Biography of George L. Catlin
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





GEORGE LANE CATLIN, son of Nathaniel (Jr.) and Jane D. (Brodhead) Catlin, was born in the town of Owego, March 10, 1836. He attended in his youth the district schools and also the academy at Owego. In 1859 he left school and commenced work on his father's farm. In 1869 Mr. Catlin was appointed internal revenue inspector for New York city, an attache of the district attorney's office. This office he held for two years, returning to his native home in 1871, and for fifteen consecutive years thereafter he was superintendent of Gen. Benj. F. Tracy's stock farm "Marshland." in 1876, and again in 1892, Mr. Catlin was elected justice of the peace at Apalachin. In 1873, he served also as commissioner of highways. Mr. Catlin purchased a farm of 150 acres, on Chestnut ridge, in 1886. Mr. Catlin was married March 30, 1880, with Cora A. Brown, of Towanda, Pa. They have one child, George Brodhead, born December 22, 1890. Mr. Catlin is a member of Tioga county agricultural society, a life member of the New York state agricultural society, and also of Friendship Lodge, F. & A. M., Owego. Mr. and Mrs. Catlin are members of the Methodist church.

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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