was born in that place, July 24, 1865. He is a grandson of Peleg Stanbro (born in Stonington, Conn., March 28, 1790,) who came to Brookfield when a young man, was married to Rhoda Collins, a native of Rhode Island (born August 19, 1798, died December 21, 1849), and lived in Brookfield till his death. March 2, 1888. William Stanboro, son of Peleg and father of William, the subject of this sketch, was born in Brookfield, October 15, 1829. He was one of the leading farmers of the town, cultivating 416 acres of land. He was a prominent member of the Republican party in his town, serving as assessor twelve years, supervisor seven years, justice of the peace four years, and many years on the Republican county committee. He was a member of Brookfield Lodge No. 632, I. O. O. F. In 1852 he was married to Phoebe, daughter of Hoxie Collins, who bore him six children: Elmer, J. Duane, and Jennie, (all deceased,) William, Frank, and Jay (deceased). Mrs. Stanbro died in 1872, and he was married to Esther Palmiter; he died June 16, 1898. William Stanbro, Jr., was educated in Brookfield union school, taught school four winters, was a cheese maker three seasons, and is now engaged in farming, living on the homestead and keeping about fifty head of cattle. He is a Republican, has represented his town in county conventions and at present is a justice of the peace. In 1886 he was married to Maud Poppleton of Brookfield; of their union there are are three children, Leon E., Jennie E. and William Hallard.

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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