Biography of Amos B. Northrup
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Northrop, Amos B., was born in Winfield, Herkimer county, N. Y., Feburary 11, 1817, raised in Rome, N. Y., and came to the town of Dryden in 1852, was educated in the common schools, to which he has added through life by reading and close observation. At the age of twenty eight he married Almira Dodge, daughter of Samuel Dodge, of Rome, N. Y., and they were the parents of three sons: Fred, George and Samuel D. In 1866 he came to the village of Varna and established a boot and shoe manufactory. Our subject is one of the substantial citizens in his town, where he is known as a conservative, independent citizen, of strong forceful character, a man whose life has proven his word to be as good as his bond.

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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