Biography of Lewis Cole
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Cole, Lewis, was born in the town of Dryden, November 24, 1838. His father, Edmund Cole, came from Ballston, Saratoga county, N. Y., in 1851 and was among the earliest settlers in the town. Lewis Cole was a self educated and self made man, having received his education in the common schools, and having made a success in life solely by his own unaided efforts. At the age of twenty nine he married Alice Dodge, who passed away April 10, 1877, and remarried, in 1878, Maggie Henry, and they are the parents of four children, one son, James L., and three daughters, Florence M., Sarah J. and Lenora. In 1868 he bought the old Henry White place, just west of Freeville, of fifty eight acres, and in March, 1872, he bought the Jesse Blanchard property of 102 acres, having 160 acres in all, on which he raises hay, etc., and where he has put up new buildings and erected a handsome residence. Our subject is one of the largest farmers in his town, being identified with its best interests and known as a successful and practical farmer.

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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