Biography of George W. Sisson, Jr.
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The Hillview Farm, Potsdam, George W. Sisson, jr., proprietor. Mr. Sisson's first purchase was made in 1886, fifty acres known as the original John Chandler farm. He has added to this from time to time until now the acreage is 170, the growing capacity of which has been largely increased by raising large quantities of corn and the use of the silo. Upon this farm there are now kept sixty head of registered Jerseys of purest blood and individual excellence, which under the name of "The Sisson Herd," have acquired a wide reputation in this and other States. Careful milk and butter records are kept of individual cows and also of the entire herd, which show an average yield per cow of nearly 400 pounds of butter per year-more than double the average of cows in New York State. The dairy is equipped with separators and churns, operated by steam, for the manufacture of fine Jersey butter. George W. Sisson, jr., third son of George W., was born September 12, 1862, educated in Potsdam Normal School, graduated in 1881, taught school two years and then took up agriculture. He married in 1887, Mary Howes of Gouverneur, and they have had three children: Emma Howes, Marion Grace and George.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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