Biography of James G. Sutfin
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Sutfin, James G., was born in Dryden April 20, 1838. His father was W. II. Sutfin, came from New Jersey about 1825, and settled on lot twenty seven. Our subject was educated in the common schools, but is preeminently a self made and self educated man. At the age of twenty one he married Helen A. M. Skillings, daughter of W. W. Skillings of Dryden, and they are the parents of two children, one son, E. J. Sutfin, and one daughter, Mrs. Anna M. Sager. In 1861 he bought the W. W. Skillings property of 100 acres, and in 1871 he bought another portion of that estate. In 1875 he bought part of the Luddington estate; in 1880 the C. J. Wheeler farm; and in 1892 he purchased and inherited another portion of the Skillings estate, which has been in the possession of the family since 1836. He has 186 acres of some of the finest farmland in Dryden, raising hay, grain and stock, and making a specialty of dairying. He takes the Republican side in politics and an intelligent interest in educational and religious matters, being trustee of his school district, and is known in his town as a practical and successful farmer.

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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