Biography of Abraham Dox
Yates County, NY Biographies





Dox, Abraham, born in Albany, N. Y., June 7, 1777, was reared a merchant. At the age of fourteen years he entered the store of Dudley Walsh, of Albany, and remained there until 1804, when he was entrusted with the management of a branch store in Geneva, N. Y. Soon after he bought the store of Mr. Walsh and conducted the business alone until 1824, when he removed to Benton, now a part of Torrey, and purchased a flouring mill, clothing mill and tannery. In 1826 his mills were burned, and he gave his attention to agricultural pursuits until his death, in August, 1862. He was a representative in the State legislature in 1812. The same year he organized and drilled a company of 100 men at his expense, took them to the front and was obliged to leave them to attend the legislature. He was an old line Whig.

From:
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


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