Biography of Jesse U. English
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





English, Jesse U., was born three miles southeast of Cornell University, in the neighborhood called Snyder Hill, in the town of Dryden, September 1, 1848. His father, Jesse English, was also born in the same town in 1811. The family originally came from New Jersey. and during the early days made one or two trips to New Jersey and back on foot. They settled on lot 72, which is still in the possession of their descendants. Jesse U. laid the foundations of his education in the common schools, and, is preeminently a self educated man. At the age of thirty one he married Corilla, daughter of Wm. Teeter, of Lansing, and they are the parents of one son, Myron T., born August 4, 1881. In 1880 he inherited 122 acres, a part of hisfather's property, erecting a handsome residence and barns and raising hay, grain and stock. He takes the Democratic side in politics and an active interest in church and school matters. Our subject is one of the representative men of his town and is recognized as a man of sterling worth and high integrity.

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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