Biography of D. S. Messenger
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Messenger, D. S., was born in the town of Dryden, July 7, 1836. His father, Nathan, was born in Virgil, and came to Dryden in 1835, and bought what was known as the Dr. Taylor farm of sixty acres, where he passed his life. D. S. was educated in the common schools, to which he has added through life by reading and close observation. He married at the age of twenty six, Miss Henrietta Kennedy, daughter of Bradford Kennedy of Dryden, and they are the parents of one daughter, Anna A. He is a Republican in politics, but through life has been too actively engaged in busines to give much attention to politics, although he has always taken a deep interest in educational and religious affairs. In 1873 he purchased what was known as the old Orrin Smith farm of 102 acres. In 1883 he purchased the. Chambers farm of eighty acres, and in 1885 he bought the Benjamin Simonds farm of sixty acres, having 250 acres of some of the best farm lands in the town of Dryden.

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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