Biography of Manning Atwater
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Atwater, Manning, was born in Enfield, February 22, 1844, was educated in the public schools, Trumansburgh Academy, Lima Seminary, and Genesee Wesleyan College. September 29, 1862, he enlisted in Co. E, 64th N. Y. Vols., and was wounded in the battle of Fredericksburg. For four weeks he was in Harewood Hospital in Washington, and when convalescent he was home on a furlough, and later was assigned to the Invalid Corps. He was honorably discharged October 11. 1864. Upon his return he took charge of the farm, with his brothers. In 1869 he became a merchant in Trumansburgh, and has so continued. October 8, 1873, he married Louisa Pratt, of Trumansburgh, and they have two living children Mabel A. and Herbert D., both residing at home. Mr. Atwater's father, David, was born in Ulysses, March 30, 1800, and was a millwright and farmer. He married first Harriet Norton, and they had five children. For his second wife he married Amanda Daggett, formerly of Vermont, and they had eight children: Harriet, Irvin, Manning, Anna, David, Elijah, Clarinda anti Charles. His father died February 5, 1864, and his mother survives, aged eighty two years. This family is of New England origin on both sides. Mr. Atwater is a member of Truman Post, No. 572, G. A. R.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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