Soule, A. P., was born in Richland, April 8, 1842, a son of Stephen and Sarah E. (Porter) Soule, he a native
of Richland, born December 8, 1812, and she of Sandy Creek, born February 22, 1813. The father of Stephen was Constant
Soule, a native of Vermont, who came to Richland about 1800, where he died near the farm he settled and near the
Soule's Church, which took its name from this family. The father of our subject spent his days in his native town,
and was a farmer. Subject was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He went to work for Mr. Kingsford
March 10, 1864, worked two and one half years, then bought the farm that he now owns, where he lived for two and
one half years; then left his farm to superintend the Kingsford farm of Oswego, which position he held for seventeen
years. He came on the farm he now owns in 1887. He follows dairying, making a specialty of breeding Hamiltonian
horses, and owns a grandson of "Hamiltonian 10," seven years old, by "Duroc," and is named
"Young Duroc." He married in 1866 Clarie E. Forbes, a native of Ellisburg, Jefferson county, by whom
he has one daughter, Annie F. Mr. Soule owns 163 acres, keeps a dairy of twenty one cows, and also has twenty three
head of horses. Subject worked for Mr. Thomson Kingsford of Oswego on the same farm, without having a day of lost
time charged to him, until he earned over $11,000.
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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