Biography of Frank W. Carman
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Carman, Frank W., was born in the town of Hector, March 7, 1853, was educated in the public schools and Ithaca Academy, and for a time followed teaching, but later took up farming. March 23, 1881, he married Julia, daughter of John A. and Lucinda Letts, and they have one son, Charles Owen, born February 17, 1883. Mr. Carman's father, Jacob, was born on the homestead in Hector. August 19, 1820, was educated in the schools of his day, and married, Febuary 3, 1847, Julia Waters, of Oneida county, by whom he had five children: Garrett S., Frank W., James S., Frederick, and Alice B. Mrs. Carman's father, John A. Letts, was born in Ulysses, January 28, 1809, and married May 1, 1834, Lucinda Harrison, of his native town, by whom he had six children: Mary, Lydia, Adeline, Sarah, Eliza and Julia. Mr. Letts died December 16, 1880, and his wife March 6, 1886. Mrs. Carman's grandfather, Azariah, was born in Middlesex county, N. J., August 20, 1778, and married Margaret Wortman in 1801, and the same year came to Ulysses. They had six children, as follows: Betsey, Amelia A., Mary, Lucinda, John A. and Ursula. He died in 1861 and his wife in 1859. Mrs. Carman's great grandfather, Peter, came with his son Azariab to this county, and the old place is now owned and occupied by a Miss Vanderbilt, one of the fourth generation.

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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