Biography of Eleazer T. Cone
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Cone, Eleazer T., was born in the town of New Lisbon. Otsego county, N. Y., June 24, 1835, son of Naanian Cone, also a native of Otsego and a farmer. He came to Steuben county in 1852 and located in Hornellsville. conducting a saw mill and brick yard, and continuing in that business until the time of his death, which occurred October 29, 1855, at the age of fifty four. He was poormaster at that time. Mr. Cone's mother, Joanna Warner, was a native of Otsego county, and she died in 1858. Mr. and Mrs. Cone were the parents of six children, five of whom are still living. Eleazer was given a good education, and was in business with his father at the time he came to Hornellsville. In 1861 he entered the employ of the Erie Railroad Company, and for two years was foreman of fence building on the Buffalo Division. The fall of 1862 he went into the shops and was engineer of the stationary engine. In 1873 he bought a farm of 125 acres on lot 11, which he uses for dairy purposes, grain and vegetables. He has erected many buildings and made improvements on the farm, which is now known as "Pleasant Valley" dairy farm. He is a Republican and has been trustee of District No. 5. In 1862 he married Mary E., daughter of Job and Rosilla Hanks Goff. Mr. Goff was also a native of Otsego county, coming to Goff's Mills in the town of Howard in 1812, and to Hornellsville in 1854. He died in 1886, eighty two years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Cone have five children: Nellie A., wife of Fred W. McIntosh of this town; Burton B., who is an employee of McConnell's Mill in Hornellsville; N. Warner, who is on a farm in the town of Almond; Willard R. at home; and Fannie F., a teacher.

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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