Biography of Ebenezer McArthur
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





McArthur, Ebenezer, deceased, was born in Dryden. December 4, 1813. His father, Elder Daniel McArthur, came from Scotland to Dryden in 1811, and lived in a log house across the road from the homestead. In 1815, he built the handsome house which is known as the McArthur Homestead, and which our subject rebuilt and remodeled in 1873. Ebenezer McArthur was educated in the common schools and finished at the Homer Academy, and taught school for nearly twenty years, devoting the energies of his life to educating the young people of his town, and by his will directing that the larger portion of his estate should revert to the town of Dryden for educational uses. He married in 1846, Miss Maria Hutchings, who passed away in 1871. In the same year he married Miss Calista Robinson, daughter of David Robinson of Lansing, who was left to take up his many benevolent and business interests and carry them forward to completion, which, with unexpected business ability she has been able to do. Our subject was well known through this town, prominently interested in advancing the best interest of his town, and recognized as a man of high ability and sterling integrity.

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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