Biography of Aaron Barrows
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Barrows, Aaron, Potsdam, was born in Dorset, Bennington county, Vt,, August 23, 1806. The father of our subject, also Aaron, is a native of Connecticut, born in Mansfield, September 28, 1775, removed to Dorset, Vt., and in 1800 married Hulda Langdon, born at Fishkiil, February 9, 1774, arid died October 18, 1873. She was a descendant of the old Dutch settlers of Dutchess county. Solomon Barrows, father of Aaron, was a soldier of the Revolution and was in the battle of White Plains. Our subject was the third son of six children, all deceased but one sister, Lydia Rice, of Ohio, and our subject. February 25, 1816, his parents moved into St. Lawrence county, locating in Canton. After leaving school he taught for seven winters and in the summers worked at cabinet making, a trade he followed until 1849, when he engaged in mercantile business at Crary's Mills, where he has ever since conducted a store, For six years he bought produce for Proctor & Wood on joint account, and handled from twenty to twenty seven thousand dollars worth of butter, cheese, etc., per year. He has been the Postmaster of Crary's Mills for thirty years and justice of the peace nine years, was also school inspector for several years and school commissioner, He was a Democrat until the war broke out, and has since been a Republican. Be married, January 8, 1835, Emeline, daughter of William Boyden, of Canton, one of its eariest settlers. They have had three children, all deceased. Mrs. Barrows died December 25, 1892, at the advanced age of 80 years. His oldest daughter, Amelia, married Russell S. Elmer, and died June 11, 1870, and they had one daughter, who died in 1869, aged seven months.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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