Biography of Mrs. Louisa Hedden (w/o Wright A.)
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Hedden, Mrs. Louisa, was born in Enfield, March 28, 1834, a daughter of Reuben Harvey, a native of New Jersey, born in 1807, died 1893. His parents were Asher and Mary Harvey, also of New Jersey, who came to Tompkins county about 1812, clearing a home in the woods, where they died. Their three children were Reuben, John and Holmes. Reuben married Mary Wager, and they had three children: Louisa, Mary A., widow of C. H. North of Avon Springs; and Frances, wife of J. L. Parker, of New York city. Mrs. Harvey died in June, 1890. She was an active church woman, and a member of the M. E. church. Louisa attended the district school and later attended the Ithaca schools, but was forced to leave on account of poor health, before her graduation. In 1862 she married Wright A. Hedden, born in Lansing in 1834, a son of Richard and Emily (Brown) Hedden. About 1869 Mr. and Mrs. Hedden bought the farm of 180 acres on which our subject now resides, and which she conducts herself, doing a diversified farming, the place being highly adapted for fruit growing on the south hill slope towards Lake Cayuga, and on this farm is Hedden's Station and post office, the Lehigh Valley Railroad, and a lumber and coal yard; also a phosphate house, a steamboat dock, a salt well, and mineral springs. The farm has large and commodious buildings, and is a fine place. Mrs. Hedden has one daughter, Eloise, born in January, 1864, wife of E. E. Scribner, of Trumansburgh, who is professor in the school. Mrs. Hedden is a member of the Episcopal church at King's Ferry.

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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