Biography of Aaron P. Borden
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Borden, Aaron Porter, was born in Prattsburg, N. Y., in 1836. Porter A. Borden, his father, was born in Cayuga county, in 1802, one of ten children, and came to Prattsburg in 1830 and settled on a farm. He was a member of the State militia, and married Maria Benenway, a native of Dutchess county, by whom he had twelve children. He died in 1887, aged eighty seven years, and his wife in 1861, aged sixty years. Aaron P. Borden remained with his father until he was twenty one years of age, when he engaged in teaching school, which he continued for a number of years during the winter, and attending the Franklin Academy during the summer. In 1867 he bought his present farm, which he has since superintended, and in connection with the farm he carries on an extensive fire insurance business. He has been postmaster of Lynn post office, in the town of Prattsburg since 1882. In 1865 he married Cynthia R. McConnell, who was born in Italy, Yates county, a daughter of Alexander and Rosina (Gillett) McConnell. Mr. Borden is a member of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 538 of Avoca. Mrs. Borden is a member of the M. E. church, Epworth League, and a strong advocate of the temperance cause. Jabez Gillett, Mrs. Borden's grandfather, was a pioneer in the town of Prattsburg, coming here in 1817, and was one of the founders of the Franklin Academy in Prattsburg.

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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