Biography of William L. Green
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Green, William La Mar, was born in the town of Lock, Cayuga county, in 1840, a son of Wilson and Eunice (Mead) Green, born in Genoa. The grandfather, Willlam, was a native of Connecticut, born in 1789, who came to Genoa while a young man, with his wife, Susan Fay, and settled on a piece of land, which he cleared. He was the owner of vast tracts of land before his death, which was at the ripe age of ninety, his wife surviving him only a year and a half. Of their nine children, the father of our subject was the oldest. He was a farmer and a speculator in live stock. He had five children, as follows: Amy, who died young; Althea, wife of M. E. Bower, of Genoa; Wilson La Mott (deceased); William L.; and Watson La Vern, of Lock, who died about 1865. Our subject attended the district schools while young, working on the farm at the same time. At the age of twenty-two he married (in 1862) Almira M., daughter of Isaac and Sally (Osmun) Davis, old residents of Lansing, and they have had two children: Agnes, wife of Bert Mosely, of Genoa; and William L., born in 1874, who resides with his parents. Our subjectís mother died in 1878. William L. bought a farm of 110 acres on lot 51 soon after his marriage, where he has ever since lived. He is a Republican in politics, and a member of the I. O. O. F.

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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