Biography of Jesse T. Atkins, Jr.
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Atkins, jr., Jesse T., was born in Greenwood in 1860, son of Jesse T. Atkins, a native of Enfield, Tompkins county, born January 29, 1820, who married Harriet Scott, who was born in Genoa, Cayuga county, December 21, 1836, by whom he had three children, The paternal grandparents, William and Rosina (Townsend) Atkins, were pioneers of Greenwood, where they died. The maternal grandparents, John and Roby (Baker) Scott, were natives of Genoa and Connecticut, respectively. He died in Genoa in 1839, and Mrs. Scott came to Greenwood, where she died February 21, 1876. Jesse T. Atkins was one of the most successful farmers and business men of the town of Greenwood, and died April 13, 1868. Mrs. Atkins still resides on the homestead. Jesse T. Atkins, jr., was reared on the farm in Greenwood, and has always followed farming and speculating. He has about 650 acres of land, and resides on the homestead which contains about 195 acres. In politics he is a Republican, and is a member of Sentinel Lodge, No. 150, F. & A. M.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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