Biography of David Calkins
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Calkins, David, was born in Mt. Washington, Mass., and died at West Gaines at the age of eighty four in 1868 on the farm where his daughter, Miss Eleanor, now resides His wife, Sarah Stuart, was born in Kent, Conn., and died at West Gaines in 1852, aged seventy four. David came with his family to West Gaines, March 12, 1821, and bought the farm on which he lived and died; he endured the hardships of pioneer life. The children of David and Sarah are as follows: Edward, born in Kent, Conn., in 1804, and died August 8, 1873, married Eliza Beauvay; John, born in Kent, Conn., in 1809, resides in Lewiston, married Betsey Curtis, by whom he has four children: Sarah, Ellen J., S. Cordelia, and John; Cornelius, born in Kent in 1810, died in 1882, married Alzina Patrick and have four children: J. Jay, Ray, Addie, and Ella; Eleanor, born in Kent, September 20, 1813, lives on the farm where her parents lived and died; Sarah, born in Cayuga county, September 23, 1817, and died at the family home in 1873; James; born on this farm in 1823 and resides in Albion, married Jane Sherman and have five children: Sarah, Alice, Anjennett, Edwin, James, and Frank Sherman.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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