Biography of David Stoddard
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Stoddard, David, born November 5, 1773, a native and former resident of Litchfield, Conn., settled in Otselic, Chenango county, in 1803, and his wife died October 11, 1813, after which the pioneer divided his farm among his three sons and then came to Groton, where he purchased a farm of 300 acres. In 1815 he married Lois Cobb, daughter of one of Groton's pioneers, and by this marriage he had these children: Ida, born in September 1816, died in 1866; Ira, born in 1820, died in Salisbury rebel prison in 1864; Isa, who married Alanso Durfee of Groton; Iren, born August 13, 1825; Iva, born July 5, 1828, died September 6, 1864; Irene, born December 4, 1830, married Charles Francis, and lives on the old home farm in Groton; Athelia, who became the wife of Augustus Moe. Iren Stoddard married Fanny, daughter of Frederick Miller of Groton, and his six children: Fay L., Giles M., Omar C., Frank A., Edward and Jerome, all of whom live in Groton. Giles M. Stoddard was born September 22, 1854, and was educated at the Groton Academy and Union Free school. He read law with W. W. Hare and was admitted to the bar in May, 1879. Mr. Stoddard is a Democrat, and one of the leaders of his party in this part of the county. He was candidate for the office of district attorney in 1884. He has twice been president of the village and member of the School Board three terms. February 7, 1888, he was appointed postmaster at Groton village. In 1882 Mr. Stoddard married Maude, daughter of Solomon Loomis of Groton, and they have one child, Leola.

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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