Biography of Rufus Hallock
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Hallock, Rufas was born in Chittenden county, Vt., November 7, 1802, and was the son of John Hallock. The latter settled in Murray, Orleans county, in 1815, and in 1823 moved to St. Lawrence county. Later on the family moved to Woodstock, Canada, and there the pioneer, John Hallock, died. He had seven children, five sons and two daughters. One of these sons, Calvin, lived many years in Genesee county, and eventually moved to Michigan, where he died. Rufas Hallock lived for two years with his parents in St. Lawrence county, but in 1825 came to Barre and located, and there he lived until his death in 1870. He began life with no means, but proved an enterprising and determined farmer and his later years found him possessed of a good property and home. July 3, 1826, he married Susan Tucker, daughter of John Tucker of Shelby. Susan Hallock died in Barre May 16, 1868. Their children were as follows: Isaac, now of Chicago; Stephen and William, both of Albion; Mary, wife of Harvey Gregory of Coldwater, Mich.; Sarah Ann, wife of Charles Standish of Barre; Lyman, who died, aged two years, and Adeline, who died at twenty eight. Stephen Hallock was born in Barre, March 17, 1830. Until he attained his majority he lived with his parents, and then started out upon a long and active business.life, one attended with many viscissitudes, but which, on the whole, has been rewarded with an abundant degree of success. He worked by the month and later with his brother, Isaac, bought and operated a threshing machine. Still later these brothers bought land and managed a farm, but Isaac finally went to Chicago, while Stephen remained in Barre, where he has been the owner of many farming tracts, and where he still lives. With farming he has combined stock dealing and gratifying success has been the result of his labors. In 1860 Stephen Hallock married Sarah E., daughter of Newell Gibson of Barre. They have no children. William Haliock was born in Barre January 14, 1836, and like his brother was brought up on the farm. When of age he began by working his father's farm, but after three years he went to Barre Centre and worked in a blacksmith and wagon shop. He was neither blacksmith nor wagon maker, yet these interests he carried along for seven years with excellent financial success. He then bought a 200 acre farm in Monroe county, stocked it and paid for it ($16,000) all within two years. Selling his farm Mr. Hallock went to Rochester, thence to Canada. at the latter place dealing in horses. Later he bought a farm in Gaines, where he lived one year and then settled in Albion. Here he built his present large and substantial residence, and is still in active business, dealing extensively in stock in addition to his farming interests. Mr. Haflock is a Republican and has held office as highway commissioner and supervisor. In 18- he married Emily O., daughter of Newell Gibson. They have no children.

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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