Biography of Nathan Root
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Root, Nathan (deceased), was born in Connecticut in 1798, and died in Clarendon in 1882. His father, Jehiel, was the first of the family to settle in Orleans county, corning from Connecticut to Clarendon about 1814. He married Rachel Hedgeton, by whom he had one son, Nathan, and four daughters: Eliza, Asenath, Anna and Arvilla. Eliza married John Stone; Asenath married Ziba Hill, and both settled in Steuben county; Anna died unmarried; Arvilla married William Bolton and settled in Clarendon. Nathan Root followed agriculture, and died on the old homestead. He was a Baptist, in his religious views, and married Sally A. Bishop, by whom he had three children: George W., Rachel A., and Mary J. George settled on the homestead, and later removed to Byron. Rachel married Frank Herrick and settled in Barre. Mary J. married first Albert D. Turner, and second David N. Pettingill.

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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