Biography of Edmund A. King
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





King, Edmund A., was born in Cayuga county in 1837, a son of Philander King, a native of Genoa, born in 1806. The grandparents, David and Rachel King, were natives of Pennsylvania, coming to Cayuga county about 1800. They had eight children, Philander being the second. The latter was a farmer, also a practicing physician at Genoa. His wife was Emeline Wightman, by whom he had eight children: David Philander, Edwin A., Louisa, Rachel, Emma, Francis, and Addie. He died in 1889, and his wife in 1892. Edmund A. was reared to farm life, and attended the Ithaca Academy until about twenty three, when he returned to Genoa in 1861, and engaged in the business of growing fruit. Here he lived until 1880, then bought the farm of 198 acres on which he now lives. He has fifty three acres of grapes, twenty four acres of plums, fourteen acres of peaches, four acres of raspberries, and a small portion devoted to general farming. In 1861 he married. Mary Jennings, of Genoa, who died in 1869, and in February, 1871, he married Jane Jennings, sister of his first wife. She died in 1884. They had three children: Verne, born in 1872; Edmund A., jr., born in 1875; Mamie E., born in 1877, died in 1884. In 1886 Mr. King married third Mary Benson, of Lansing, by whom he has had two children: Mamie, born in 1887, and Oland, born in 1892. Hips oldest son conducts a fruit farm in Lansing, his wife being Etta Davies daughter of Calvin Davis, of West Groton. Mrs. King is a daughter of Charles and Mary Benson.

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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