Conklin, Thomas J., one of the wealthiest farmers of Starkey, and a. native of Yates County, was born in Barrington,
February 20, 1826, a son of Samuel and Esther (Ferrier) Conklin. The parents settled in this county in 1823 and
had six children, three surviving: Mary A., wife of John H. Shannon; Sarah, wife of William T. Beaumont; and Thomas
J. The parents were members of the Baptist Church of Himrods. The father, who was a stone mason in early life,
afterwards a farmer, died in 1868, aged sixty eight. The mother died in 1890, aged ninety two. Thomas J. married,
in Starkey, April 17, 1853, Mary A., daughter of Martha Titsworth, by whom he had one daughter, Charity, born July
22, 1855. She married December 21, 1876, B. F. Allen, a native of Buffalo, son of Ralph and Sephonia (Jenney) Allen.
He was born March 9, 1848. Mr. Allen is largely engaged in the oil and lumber business in Pennsylvania. Mr. Conklin
is one of the prominent farmers of Yates County, and owns 320 acres of land adjoining Dundee. Mr. and Mrs. Conklin
make their home with their daughter, Mrs. Allen.
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892
Yates County, NY
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