Biography of Robert Catchpole
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Catchpole, Robert, an enterprising man, was born in England in 1823, son of Robert Catchpole, a farmer, and a grandson of Daniel Catchpole, both natives of England. When fourteen yerrs of age our subject went to sea and sailed five years, when he shipped an American vessel, landed in New York City, thence to Albany on boat via canal to Montezuma, thence to Geneva, where he spent many years in fanning and threshing. He came to Huron in 1848 and purchased a farm. He soon engaged in the manufacture of lumber and was the first one to ship sawed cord wood to Toronto across the lake. In 1854 he purchased a schooner and shipped freight from Sodus Bay to Genesee river, and followed this business four years. In 1858 he purchased. his present farm consisting of 140 acres, on which he erected commodious and modern buildings. He has also built and sold many yachts, and in 1894 erected for his own use the handsome yacht "Resort Belle." He married in 1848 Elizabeth Bond of England. Mr. Catchpole served three years as poorinaster. Mr. Catchpole has on the stocks two fine yachts, one to be called "Resort Belle" and to be run on Great Sodus Bay, the other being built to run on the Great Lakes.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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