Biography of James G. McLallen
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





McLallen, James G., was born in the town of Ulysses, at Trumansburgh, May 25, 1860, was educated in the public schools of that place, with one year in Cornell University, and is by occupation an accountant. September 10, 1884, he married Susie Osborn, of his native place, by whom he had three children: Grover J., Osborn, and Jane. His father, Grover Judson McLallen, was born here, December 11, 1834, and October 14, 1857, he married Cordelia H. Corey, of the town of Ulysses, and they had three children: Jesse, who died in infancy; James G. and Ella C. His grandfather, James, was born October 12, 1800, and became a merchant here. His great grandfather, John McLallen, was born in West Stockbridge, Mass., December 25, 1773, and came to Trumansburgh with his brother in law, Abner Treman, in 1792. He built the first tavern in this town, Trumansburgh, near the creek, where M. R. Bennett's livery stables are now. It was a log structure. The first postoffice was established in it. He married Mary King, and it is believed on good authority, that this was the first wedding in the town.

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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