Biography of Rev. Hiram Gee
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Gee, Rev. Hiram, was born in Cincinnatus, Cortland county, April 29, 1820. His parents came from Orange county and bought a large farm in 1812. In 1892 his father was killed in a tornado. He remained on the farm until 1840, when he came to Ithaca, and was employed as a clerk for two years in the store of David Hammer. He then removed to Burlington, Pa., and engaged in the mercantile business with William Coryell. He became a member of the Methodist Church in 1850, and a year later began preaching. He was stationed at Marathon for one year, Coventry one year, Greene two years, Oxford two years, Homer two years, Ithaca Second Church two years, Lucllowville two years; and was presiding elder of the Auburn and Ithaca district four years. He has resided in Ithaca since. Mr. Gee has been most liberal in endowments, having given and pledged over $50,000 to Methodist denominational education, besides over $5,000 to the two churches in Ithaca. Thomas Gee, grandfather of our subject, was an adjutant general in Sullivan's expedition in 1779. His original order book is now in Cornell University.

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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