Biography of Robert A. Stewart
Madison County, NY Biographies





Stewart, Robert A., son of James and C. Elizabeth (Clark) Stewart, was born in the town of Lenox, this county, October 10, 1843. His father was a native of Fenner, this county, and was always a farmer; his grandfather, Robert Stewart, came from Scotland to this country in early life and was one of the first settlers of the town of Fenner; he had come with his father, and both lie buried in Peterboro Cemetery. Mr. Stewart was educated in the old Oneida Seminary and remained upon the farm until 1873. In that year he removed to Mohawk, Herkimer county, N. Y.., and was engaged in a malting business there about two years. In the fall of 1875 he began a similar business in Oneida in company with A. C. Stewart and W. W. Warr, under the firm name of R. A. Stewart & Co. Later this was changed to Stewart, Tibbits & Warr, and upon the death of A. C. Stewart to Stewart & Barton. The firm took its present name of Stewart, Barton & Co. on the admission of Thomas O'Brien. The business comprises malting, dealing in grain, etc. Mr. Stewart has served four years as village trustee, and is a valued citizen of Oneida. He married in November, 1868, Anna Eliza Merrill, and one daughter has been born to them, Mrs. Walter S. Ryan of Oneida.

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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