Piper, Jacob, was a native of Herkimer county. He came to Volney about 1840. For many years he carried on the
shoe and harness business at Volney Centre. He was appointed postmaster under Buchanan's administration and held
the office for several years after. Mr. Piper was married three times, first to Elizabeth Wright by whom he had
three children: H. Delos, who was in the service during the late war and was killed at Fort Gibson; Aurelia, a
successful teacher who died of diphtheria at the age of about twenty, and Jay M., now residing at Fulton. His second
wife was Eliza Breed and their only child was Giles S. Piper, of Fulton, who was born at Volney Centre September
20, 1849, educated at Volney, Falley Seminary and Cazenovia Seminary, studied law with E. S. Pardee, esq., was
admitted to the bar in June, 1874; a member of the law firm of Pardee & Piper until the death of Mr. Pardee
in 1881, after which he was associated with F. D. Van Wagenen, esq., under the firm name of Piper & Van Wagenen
for about two years, and since September, 1889, has been a partner of Arvin Rice, esq., under the firm name of
Piper & Rice. On June 18, 1879, was married to Helen A., daughter of La Fayette Alfred of Mexico, and has two
children. His third wife was Angeline Wetmore by whom he had three children: George B., a carpenter of Fulton;
Frederick G., a salesman, and Genevieve, wife of George Burnaskey of Lysander. About 1870 Jacob Piper moved upon
his farm about one mile south of Volney Centre where he lived until his death, which occurred in July, 1884.
Landmarks of Oswego County
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895
Oswego County, NY
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