Biography of James N. Livingston
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Livingston James N., Stockholm, was born in Crown Point, June 23, 1825, Be is a son of William Livingston, a native of Massachusetts, who, when a mere child, went to New Hampshire with his parents. He was educated in Middlebury College, and at the age of fifteen years went to New York city. He was a noted grammarian and assisted in revising one of the text hooks on that subject, and also introduced the elementary system of teaching grammar in New York State. Lucy Chatterton, of Acworth, N. H,, became his wife, and they had nine children. In a very early day Mr. Livingston emigrated to Crown Point, being one of the first settlers. Here he resided about sixteen yearn, and March 10, 1836, came with a team to Stockholm, being four days on the way. He settled on the farm now owned by William Livingston, and here lived and died. In politics he was a Democrat, He and wife were members of the Congregational chnrch, but for the last fifteen years of his life he was a member of the M. B. church. He died January 25, 1863, and his wife April 14, 1877. Subhect of sketch was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Potsdam Academy. He was a boatman when a young man and followed it on lake Champlain. He afterwards worked on the Rutland and Bnrlington Railroad, He was engaged in the mercantile business at Bicknellville four years with Frank B. Peck and three years with J. B. Palmer. He owns 192 acres of land, follows general farming and dairying, and keeps twenty two cows. Mr. Livingston is a Republican, and has served as assessor for eleven years. In religion he and family are liberal. His wife was Sarah M. Covey, a native of Stockholm, and they have one adopted daughter, Mary I., at home.

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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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