Biography of Aaron B. Schutt
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Schutt, Aaron B., was born in Caroline, November 4, 1826, a son of John, born in Dutchess county, who removed at the age of seven years with his parents to Ulster county and there acquired his education, becoming in time a noted school teacher. He followed this ten years, then moved to this town, and with his brother James erected a carding mill at Mott's Corners. Leaving his brother in charge of the mill, he bought a farm of 114 acres in Dryden, which was then a wilderness, and he was compelled to go on foot to this new place. Here he built a log cabin and reared his family of twelve children. Our subject remained with his father until he was twenty nine years old. He had married at the age of twenty one Marina Belknap, daughter of Justin Belknap, (December 24, 1847), and in 1854 they came to their present home in Caroline, where Mr. Schutt has made a specialty of horse raising, having received $2,600 for one team. He is a Republican. though he has never cared for public office. He has had four children: Maud, Katie May, who died aged nine years; Francis G., and Douglass, who lives at home on the farm. Francis is engaged in the gocery business at Hornellsville, Steuben county.

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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