Biography of Jacob Piper
Oswego County, NY Biographies





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.

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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