Biography of Robert C. Estabrook
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Estabrook, Robert C., was born in East Haddam, Conn., April 26, 1810. In his earlier years he was a surveyor and a farmer, living at home with his father, Hobart Estabrook, who settled in Tompkins county, in 1827, in Pony Hollow, the farm containing about 500 acres. His father's object in coming here was the sale of a tract of 16,019 acres of land which the school fund of Connecticut had a claim on, and Mr. Estabrook never moved back. Our subject moved from Pony Hollow to Newfield village in 1860, and now has a place of thirty two acres and lives a retired life. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church; was married, January 5, 1833, to Polly M. Smith, by whom he has had seven children, five surviving. Their golden wedding was celebrated January 5, 1883. Mr. Estabrook is a Republican, and has served his town as assessor and justice of the peace.

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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