Biography of Samuel W. Trew
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Trew, Samuel W., was born in England, August 24, 1833, and at the age of eleven years he came to Ithaca, where he was educated in the Lancastrian School. He went into Trepan's foundry and machine works and became an expert machinist and engineer. At the outbreak of the war he enlisted in Company F, 75th N.Y. Volunteers, and served from August 9, 1861, till November, 1865, when he received an honorable discharge. He was shot through the thigh while in service. After returning home he again took up farming in Danby, buying a place of 107 acres, which he later sold and bought a farm of Albert H. Martin, consisting of eighty two acres, which he now owns. He married at the age of thirty seven, Anice Aldrich, daughter of Watson Aldrich of Ulysses. His wife died in 1881, and he married second Mary E. Hollister, of Danby. He is a Republican and takes an active interest in politics and educational matters. He is a member of the M. E. church at Danby.

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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