Biography of George W. Atwood
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Atwood, George W., was born in New Hampshire, February 10, 1826, a son of Nathan, of New Hampshire. The latter followed for a number of years the trade of finishing woolen dress goods, and then took up farming, ending his life at this occupation, being instantly killed by a fall from a tree. In 1825 he married Dolly Farnmau, of New Hampshire, and they had six children, as follows: George W., Harriet N., Eda B., Mary F., Dolly A., Lucy G., our subject being the oldest child, aged now sixty seven years. In his early life he worked at farming, then for three years worked in a hotel for a Mr. Wilson at Hillsborough, N. H. He then went to work for the D. L. and W. Railroad, in 1851, which he followed for thirty four years. After this he bought the farm on which he now lives. He settled down to this business, building a new house in 1861. In 1856 he married Mrs. Clock, widow of William Clock, of Caroline, and, they had two children, Julia F., and Emma E., the latter deceased. Mr. Atwood's farm consists of 100 acres. He is a Mason of Caroline Lodge No. 681, and is a Democrat.

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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