Biography of Myron H. Rider
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Rider, Myron H., was born in Fremont, N. Y., May 18, 1848. His grandfather was born in Massachusetts in 1766, and moved to Dutchess county, N. Y., thence to Saratoga county, N. Y., and in 1811 he came to what is now Fremont, where he was one of the oldest settlers. He died in 1863. The father of our subject was born in Saratoga county, N. Y., and came to Fremont with his father in 1811. He was a mechanic, but his principal occupation was farming. He has a good common school education, and has held the office of assessor of the town. He was also member of the Presbyterian church at Howard. He married Eliza Mosher, by whom he had three children: Harriet A., who was born in September, 1831; Orrin L., who was born in 1833; and Samuel E., who was born in 1836. His wife died in 1836, and in 1838, he married Elizabeth Connor, who was born in Saratoga county, N. Y., in 1811, by whom he had one child, Myron H., as above, who received a common school education, after which he engaged in farming, and now owns a farm of 126 acres near Haskinsville. At Howard, N. Y., April 26, 1809, he married Eliza J. Cornue, who was born October 11, 1845, in Prattsburg, by whom he had three children: Archie C., who was born May 24, 1878; Derry S., who was born April 5, 1882: and Carrie S., who was born July 26, 1884. Samuel E. Rider, brother of our subject, served in the Rebellion, in the 141st N. Y. Vols., and died in the service.

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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