Biography of Jacob Bower
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Bower, Jacob, was born in the town of Newfield October 23, 1815, a son of Jacob, a native of Pennsylvania, who always followed farming and working at his trade of making pails. He finally came to Newfield where he lived to be eighty years of age. His wife was Sophia Harris, of Pennsylvania, and they were the parents of eleven children, Jacob being the tenth. The latter married Sallie J. Hoffman, of Cayuga county first, and his second wife was the Widow Drake. Mr. Bower has had eight children, but five of whom are living. He is a farmer and 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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