Biography of Robert N. Mount
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Mount, Robert Newton, who for thirty years was well known as a teacher in the public schools of Tompkins and Cayuga counties, was a native of Groton, born June 10, 1843, a son of William Dye and Eliza Mount, both of the latter being pioneers of Dryden and Groton. Robert N. was brought up to work in his father's tannery and currier shop, and on the farm, and he lived at home until the summer of 1862. Then, on August 9, he enlisted in Company F, 109th N. Y. Volunteers, as a musician, and followed the fortunes of his regiment and the famous Ninth Corps until June 22, 1865, when he was mustered out of service. At Spottsylvania while carrying a stretcher he was disabled for life, though he served with his regiment until it was finally discharged from service. Our subject was educated in the common and select schools, also the Groton Academy. Thus equipped he began a career of teaching that continued for thirty years, and he only retired from that occupation in 1888. He owns a good farm is the south part of Groton. In 1874 Mr. Mount married Annette, daughter of Nelson Morgan, the latter being the son of pioneer Evan Morgan. Robert N. and Annette Mount have one son, Nelson Morgan Mount.

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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