Biography of Augustine R. Pease
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Pease, Augustine R., was born in Ulysses, November 19, 1817, was educated in the public schools of that day, and reared on his father's farm until he attained his majority. He then entered Union College, where Dr. Nott was president, graduating in July, 1843. In 1853 he received the degree of A. M., and taught in the west and also in the south, as well as at his own home and in Canton, Madison county, Miss. He was principal of Trumansburgh Academy two years, and afterward took up farming. In 1867 he purchased twenty four acres of land in the village of Trumansburgh, the greater part of which he covered with buildings, sold to working people. April 8, 1846, he married Rebecca A., daughter of Samuel Hopkins, one of the first settlers in Covert, Seneca county, and they have two daughters, ladies of culture and refinement: Ida and Lucy S. Mr. Pease's father, Simeon, was born in Enfield, Conn., May 29, 1790, and January 8, 1815, he married Cynthia Markham. About 1814 he moved to this town, where he bought fifty acres, and upon his marriage came to live. Of his thirteen children, ten grew to maturity: Augustine H., Cynthia D., Sarah, Simeon G., Harriet, Annis, Minerva, Antoinette, Emily and Benjamin F. Mr. Pease died in 1867, and his wife, September 2, 1869. Both of our subject's grandfathers served in the Revolutionary war, where they were non commissioned officers. The ancestors of the family were English.

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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