Biography of Horace Elyea
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Elyea, Horace, was born in the town of Danby, on the farm where he now resides, April 6, 1822. He acquired his early education in the district school, and on leaving school went back to his father's farm, which afterwards came to him through his buying out the other heir, and here he now resides, having built new barns and a beautiful house on the west side of the main road. He is a Republican in politics, and has served in various offices in the town, having been collector and assessor for the past six years. He has nearly 100 acres of fine farming land, and is one of the town's prominent men. He makes a specialty of dairying, the produce being about 200 quarts per day. In 1863 he married Francis Nelson, daughter of William Nelson, of Denby, and they have had five children, two sons surviving.

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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