Biography of James B. Pipe
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Pipe, James B., was born in Seneca, Ontario county, in 1853. James Pipe, his grandfather, was a laboring man and reared two sons and two daughters. Samuel Pipe, father of James B., was the eldest child, a farmer by occupation, who came from England to the United States in the spring of 1851, and landed in Castle Garden, coming direct to Geneva, N. Y., where he lived for twenty years, and in 1871 came to Prattsburg, where he purchased 600 acres of land. Ten years later he moved to Ingleside, and in 1894 he came to Waterloo, where he has for many years devoted his time to the practice of veterinary medicine. He married Lois Mamby, who died in August, 1894, by whom he had four children: Maria, wife of Uriah F. Probasco of Ingleside ; Samuel W., James B., and Mrs. Emma L. Castor of Prattsburg. He is the only one of the family who came to America. James B. Pipe was educated in the common schools, and remained with his father until 1873, when he purchased 190 acres of his father's farm, on which he has sincc resided, and where he has been actively and successfully engaged in farming and potato growing. He is a member of the Lynn M. E. church in Prattsburg. He served the M. E. church of Wallace as pastor two years, receiving his license as local preacher in 1881, and also served the Wheeler charge one year. In February, 1873, he married Harriet Carhart, a well known teacher in the Prattsburg district schools, who was born in Syracuse, a daughter of Hachaliah and Elizabeth (Shults) Carhart (both deceased), by whom he had five children: Aluara, wife of L. C. Cook of Avoca; Hart C., Elma, Frank B., and Inez. Mrs. Pipe is a member of the M. E. church, and the W.C.T.U. Mr. Carhart was a carpenter and cooper, and the last twenty years of his life was spent in farming, and he came to Prattsburg in 1857.

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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