Biography of James S. Bronson
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Bronson, James S., was born November 14, 1822. His grandfather, Solomon Bronson, was born in Oneida county, and came to Wayland and settled near Loon Lake, where he took up 1,200 acres. He was a Methodist minister, and also followed farming some. He died at sixty five years of age. James Bronson, father of James S., was born in Oneida county, and came to Steuben county with his father when nineteen years of age. He was a member of the M. E. Conference about forty years, and in connection with his ministry, he farmed it and dealt in lumber, and also was the owner of a store. He was a member of the F. and A. M. He married Lida Pierce, who was born in Otsego county, and died at seventy five years of age, by whom he had six children: Maria, Lida Ann, Jane, James S., Levi C., and Jnlyann. Mr. Bronson died at eighty four years of age. James S. Bronson was educated at Dansville. He has owned two saw mills and followed farming on a farm located near Haskinville; he has been a correspondent to seventeen different editors' papers, and has been justice of the peace. He married Hannah, daughter of Hon. William C. Rogers of South Dausville. She was a teacher in the public school, and died November 18, 1889.

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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