Biography of Mrs. Serepta S. M. Lathrop (w/o John)
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Lathrop, Mrs. Serepta S. Merrill, Lawrence, was born in Vermont in 1811, adaughter of John Merrill, who during the War of 1812-15 was captain of a Vermont militia company and participated in the battle of Plattsburg, and granddaughter of John Merrill, who served seven years in the Revolution. In 1837 she married Rial Lathrop of Chelsea, Vt, and they had two children: Hiram, who died at the age of six years; and Clarinda, who resided with her mother until her death, aged fifty years. Mr. Lathrop and family came in 1867 to Nicholville, where he engaged in the meat business. He was a man of means, and generosity in all public works. In politics he was a Whig, and later a Republican, and served in various offices in his native town. Both Mr. and Mrs. Lathrop were life long members of the Methodist church, of which the former was a liberal supporter, and Mrs. Lathrop has willed the church $4,000, having also given liberally to all public enterprises, no one in need being ever turned away from her door. She has always been a great reader, and although eighty three years of age she is well informed on the leading topics of the day, and especially takes a great interest in politics, being a strong advocate of the principles of the Republican party, Since her husband's death in 1884 she has resided in Nicholville.

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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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