Biography of David A. Chatfield
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Chatfield, David A., was born in Saratoga county, N. Y., June 1, 1825. His father, Wm. A. Chatfield, came to Dryden in 1831 and moved into a new log house on lot 57, where he purchased fifty acres of John Cramer and which is still in possession of the family. David A. Chatfield was educated in the common schools but is preeminently a self educated and self made man. After receiving such instruction as the schools of that day afforded he taught school himself for seven years. At the age of twenty five he married Miss Elizabeth Brown, of Lansing, who passed away in 1861, and in 1865 he married Miss Mary J. Miller, daughter of Archibald Miller, and they have six children; Clarence B., Estella, Warren A., William, Archibald, and David A. In politics he is a Republican and has been assessor for three years. He takes an active, intelligent interest in educational and religious matters, having been a member of the Presbyterian Church for the past forty years and an officer in that church for the past thirty years. Our subject is one of the prominent farmers of his town, having a farm of 200 acres of the best land in the town, raising large quantities of hay, grain and stock.

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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