Biography of Thomas Space
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Space, Thomas, was born in the town of Dryden in 1814. His father, Jacob Space, was one of the oldest settlers of the town, coming here in 1805. Thomas Space married, at the age of thirty, Laura Griswold, who died in 1847, and in 1849 he Married Lydia J., daughter of Gardner West, and their children, five in number, Thomas R., Frank G., Belle C., Fred D. and Eugene, four survive, Frank G. having died the 4th of March, 1889. In 1841 Thomas Space bought part of the Mathew Griswold farm, thirty five acres, and in 1851 a portion of the John Tyler farm; also in 1864 the A. J. Cord farm, and in 1880 a part of the Abram Butts farm, having in connection with his sons about 260 acres, on which they produce large crops of hay, grain. etc., and keep a large dairy, he having turned over most of the management to his sons, who are representative young farmers in their town and men of ability. The family is one of the oldest in the town.

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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