Biography of Thomas D. Rodgers
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Rodgers, Thomas D., was born in Tompkins county, N. Y., June 12, 1840, is the eighth of ten children born to Levi F. and Elinore (Davis) Rodgers, he a native of Orange county, N. Y., and she of Wales, who came to America with her parents, David and Elizabeth Davis, and settled in Sullivan county, where the father and mother died. The paternal grandfather, Benjamin Rodgers, was a native of Orange county, where he died. Levi Rodgers was a cooper and farmer, and came to Greenwood in 1840, but removed to Andover, where he died in May, 1890. Mrs. Rodgers died in Greenwood in 1859. Thomas D. Rodgers was reared on a farm, and in 1861 he married Clarissa, daughter of Ames and Louisa (Jones) Spicer of Allegany county, by whom he had four children: Ames L. born August 22, 1860, and educated at Alfred Business College, and is a farmer in Andover; Vanie, born November 3, 1866, educated at Alfred, and is the wife of Oliver Whitcomb, farmer and well driller of Scio, Allegany county; E. Park, born October 6, 1876; and T. Clark, born August 25, 1878. Mr. Rodgers has been justice of sessions two years and justice of the peace twenty years. He is director of Farmers Alliance Co Operative Insurance Company, Steuben county, and is also a member of Lodge 558, F. & A. M., at Andover, and the K. O. T. M. of Andover.

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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