Biography of Reuben Tiffany
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Tiffany, Reuben was born in Middlesex, Ontario county, December 3, 1814, a son of Garden and Rebecca (Slaton) Tiffany, both of Pennsylvania. The grandfather was John Tiffany of Massachusetts, who was descended from Squire Humphrey Tiffany, of England. Garden Tiffany came to this county when young and took up 400 acres, part of which is still owned by the family. He died March 31, 1856. Reuben T. was educated in the common schools, and engaged in teaching for several years and was also superintendent in Macedon. He was a public spirited, generous man, and is remembered by a large circle of friends. He died on the old homestead in 1893. His first wife was Mary A. Everett of Macedon; and his second was Mary A. Peacock, widow of Samuel Peacock. Their children were as follows: Milton J., who died aged seventeen years, March 23, 1868; and Alice, wife of Charles R. Dryer, MAD., of Victor, who now has a chair in the Terre Haute Normal School. He has been lecturer on chemistry in the Fort Wayne Grammar School, and is city chemist. Mrs. Dryer was educated in Macedon, and was a student of Lima College, under the instruction of Miss Willard. She was a delegate to the World's Fair from Indiana Literary Club. Mr. Peacock died in California in 1854, and her marriage with Mr. Tiffany occurred in 1871. They have adopted George P. Bancroft as their son, he being a nephew of Mr. Tiffany.

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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