Biography of Ira Patchin
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Patchin, Ira, was born in 1812. His grandfather, Walter Patchin, was born at Ballston Spa, Saratoga county, N. Y., and settled in Wayland about 1814. He purchased a tract of land at Patchinsville. He was a Revolutionary soldier and pensioner. He died in 1855 aged ninety years, and is buried at East Wayland. Warren Patchm, father of Ira, was born in Ballston Spa, Saratoga county, in 1785, was in the War of 1812, and settled in East Wayland in 1817, and died in 1872. He was the most noted doctor in this locality, having a ride of over fifty miles. He owned 700 acres of land at one time. In 1803 he married Ruth Cartwright, who was born at Catskill, Greene county, N. Y., in 1783, and died in 1853, by whom he had six children: Warren, who was born in 1804, and died in 1879; Jabez, who was born in 1806, and died in 1825; Harriet, who was born in 1808; Ira, as above; Cameron, who was born in 1820; and Minerva, who was born in 1826. Ira Patchin was educated in the common schools and attended the Prattsburg Academy. He was a clerk in the store of J. Hess & Co., of Dansville, for six years, and previously clerked in the store of J. L. Monier, of Patchinsville for six years. In 1855 he purchased the farm where he now resides. At Penn Yang, N. Y., in 1852, he married Elizabeth M. Ellis, who was born in Madison county, N. Y., in 1825, by whom he had two children: Carrie Elizabeth, who was born in 1858, wife of Eugene Wilhelm, and resides in Michigan. They have two children: Eugene B., who was born in 1886, and Philip, who was born in 1890; and Sprague Ellis, who was born in 1861; and married Amelia C. Hurzler, who was born at Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1867, by whom he had two children Merton H., who was horn in 1890, and Ira J., who was born in 1893.

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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