Biography of Mrs. E. Throop Simpson
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Simpson, Mrs. E. Throop, is a descendant of Henry Drake, who was her grandfather. He was born in New Jersey, April 6, 1770, and settled in Gaines in 1811. Mrs. Simpson's father was Joseph Park Drake, born in Ovid, Seneca county, February 9, 1806. and moved with his parents to East Gaines in 1811. He died on the place where his daughter now resides, at Two Bridges, October 3,1881. He married Zibeah Ruggles February 11, 1835. His wife was born in Rosiere, Jefferson county July 30, 1812, and died in Carlton. September 16, 1862. The children of Joseph Park and Zibeah Drake were as follows: Charles H., born in Carlton, February 11, 1836, and died August 8, 1837; Oscar, born March 12, 1838, died June 20, 1838; Emeline, born June 9, 1841 (our subject); Harriet, born February 25, 1844, died March 20, 1844; George W., born June 10, 1845, died June 8, 1861; Warren P., born July 3, 1856, died May 31, 1861; Ella C., born January 10, 1859, died May 24, 1861. Mrs. Simpson, whose maiden name was Emeline Drake, was married at Two Bridges, February 12, 1861, to Enos T. Simpson, who was born June 20, 1830, at Two Bridges, and died January 27, 1892. His father was Ass Simpson, born in Caynga county. Enos and Emeline Simpson were the parents of two children, viz.: Lettie M., born June 1, 1862, and died March 15, 1878, and George D. George D. Simpson was born February 21, 1865, and married Eveline McCord Browne, born August 6, 1861, in Atlanta, Ga. Her father was N. Foster Browne, a native of New Jersey, and a Presbyterian minister, now a resident of Two Bridges. George D. and Eveline Simpson were married September 12, 1888, and they have one child Helen, born December 9, 1889. George D. Simpson was elected justice of the peace of Carlton. Mr. Enos T Simpson carried on an extensive farming business, and owned, in company with his brother, two warehouses at the Bridges, where they did a large commission business, buying grain, wool, apples, and beans, which were shipped to Oswego. Boston, New York, and other points. This was before the R. W. &. O. R R. was built, and they carried on the business for twenty years or more. Mr. E. T. Simpson was collector of customs at the Oak Orchard harbor under President Johnson's administration; also held the office of town clerk for a number of years.

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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