Biography of B. R. McAllaster
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





McAllaster, B. R., was born in Newfield, October 18, 1816. David, his father, was a native of Vermont, who came to this county in 1814. He was a physician and married Polly Thomas of Vermont, by whom he had five children, our subject being the second. The latter has always been a farmer. He served three years in the Rebellion in the 109th N.Y. Volunteers, under Col. B. F. Tracey, late secretary of the navy, and escaped without a wound. He married Prudence L. Barger of Cayuga county and they had five children: David K., Harriet L., Ellen, Frank and Charles. Harriet and Charles are deceased. Mrs. McAllaster died in March, 1893, aged seventy three years. Our subject is a member of the G. A. R., Gregg Post. He has held the office of road commissioner seven years, and has been supervisor three terms. In politics he is Republican.

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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