Ogden, Lewis M., was born in Genoa, Cayuga county, September 10, 1823, the oldest of seven children of Joseph
and Sally Ogden. At the age of seventeen Lewis began work for himself, working at farming first in Cayuga and Cortland
counties, and later in Tompkins county, town of Groton, where he married, January 25, 1854, Samantha, daughter
of John Hopkins. From that time on Mr. Ogden has been a permanent resident here, as well as an influential man
in town affairs. His children are as follows: Charles E., of Genoa; William S. and David H., both of South Dakota.
Lewis M. Ogden was originally a Whig, later a Republican, but supported Greeley in 1872, and has since been a Democrat.
He has been assessor two terms, and now is one of the excise commissioners. John Hopkins, above mentioned, was
descended from one of the pioneers of this town, and was born August 7, 1793. He married Damaris Miller, born October
24, 1807, and their children were: Samantha and Sophronia, also an adopted son, Alva B. Hopkins. John died February
18, 1847, and his wife February 22, 1865. And I, Mrs. Ogden, his daughter, live on the old farm that my grandfather
bought in 1800, when it was all a wilderness. Was born on it and here lived on the farm sixty three years.
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
Tompkins County, NY
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