Biography of David Colegrove
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Colegrove, David, was born in the town of Ulysses, November 16, 1842, was educated in the district schools, and is a farmer. His home and farm, where he has resided for the past twelve years, tells the story of his energy, thrift and industry well seconded by his wife's efforts. October 23, 1864, he married Lavina A. Ward, of his native town, formerly of New York. Mr. Colegrove's father, James, was born in the town, in 1806, and was a farmer and drover, doing an extensive and profitable business. He married Maria Vann, formerly of New Jersey, and they had nine children, two daughters, who died young, and Caroline, John, Samuel and Stisan (twins), Eliza, David, and Ella. Mr. Colegrove died March 1, 1872, and his wife in April, 1893. Mrs. Colegrove's father, Wifliarn T. Ward, was born in Westchester county, N. Y., December 13, 1812, and married Mary A. Tompkins, of his native place, by whom he had ten children: Martha A., Elizabeth A., Charles H., Lavinia A., James U., Nathaniel T., Emily E., Mary E., Theodore W., and John G. Our subject's grandfather, Silas, was the first of the Colegroves in this country. The ancestry of the family is German, French, and Dutch.

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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