Biography of Asher S. Northup
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Northup, Asher S., was born in the town of Barrington, Yates county, N. Y., March 7, 1827, son of Eli and Phoebe Osborn Northup, who came to Cameron, this county, in 1830. He died in Bath, in April. 1878, and his wife, September 3, 1873, in Yates county. Asher S. was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He spent one year in the oil regions, and lived in Cameron until 1855, when he bought the farm he now owns. September 3, 1849, he married Catherine E. Allen, who was born in Howard, February 3, 1823, daughter of Samuel and Charlotte Shoals Allen. Mr. Allen was a soldier in the war of 1812. In 1813 he came from Amsterdam, N. Y., to Howard on foot with a change of clothes and an ax. He died in Avoca, aged eighty eight years, and his wife, aged sixty two years. Mr, and Mrs. Northup have two children: Alice J., wife of Peter B. Rumsey of Cameron, and they have three children: Edith E., Claude B., and Laura P.; and Byron A., who was graduated from the school at Bath and Poughkeepsie Business College, and first clerked in Elmira and was then engaged for three years as clerk at $1,000 a year in the government Arsenal at St. Louis, and afterwards in the mercantile business at Rockford, Ill., and was also with a Chicago Brush Company for three years, and for four years has represented the firm of Strong, Cobb & Co., of Cleveland, at a salary of $17,000. He married Laura Warner of Rockford, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Asher Northup are members of the First Christian church of Cameron, N. Y.

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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