Biography of Ira G. Hosmer
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Hosmer, Ira G., Louisville, was born in Louisville, May 6, 1829. He is the third son of a family of eleven children born to Otis G. and Betsey (Perkins) Hosmer, natives of Chester, Vt., who came to Massena about 1806, and soon moved to Louisville on the farm now owned by the subject of this sketch, where Mr. Hosmer died in 1883, and his wife in 1835. The grandfather of subject, Wm. Hosmer, was born in Boston and moved to Chester, Vt., where he lived and died, He had eleven sons and one daughter, and all save one weighed over 200 pounds each. He was in the War of the Revolution, and four of his sons were in the War of 1812, one of them, Martin, being a quartermaster. The subject's father was justice of the peace for many years, and held most of the town offices. Mr. Hosmer was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He has always followed farming and owns 438 acres of land, and keeps a dairy of thirty five cows. He is a Democrat, and he and family are Universalists. September 29, 1858, he was married to Betsey, daughter of Wm. and Lucy Perkins, he of Stanstead, Vt., and she of Connecticut. They had three children: William, at home; Martin, who married Jane Hart, by whom he has three children, Hattie M., Ida M., and an infant; Harriet M., wife of A. John Heague.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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