Biography of George Brotherton
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Brotherton, George, was born in Sherman, Fairfield county, Conn., September 21, 1826, was educated in the public schools, and in early life was a boot and shoemaker. In 1855 he turned his attention to farming, which he has since followed, having a portable engine for saw mill work. The family came to reside in this county in 1850, and February 24 of that year he married Annah M. Griffin, formerly of Roxbury, Delaware county, by whom he had three sons, William C., Frank L., and Charles H, William C. married first Frances L. Smith, of this town, and second Susie M. King, also of this town. They have one daughter, Mora M. Frank L. was also twice married, first to Mary Beeman, by whom he had two children, Eugenie and Laura. His second wife was Mary Medes of Cortland, by whom he has two daughters, Beulah and Flossie. Charles H. married Mary Hines of the town of Danby, and they have four sons and a daughter: Franh, Ray, Ralph C., Merritt, and Alice H. Mr. Brotherton father, Zalmon, was born in Southport, Conn., about 1793 and was twice married, first to a Miss Pepper, by whom he had four children, andsecond to Rebecca Joyce, of his native place, by whom he had nine children: George, as above noted, David, Mary, Edwin, James, Flora, Betsey, Cordelia and Pamelia (twins). Mrs. Brotherton's father, H. B. Griffin, was born in Westchester county about 1802, and married Rachael Jenkins, of Roxbury, Delaware county, by whom he had ten children: William, Lewis, Mary, John, Annah M., Jacob, Leonard C., Treman, Phoebe A., and W. Munson. Mr. Griffin died in 1858 and his wife about 1877. Mrs. Brotherton grandfather, Benjamin Griffin, was a soldier in the Revolution. The ancestry of the family is English and French.

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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