EBENEZER HIBBARD came from Norwich, Conn., in 1825, and was a farmer in the town of Owego, his dwelling stood
not far from the site of the now called Dean tannery. Mr. Hibbard had been an old school teacher, and had taught
from an arithmetic of his own preparation, all printed and written by his own hand. In this county he was a farmer,
and at death his body was buried in the Presbyterian church yard. He had three children, of whom Ralph alone came
with the family to Owego. Ralph Hibbard was born in Norwich, Conn., and was a trooper or cavalryman, in the U.
S. service during the war of 1812-15, and after his death his widow drew a pension on account of his service. In
this county Mr. Hibbard was a farmer. His wife was Jemima Maynard, and by her he had three children: Ralph, Jr.,
of Owego; Maria, who married with Dwight Curtis, and Charles, who lives in Granville, Mich. Ralph Hubbard, Jr.,
was born October 12, 1818, and when old enough was apprenticed to and learned the cabinet maker's trade. His shop
was on Park street, in Owego, and he was known in local business circles for many years; and he was also known
as a thoroughly honest man, a good citizen, and one who always made his own way in life. He is remembered as having
been a good singer and was always heard in the choir of St. Paul's church. His wife was Elizabeth Sweet, of Owego,
by whom he had three children; Frances, who married with James E. Jones; Jane, who died in infancy, and George
R. Hibbard, a merchant of Owego. Ralph Hibbard, Jr., died September 7, 1892. George R. Hibbard was born in Owego
in 1858, and was educated at the free academy. He began business in 1884 as successor to George Sweet, general
crockery dealer, and is now one of the business men of the county seat. On February 4, 1885, Mr. Hibbard married
Jessie M. Pierce, daughter of H. G. Pierce, of Waverly. They have one child.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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