Biography of W. A. Tiff
Madison County, NY Biographies





Tiff, W. A., p. o. Pratt's Hollow. - Jonathan Tiff was the pioneer head of a family of enterprising descendants who came from Connecticut many years ago and settled in Sangerfield, whence they moved to Madison county. Among the children of the pioneer were Amaziah, who is remembered as one of the best farmers of Eaton; Joseph, who was accidentally killed about twenty five years ago; Electa, who married Isaiah Bellfield and lived in Stockbridge; Lorenzo, who died in Rome; Lydia, who now lives in Waterville. Amaziah Tiff came to Eaton about 1838, but from early childhood had made his own way in life. In this town he bought the Asa Clark farm, which he cleared up and improved. His wife was Martha Pierce, daughter of one of the pioneers of Oneida county, by whom he had three children: William A., who now lives in comfortable retirement on the old farm in Eaton, and James A. of the famous "Black Horse Cavalry," who was killed in the year 1861-65; and one other child who died in infancy. Amaziah Tiff's wife died comparatively early and their children were reared by " Aunt Eunice " Pierce, a woman of splendid qualities and excellent capacity.

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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