Biography of Cyrus C. Abernethy
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Abernethy, Cyrus C., Madrid, was born in Waddington, February 22, 1839. His father, Calvin, was the eldeat son of Cyrus and Sallie (Doolittle) Abernethy, natives of Vermont, who emigrated to Madrid in 1802, and here spent the remainder of their days. Calvin Abernethy was born at Cornwall, Vt., in 1797. He was five years of age when his parents came to Madrid. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He engaged in farming, first purchasing a farm on Grass River, where he lived a short time, when he located in Waddington on the farm our subject now owns. In 1821 he married Lura, daughter of John McKnight, a native of Massachusetts. Mr. Abernethy and wife have had these children: Sarah, Levi O., Susan H., Monroe, Helen, Pauline and Cyrus C. Monroe enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Sixth N. Y. Infautry, and died at Martinsburg, Va. Mr. Abernethy was formerly a Democrat1 but in later years a Republican and held the office of highway commissioner two terms. He aud wife were members of the Universalist church in Madrid. He died March 1, 1890, aged ninety three years. Mrs. Abernethy died June 7, 1876. Cyrus C. was reared and educated in Waddington. He has always been engaged in farming, and at present owns 116 acres of land and follows general farming. In 1860 he married Samantlia, daughter of Stowell Brigham, a native of Vermont, who came to Madrid, and then removed to Canton, where he died in 1873. Mr. Abernethy and wife have had one son, Warren, who has spent eleven years of his life railroading in Illinois, but at present is engaged in farming at Waddington. He married Ida Esslinger, a native of Ohio, and they have one daughter, Dawn. In 1864 Mr. Abernethy enlisted in Company I, Ninety first N. Y. Infantry, and served until the close of the war. In politics he is a Republican, has held the office of assessor thirteen years, and is one of the present assessors. He and wife are members of the Universalist church of Madrid.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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