Biography of John H. Mineah
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Mineah, John H., was born in the town of Dryden, April 17, 1826. His father, William C. Mineah, was one of the earliest settlers in the town, and with his grandfather took up part of lot sixteen, part of which is still in the family. J. H. Mina was educated in the common schools, but is a self educated and self made man. At the age of thirty he married Martha, daughter of Leonard Longcoy of Dundee, Yates county, N. Y., and they are the parents of four children, two sons and two daughters. Two son; W. L. Mineab of Haddam, Kansas, and Fred E. Mineah in this county, are now living. In 1855 he bought the Ambrose Hill property of 108 acres; in 1864 he bought part of the De Groff estate; in 1876 part of the Henry Teeter estate, having 138 acres of some of the best farm lands in the town. Our subject is one of the prominent men in his town, taking an interest in the leading events of the day, and is a director in the Fire Insurance Company of Dryden and Groton, and is a practical and successful farmer.

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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