Biography of J. Warren Tibbetts
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Tibbetts, J. Warren, was born in Athens, Pa., August 20, 1843, a son of Dr. Aaron Tibbetts, the leading physician of Danby for over forty years. J. W. was the second son of the family of two children; Frank E. Tibbetts is a lawyer of Ithaca. Our subject was educated in the common schools and at Eastman's Business College at Poughkeepsie. He was not yet eighteen years old when the war broke out, and August 27, 1861, he enlisted in Company I, of the First Cavalry, for three months. He served his three months and was taken sick and brought home from Alexandria, Va., by Hon. Ezra Cornell. He reenlisted in 1862 in the 109th New York Regiment, known as General Tracey's, and served till the close of the war. Mr. Tibbetts participated in thirty one of the leading battles. After his return he engaged with the civil engineering corps that laid out the line of the G. I. and S. Railroad, and the following fall went to Eastman's College. In the fall of 1867 he went to Pond Eddy, Sullivan county, N. Y., where he engaged in the mercantile business, and made his home there twelve years. In 1879 he returned to Ithaca, where he engaged in the manufacture of paints, oils and colors. In 1885 he was elected sheriff of Tompkins county, and is now serving his second term, being elected again in 1891. Mr. Tibbetts married in 1869 Annie L., daughter of Rodman Fuller, a merchant of Pond Eddy. They have two children, Lucy F., a registry clerk in the post office, and Alice H., student in the Grammar School.

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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