Biography of Clinton A. Haskin
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Haskin, Clinton A., was born in Dryden in 1834. His great great grandfather was Elkanah Haskin, born in Scotland about 1700, coming to America in 1730. He settled in Connecticut, and died in 1870. He had six children, of whom Enoch was born in 1740 and married Mrs. Mary Williams, removing in 1790 to Pittstown, N. Y., where he died in 1833, aged ninety three. His wife died in 1820. They reared five children, of whom Abel, born in 1767, married Claranna Phelps, by whom he had three children. He died in Pittstown in 1792. His son, Abel second, born in 1789, married Hannah Raymer and settled in Tompkins county. In 1836 he came to Lansing, where he followed milling and the distillery business, retiring in 1853, and leaving the trade to his son, William. He died in 1870, aged eighty one, and his wife died eight years later. They had eight children: Charles R., Catherine E., Lavilla S., William S., Julia A., Hiram P., Harvey J. and Clinton A. The latter born in Dryden in 1834, was educated at the old Ithaca Academy, where he remained tamee years, then took up a course of civil engineering in Union College in Schenectady, graduating in 1855. For the next six years he followed railroad engineering. In 1859 he went to Benham, Tex., and was connected with the Washington County R. R. Co., for two years. While there the Rebellion broke out. and he returned home in June, 1861. In 1863 he married Marian, daughter of Dr. Darius and Mary E. (Baker) Hall, and they have three children: Dr. Herbert P. Haskin, of Gaines, Pa.; Florence E., wifeof Allen D. Rose; and Erwin C., who resides at home. He is a member of the A. O. U. W., and a Republican. In farming he makes a speccialty of Jersey cattle and Shropshire sheep.

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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