Biography of Elijah Root
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Root, Elijah, the first of the family to settle in this county, came from Oneida county in 1833, and bought a farm in the northwest part of Clarendon. He was a member of the Clarendon M. E. Church, and married Susan Smith, by whom he had these children: Elijah, Ezekiel, Datus E., who lives in California; Joseph, Nathan, Harvey, Asbury, Wesley, Mary and Betsey. Elijah settled in Murray; Ezekiel in Rich's Corners; Nathan in Barre, and later in Illinois; Harvey and Asbury died in early manhood; Wesley settled in the west; Mary married Mr. Green; Betsey married Bela Shearer; Joseph settled on the homestead and married Elvira Thompson, by whom he had these children: Sidney, who died young; Lucy, who married George Clark; Eusebia, who married Chauncey Burnham; Daniel T., who married Harriet Reynolds and settled in Michigan, and William, a farmer in Clarendon on the homestead. In 1856 he married Mary A., daughter of Rev. William Williams, by whom he had these children: Weldon, who died in infancy; Elvira A., who married Charles Alderman; Gertrude J., who married William Kast; Bertha M., who married Alfred Potter; Cora B., who married Bruce Stockham, and Ernest E., who is unmarried and resides on the homestead, being the fourth generation to occupy it. William Root died in 1879.

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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