Biography of Calvin E. Farmer
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Farmer, Calvin E., Potsdam, was born on a farm in the town of Norfolk, August 31, 1845, a son of Emerson B., a native of East Rutland, Vt., who came to this county in 1803, settling on a farm in the town of Norfolk, where he spent the balance of his life. He died in August, 1880, at seventy-five years of age. The mother of our subject was Mary Jane Lewis, of Crown Point, N. Y., and they had seven children, six of whom are living: Benjamin E., of Mississippi; Mary S. Angel, of Los Angeles, Cal.; Eliza Babcock, of Potsdam; Linden, a farmer of Potsdam; Clifford, a farmer of Potsdam; and Calvin, Calvin was educated in Norwood public schools, and was only sixteen years of age when the war broke out. He enlisted January 2, 1863, as a private in Company B., Second Regt., Miun. Inf., and saw service with them in the battles of Lookout Mountain, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Savannah, Ringgold, Buzzard's Roost, and a great many other engagements. Mr. Farmer was wounded at the battle of Atlanta, hut not serious enough to cause his withdrawal from the service. He was discharged at the close of the war, and returned to Norfolk. In 1878 be bought a farm of fifty acres, where he made his home until 1885. That year he sold and bought a farm of 150 acres, which he conducts as a dairy, with fifteen head of cattle, four horses, sheep and other stock. He has been for the most of the time since in school district No. 18, where he resides. He is a member of Luther Priest Post, G. A. R., No. 167. He married in 1874, Angeline, daughter of John Lamora, of Canada, and they have four children: William Ezra, born September 1, 1875; Harley John, born August 7, 1878; George Madison, born January 28, 1881; and Edson James, born February 12, 1882.

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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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