Biography of John W. Hiles
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Hiles, John W., was born in the town of Dryden, September 15, 1838. His father, George Hiles, came from New Jersey in 1812 and settled with his father on a farm. George Hiles at the age of twenty two was married to Percy West, daughter of John West of Dryden, who came to the town in 1806. Our subject was educated in the common schools and finished at the Dryden Academy, after leaving which at the age of twenty three he married Kate Tyler, of Dryden, and they are the parents of one son, G. Avery Hiles. John W. Hiles now resides on the farm of 100 acres which his grandfather cleared up, and who was obliged to go to Albany on foot to make his first payment, it requiring two weeks to make the journey. They have now a handsome residence. Mr. Hiles is known throughout his town as a conservative, independent man, and a practical and successful farmer, who takes anactive interest in educational and religious matters, having been trustee of the school and a member of the Cemetery Association.

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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