Biography of Aaron H. Vough
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Vough, Aaron H., was a native of Warren county, N. J., born May 24, 1820, a son of Jacob V. and Sarah Vough. At the age of fifteen Aaron left the home farm and learned tanning, and after mastering his trade he came in 1844 to Ithaca, which he reached the clay following the great Webster mass meeting. There he lived nine years, being employed as foreman of Joseph Esty & Sons' tannery. In 1853 he went to McLean and carried on a tannery of his own, doing a successful business and continuing for a number of years. In 1861 he was elected to the office of justice of the peace. In 1865 Mr. Vough sold his tannery, and in 1869 went on a farm near McLean, and the same year married the widow of Edwin Hart, and daughter of Joseph Hill. Her father was born in Hunterdon county, N. J., and married Sarah Barcroft in 1809. The family settled in Dryden on a farm now owned by Sarah, wife of Ambrose Hill, deceased. Joseph died in 1853, and his wife in 1874. Their children were as follows: Mary, Ambrose, Isaac, Martha, Elias B., Harrison, Lucinda, Stacey B., Sarah, Thomas, and Loverna, all of whom are dead, except Loverna, the wife of our subject.

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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