Biography of Samuel Cosad
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Cosad, Samuel, the popular and efficient commissioner of schools in the first district of Wayne county, was born December 24, 1855, in the town of Junius, Seneca county. His father was James M. Cosad, who was born in Somerset county, N. J., in 1810, and who removed with his parents to Seneca county in 1819. He married first Elizabetn Stout, and had two children: Cassie Robinson, and George Combe. He married second, Catharine Stout, born in Arcadia in 1818, a sister of his first wife. and had two children, Frank and Samuel. James M., who was a farmer, removed from Junius to Huron in 1856, where he resided till his death, August 15, 1893. He was a very succeasful business man and accumulated a large property, consisting of about 600 acres of valuable lands, which, before his death, he divided among his three surviving children. Samuel received such an education as was obtainable in the common schools, supplemented by two years attendance at Leavenworth Institute. Wolcott, and was one year at Sodas Academy, after which he spent three years in teaching and then entered upon the study of law with Senator Thomas Robinson at Clyde, N. Y. These studies were continued for two years, and were then interrupted by the necessity of aiding his father in the management of his farms. He early took an active part in politics, being a Republican, and when but twenty two was made town clerk of Huron, to which position he was thrice elected. In 1886 he was chosen supervisor, and for seven years represented the town of Huron in the County Legislature. In 1892-93 he was chairman of that body. His advocacy of economical and reformatory measures made him an especial favorite with his constituency, and in the fall of 1893 was elected school commissioner of the first district of Wayne county. In 1888 he married Ida E. Smith of Galen, by whom he had one daughter, Lillian, born January 22,1893. Mr. Cosad is at present residing in the village of Wolcott to which place he removed in the spring of 1894 that he might devote his whole time to the discharge of his duties as commissioner of Schools. And while at present a resident of that village, his whole life has been so closely identified with the town of Huron and its interests that it is proper that his biography should appear among the citizens of that town.

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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