Biography of Rufus P. Calkins
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Calkins, Rufus P., farmer and stock dealer of Mexico, is a son of Russell and Parmelia (Price) Calkins. His father was a native of Vermont, born in 1797, emigrated to Canada with his parents, and at the breaking out of the war of 1812 had their property confiscated because of a refusal to serve in the British army, and came to the United States and located in Oneida county. Russell came to Oswego county in 1815 to the town of Richland, and was followed a few years later by his father, Salmon. He was married here, and his wife died in 1888. He died in 1893. They had eleven children, ten now living. He was deputy sheriff two terms and high sheriff one term. Rufus P. was born in 1827. reared in Richland and has always resided in Oswego county. He has been a farmer and stock dealer all his life. He served as supervisor in 1891, and has been president of the Oswego County Agricultural Society two terms. In 1857 he married Jeanette L. Thomas, who died in 1891, and he afterward married Mattie Ross.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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