Biography of Walter Mekeel
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Mekeel, Walter and Isaiah, are sons of the late William Mekeel, who was born in Westchester county January 30, 1815, and came to what is now Schuyler county with his parents when four years old. He was educated in a select school in his father's house and in the Friends Boarding School, Nine Partners, Dutchess county, New York. September 16, 1835, he married Sarah D., daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Tripp, and they had five children; James, Elizabeth, Jesse, Amy and Charles. Mrs. Mekeel died April 27, 1847, and he married second Mary G. Gorham, of Nantucket, Massachusetts, June 18, 1849, and they had four children: George, Sarah J., Walter and Isaiah. Mrs. Mekeel died May 7, 1867, and for his third wife he married Martha Hussey, of Nantucket, Massachusetts. He died June 28, 1871, and his widow survives him. Walter and Isaiah have a small stock of registered Jersey cattle and a flock of Shropshire sheep on the homestead now called Maple Shade Stock Farm. They make stock raising a specialty. Their barn contains a silo and all the necessary arrangements for the comfort of stock.

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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