Biography of George Squire
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Squire, George, was the first of the family to settle in Orleans county. He was a native of Hillsdale, Columbia county, and the son of Jesse Squire, being one of twelve children. His father was a soldier in the Revolutionary war; was engaged in the battle with the Indians at Canajoharie, took part in the battle of Saratoga, and was present at the surrender of Burgoyne. He was the son of Asa Squire, who came from Scotland and settled in Ontario. Jesse Squire married Amy Cole. George Squire was born October 15, 1788. He served in the War of 1812, where he received the title of major. He came to Murray in 1825, settled at what is now Hulburton, and built the first frame house of the town wbere the store of J. Moore & Son now stands. Mr. George Squire has always been a farmer. In politics he is a Democrat, and has held office as justice of the peace. justice of sessions and supervisor. He married Betsy Williams, and they were the parents of the following children: George H., James E., Alfred J., Orsamus J., Antoinette, Esther J., Eunice A. and Almira, who died young. George H. Squire married Louisa Armstrong and resided at Hulburton the early part of his life, and died on his way to California in 1852. James E. is a lawyer. He went to California in 1849 and settled at San Francisco. Orsamus J. settled at Bergen. Antoinette married H. N. Ellison, of Murray. Esther J. married Stephen P. Wood, of Murray, who went to California, where he died. Eunice A. married E. N. Felton, of Bergen. Mr. George Squire died at Hulburton, March 1, 1867. Alfred J. Squire was born at Hulburton in 1834 and spent his life in the town of Murray until 1871. His occupation is farming, tiLough for a number of years he was associated with John Moon in the mercantile trade. He is the pioneer in the quarry business in the town of Murray, having opened quarries in 1870, which he has since operated. Mr. Alfred Squire is a Democrat and has served as town clerk and justice of the peace. He is a member of the Holley Lodge, I. O. O. F., and Murray Lodge, No. 380, F. & A. M. In 1855 he married Emily Ripley, daughter of Rev. Horatio M. Ripley, and they have four children: George H., Alfred R., Jesse E. and Minnie E. The Sons are engaged in the stone business with their father. George H. married Gussie B., daughter of John B. Scott, of Columbia county. Alfred R. married Jessie Hargrave, daughter of William Hargrave, of Hulburton. Minnie E. married Christopher Otto, of Gasport, N. Y. Alfred J. Squire moved to Rochester in 1891.

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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