Biography of David George
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





George, David, was born in Monmouth county, N. J., in the year 1768. At the battle of Monmouth, which occurred June 28, 1778, he carried water all day to the wounded soldiers, and at night nearly fell from exhaustion. In 1793 he married Aletta Shepard, and in 1804 or 5 moved with his family into the town of Dryden, settling about three fourths of a mile east of West Dryden upon a farm of 100 acres. Mr. George and family passed through all the hardships of the earlier settlers of the town, bears, wolves and other wild animals were plentiful at this time. Mr. George lived on the same farm till his death in 1848, aged eighty years. His widow survived him twenty one years, and died in 1869, aged ninety six years. She, too, remembered seeing the British soldiers in the Revolutionary war passing her father's house on their way through the Jerseys. Mr. George raised a family of twelve children, of whom two only are living. None of his descendents survive in Tompkins county. His brother, Joel George, moved into the town of Dryden about the same time, and settled west of West Dryden, and a number of his descendants are still living in the town.

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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