Biography of Cyrus Knapp
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Knapp, Cyrus, was born in Greene county, N. Y., August 17, 1830, and came to the town of Dryden in 1834, with his father, Newcomb Knapp. Cyrus Knapp laid the foundation of his education in the old log school house, but is pre eminently a self educated and self made man. At the age of twenty eight he married Helen Wilson, daughter of Henry Wilson, and they are the parents of twelve children, six sons and six daughters. In 1860 Newcomb Knapp passed away and Cyrus inherited and purchased the homestead property. In 1874 he bought part of the Tyler estate, and in 1882 he bought part of the Thomas Pew farm, having 143 acres on which he raises hay, grain, and stock, making a specialty of dairying and potatces. Our subject is one of the leading farmers in his town, taking a deep interest in educational and religious matters. He has been assessor in his town for nine years and is a man of sterling integrity and high worth.

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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