Biography of Jesse D. Northrup
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Northrup, Jesse D., was born in Greenwood, March 9, 1859, the only child of Ebenezer and Hannah Elliott Northrup. Ebenezer w'as left an orphan when very young and was brought up by an uncle in New Jersey, where he learned the blacksmith's trade, at which he worked a number of years. April 8, 1858, he settled on a farm in Greenwood, where he resided until the time of his death, which occurred April 8, 1873. Mrs. Northrup was the daughter of John and Sarah Ingraham Elliott, who came from New Ashford, Mass., to Allegany, N. Y., at an early day. Mr. Elliott was a rope maker by trade, but the latter part of his life was spent on a farm. He died in 1878, and Mrs. Elliott in 1874. In politics Mr. Northrup was a Republican, and for a number of years was magistrate of Greenwood. They are memb ers of the Baptist church. Jesse D. was reared on a farm, and after his father's death, which occurred when he was but fifteen, took charge of the homestead farm which he has carried on successfully to the present time. He is a Republican, and at present one of the assesors of the town. He is a member of the Sentinel Lodge, No. 151, F. & A. M., of Greenwood, of which he is master.

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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