Biography of Jacob P. Stroud
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Stroud, Jacob P., was born in Sussex county, N. J., April 15, 1824, a son of Jacob and Mary (Probasco) Stroud, of Stroudsburg, Pa., the former being named after Colonel Stroud, a brother of the grandfather of the subject, Samuel Stroud, who came from England and finally settled in Woodhull in 1826, where he died. The father of the subject died in 1877, and the mother in 1852. Jacob P. was educated in the public schools, and followed lumbering and farming. In 1868 he engaged in the mercantile business, which he continued till 1871, when he returned to farming. A year later he rebuilt the store, and engaged again in business until he was burned out, then sold monuments for Field & Alden, of Hornellsville until they went to Rochester; he has been for fifteen years agent for the Osborne Company, manufacturers of agricultural implements. Mr. Stroud served as justice of the peace for several years. In 1848 he married Sarah J., daughter of William and Sarah (Cole) Chase, of Addison, N. Y., and their children are: Willis W., born October 5, 1850; Sarah A., born November 17, 1851; Martin M., born October 13, 1853; J. Frank, born January 25, 1855; and Emma, born March 19, 1850.

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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