Biography of James Lormor, Sr.
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Lormor, James, Sr., was born in the town of Dryden, August 4, 1818, and was educated in the common schools, after leaving which he went to farming, which he has made his life business, being known throughout his town as a successful and practical farmer. At the age of twenty six he was married to Lorinda Hamblin, who died in 1853 leaving two children, and in 1855 he married Minerva E. Hopkins. They have had four children, three of whom are now living, two sons and one daughter, James E., William H. and Isabella H. Those who have passed away are Margaret C., the eldest, Mary E., and one son, Lee H. In 1802 he bought what was known as the Godfrey property of sixty five acres; in 1870 he bought the Bradshaw property of seventy acres, and in 1872 he bought the Carpenter place on South Hill of seventy acres, and in 1878 he bought a beautiful residence in the village of Dryden, where he now resides. He also owns a farm in Virgil, Cortland county. Our subject is one of the substantial men of his town, being respected for his energy and ability.

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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