Biography of James Archibald
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





JAMES ARCHIBALD will be remembered as one of the old business men of Owego. He was of Scotch parentage, born July 4, 1776, at Caldwell, Warren county, N. Y. Although not among the earliest settlers, he was an early resident of Owego, removing here February 22, 1822, with his family, consisting of wife and six children, Martha, Alvah, Almon, Samuel, Maria and Allen. He was a tanner, and started a small tannery in the village. He obtained a patent for a large tract of land on the south side of the river, which he and his two sons cleared up. Later in life, he became engaged in farming. He died February 8, 1857.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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