Biography of the Root Family
Orleans County, NY Biographies





The Root Family. - The grandfather of Thomas was born in Massachusetts, and died in Carlton, and his father, Reuben, was born in Massachusetts and died in Yates in 1876, aged eighty two years. The wife of Reuben Root was Betsey Hastings, who was born in Toronto, Can., and died in Yates, and their children were: Mary, born in Yates in 1822, and resides in Barry county, Mich.; Annice, born in Yates in 1824, and died in St. Louis, Mo., in 1882; Nathaniel, born in Yates and died in Lapeer county, Mich., in 1867, and was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion; Rosanna, Reuben of Van Buren county, Mich., Thomas (our subject) born in Yates tune 24, 1832; Edward, Eliza Jane, George. Thomas Root was educated in the common schools of Yates and then engaged in farming, owning seventy two acres. He was a member of the I. O. G. T. of Fountain Lodge. October 10, 1853, he married Johanna Fuller, daughter of Reuben Fuller. She was born October 29, 1834. Reuben Fuller was born in 1800 and his wife, Fannie Moorehonse, was born in 1806. Reuben died May 14, 1891, and his wife September 17, 1854. The children of Thomas and Joanna Root were; Reuben Marion, born September 20, 1854, married Jessy Very, of Buffalo, and they reside in Buffalo; Frank Eugene, born November 10, 1856, married Addie Robinson, and they have one son, Fred; Lewis T., born April 23, 1859, married Clara Weaver; William R., born November 28, 1862, and died April 22, 1865. The children of Reuben and Jessy Root are Jessie Elizabeth and R. Vary. Reuben Marion Root is a physician and was educated in Albion Academy, Lima Wesleyan Seminary, and was graduated from the Buffalo College in 1883. He is practicing his profession in Buffalo.

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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