Biography of Truman Boardman
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Boardman, Truman, was born in Covert, Seneca county, February 7, 1810. He received a common school education, and in early life became an agent; afterwards following farming until 1863, when he sold his farm and moved to Trumansburgh. He was supervisor of the town of Covert three years, and was also State senator in 1858-9. He was member of assembly in 1881, and was trustee of the old Trumansburgh Academy until it was merged into the High School, and was its president several years. He has also been and is now a director in the First National Bank of Ithaca, and has been president of Grove Cemetery ot Trumansburgh for fourteen years. June 5, 1834, he married Aurelia C. Whiting, formerly of Winsted, Litchfield county, Conn. They had four children: Gertrude, who married David G. Arnold of Ulysses; Myron. a graduate of the medical department, University of Georgetown, Washington, D. C., who married first Almira L. Heustis, and second Annie G. Stutzman; Herbert, a graduate of the Yale College and of the medical department, University of Georgetown, Washington, D. C., who practiced in Rochester three years, and there died July 4, 1875 and Stella, who resides at home. Mrs. Boardman was born October 7, 1810, and died April 7, 1893. Mr. Boardman's father, Allyn, was. born in Wethersfield, Conn., in 1774. In 1797 he married Phebe Woodworlh at Great Barrington, Mass., a native of Fairfield, Conn., and they had twelve children, ten of whom grew to maturity.

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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