Biography of Thomas Root
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Root, Thomas, was born in Yates June 14, 1832. His grandfather 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 was Betsey Hastings, born in Toronto, Canada, and died in Yates. Their children were: Mary, born in 1822, Annice, who died in 1882, Nathaniel, died in 1867, a soldier in the war of the Rebellion; Rosanna, Reuben, Thomas. Edward, Eliza and George. Thomas Root was educated in the common schools and engaged in farming, owning seventy two acres. He was a member of the I. O. G. T., Fountain Lodge. On October, 19, 1853, he married Johanna, daughter of Reuben Fuller. She was born October 29, 1834. Reuben Fuller was born in 1800, and his wife, Fannie Moorhouse, was born in 1806. Reuben died May 14, 1891, and his wife September 17,1854. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Root were: Reuben, born September 20, 1854, married Jessie Vary of Buffalo; Frank, born November 10, 1856, married Addie Robinson, and they have one son, Fred; Lewis T., born April 23, 1859, married Clara Weaver; Willie R., born November 28, 1862, died April 22, 1865. The children of Reuben and Jessie Root are Jessie and R. Vary. Reuben Root is a physician, and was educated in Albion Academy. Lima Wesleyan Seminary, and graduated from the Buffalo College in 1883. He is practicing 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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