Biography of Edward Scofield
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Scofield, Edward, was born in Monroe county May 27, 1849. He was educated for an architect and has filled responsible positions in Chicago and other western cities. He was engaged in the nursery business fifteen years and latterly has been engaged in farming and giving attention to inventions, of which he has perfected half a dozen, the most notable of which is his wire fence, pronounced to be the best in the market. His father was Samuel Scofield, who was one of the leading men in Monroe county in his day, and his mother, Jane H. (Cox). Scofield. His father and mother's grandparents were among the early settlers of Monroe county, arriving There about the same time. The country was then a wilderness. Selecting what is now the town of Wheatland for their future home, and on the mother's side, using a sleigh box to sleep in, and keeping fires burning around them to keep off the wolves, until they could build. Each had large tracts of land running from the rich bottom land of the Genesee west, and south of and near the village of Scottsville; and many are the Indians who have slept in front of the fireplace over night or had a meal of victuals from their board.

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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