Biography of Benton M. Halladay
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Halladay, Benton M., a preeminent farmer of Lansing, was born in Groton, March 2, 1857, son of Myron, also a native of Groton, born December 3, 1893. He is a Democrat in politics. He married Sarah, daughter of Henry and Mary Howscr. She is one of seven children; Julia, wife of Jacob Metzgar of Groton, both deceased; Calvin, deceased; Eliza, wife of Charles Witt of Watertown; Jefferson C., Sarah, Caroline, widow of Sidney Hopkins of Groton, Thompson of Iowa, and Laura J. Mr. and Mrs. Halladay had two children, Emerson L., born August 25, 1852, and Benton M. Mr. Halladay removed to Lansing in 1870, and settled on the farm now operated by the Halladay Bros., where he died in November, 1882. His father was Lyman, also a native of Groton. He devoted his entire time to his farm. He married Belinda Armstrong, and they had seven children. His wife died in Lansing, on the farm of our subject. Elihu and Nancy (Wilson) Halladay were the great grandparents of our subject. His wife was a native of Cayuga county. Subject was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools and Groton Union School. After the death of his father he with his brother conducted the farm. Sheep raising is one of their principal industries. The farm consists of 197 acres, on which they have erected large horse and sheep barns and other necessary buildings and improvements essential to such a farm. In politics the Halladay brothers are Democrats. Subject married in December, 1883, Carrie L., daughter of John and Miriam (Howden) Nottingham, of Dryden. She is one of five children: Gertrude M., wife of Charles Sovocoolof of Groton; Carrie L., Jennie H., wife of Delmar Singer of Geneva; Arthur J., Elmer Leroy. They have two children, Grace M., born October 8, 1885, and Frank M., born November 11, 1887. Subject is a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows orders. Mrs. Halladay is a member of the Rebecca degree of Odd Fellows.

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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