Biography of Denton M. Lobdell
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Lobdell, Denton M., was born July 31, 1838, a son of Henry Lobdell, of Goshen, Orange county, born in 1795, and in 1826 came to East Lansing with his family, where he bought a farm. His wife was Dorothy Denton, of Orange county, by whom he had six children: Caroline, Amelia, Ebenezer, Stephen I., Jacob, and Denton. The grandfather of the latter was Ebenezer Lobdell, a native of England, who came to America and settled in Orange county. He raised ten children: Ebenezer, Jonathan, Nathan, Isaac, Henry, Mary, Deborah, Minerva, Annie, and Chloe. Denton was reared to farm life, and at the age of sixteen he, with his brother, rented and conducted their father's farm. At the age of twenty three he bought a farm in East Lansing, sold the farm three years later, and interested himself in the manufacture of brick in Groton. A year later (1868) he sold his interest there and bought the farm where he has since resided. He married in 1861 Melissa (born in 1841) daughter of Edwin G. and Cordelia Morgan, of South Lansing, They had five children: Charles, born in 1862; Dorothy, born in 1865, wife of Jason Newman, of North Lansing; Arthur, born in 1867; Ruth A., born in 1872; and Bertha, born in 1876. Mrs. Lobdell died in March, 1879, and in 1882 he married Catharine, daughter of Calvin and Caroline De Canip, of Lansing. Mr. Lobdell is a Free Mason and a Democrat.

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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