Biography of Seth Mullen
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Mullen, Seth, was born in Waterford, Pa., in 1826, and was a posthumous child of John Mullen. He is a genial, unassuming. self made man, who never went to school a day in his life, but was taught by his pet daughter to read and write, and is considered a fairly well educated man. Previous to his coming to Addison in 1840 he worked by the month, running lumber down the Susquehanna River, after which for twenty one years he was employed on the Erie Railroad, as a foreman of construction works, and was afterward engaged in farming, but is now retired from activity. When he came to Addison there were only three houses on the upper side of the river, and he has done much toward the promotion of his town, filling the office of highway commissioner with credit for many years, where he has laid out the principal roads andsuperintended the building of many fine bridges. He was street commissioner when the village was first incorporated, and has been town assessor for nine years. In 1845 he married Betsy M., daughter of Thomas Phillips, by whom he had three children, one of whom died in infancy; Alice, who died in 1890, married Ross Jones of Addison, leaving one son, Ray S. The other daughter, Nellie M. Cowley, resides in Findlay, Ohio, where her husband is United States express agent.

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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