Biography of Jotham Vorhis
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Vorhis, Jotham, was born in the town of Hanby, May 14, 1824. He vas educated in the district schools, after leaving which he gave his attention to lumbering and fanning, and also owned a tannery for about fifteen years. January 10, 1858, he married Julia G. Beardsley, of the town of Danby, by whom he had two children: Hattie C., wife of P. J. Herron; and John D. Mrs. Darius Beardsley, mother of Mrs. Vorhis, now lives with her daughter, and at the age of ninety two is still bright and active. She spent her married life in Danby whither she went in 1824, residing there fifty four years, and she and her husband were among the earliest settlers there. Her father inlaw, Louis Beardsley, was also an early settler of the locality. Mr, Vorhis is a Republican in politics. He came to the town of Ithaca in 1876 and went into the Cascadilla Flouring Mill with H. C. Williams. In 1874 he bought a residence and fruit farm of five acres of Chester Luce on West Hill, and here he now lives. He has been something of a traveler, having spent two years in California and several winters in Florida.

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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