Biography of Charles G. Hagin
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Hagin, Charles G., was born in Lansing in 1826, a son of Charles Hagin, a native of Ireland born about 1790. During the war of 1812 he was pressed into the British service while yet in his native country. After landing in America he deserted to the American side at the first opportunity, where he fought valiantly, losing his left arm hi the service. He afterwards came to Lansing, where for many years he distributed newspapers on horseback. Ile was finally thrown from his horse receiving injuries which caused his death. He married Mary Ann, daughter of Joseph and Mary Smith, who came from Pennsylvania to Lansing among the early settlers. Mr. and Mrs. Hagin had six children, of whom two are deceased, Charles G. being the fifth child. The latter attended the district schools, and while yet a boy worked on the canal as boatman, later owning his own boats. He bought grain, wool and other products, and in 1867 he bought the farm of ninety eight acres, where he has since resided. February 22, 1855, he married Fannie M., daughter of Freeman and Catharine Drake, who was born November 16, 1831., and died September 16, 1888. They had five children. Agnes D., wife of Frank Townley; Hobart G., born in January 1864, an attorney in Olympia, Wash.; Freeman; Charles, born April 11, 1866; John B., horn June 12, 1873, died in August, 1892; Carrie M., born December 28, 1874, who keeps house for her father. Mr. Hagin's brother, Frank, and eldest son, enlisted in the late war, and were followed by his two younger sons, aged fifteen and seventeen respectively, who enlisted as cavalrymen, and were taken prisoners, but made their escape, and all four served three years, returning home without a scratch.

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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