Biography of Barnabas M. Stebbins
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





BARNABAS MERRICK STEBBINS was born in Berkshire county, Mass., August 14, 1822, and was the son of Barnabas M. Stebbins, who came to Newark Valley in 1837, and was a cooper and farmer. He had a family of five children, viz: Barnabas M., Laura A., John E., William M., and one other who died in infancy. Barnabas M. (Jr.) learned the cooper's trade and also worked on a farm. When of age he went in a store as clerk, and later spent two years in Kentucky. Since September 1, 1846, he has been a resident of Owego; was for ten years a merchant, but his leading occupation has been that of insurance agent, and he enjoys the distinction of now being one of the oldest men in his line of business in the state. For several years he was connected with the revenue department in this locality, and was twice sheriff of the county by appointment. On January 10, 1849, Mr. Stebbins was married with Julirtte Lincoln. They have had two children; George Turner Stebbins, of New York, and Caroline Louisa, who died in 1875.

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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