Biography of Philip Podger
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Podgers, Philip, is a son of James, born in Devonshire, England, who came to America in 1864 and settled in Carlton, where he died June 5, 1881, aged seventy eight. He married Mary A. Somers, of his native town, and she died in 1885, aged eighty two. Their children were: Mary, born in 1824, John, born in 1830, Ann, born in 1832, James, born in 1833, William, born in 1835, Henry. born in 1836, Philip, born in 1837, Elizabeth J., born in 1839. Our subject came to this county at the age of eighteen, and settled in Middleport, where he worked for Jeremiah Colton at the blacksmith trade. After four years he removed to Two Bridges, this county, and worked at his trade for lumself until 1891, when he bought the Two Bridges Hotel, of which he is now proprietor and owner, owning besides this a blacksmith shop, and a house and lot in fine condition. Mr. Podgers is a member of the A. O. U. W., of Two Bridges, No. 247. In 1860 he married at Middleport, Harriet Mortimer, who was born in Devonshire, England in 1844. a daughter of Thomas Mortimer, who was born in 1807 and is still living, having served in the late war, and losing an eye at Gettysburg. He married Mary Pratt, who was born in Devonshire, England, and died in Middleport, in 1856, aged fifty years. Mr. and Mrs. Podgers have had four children: John J., born March 26, 1861, married Sarah Stone; Mary E., born August 6, 1863; Henry Eugene, born November 14, 1871, married Ellen Bailey, and has one child, Philip, born February 17, 1894; and Flora J., born June 13, 1874.

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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