Biography of James W. Eggleston
Yates County, NY Biographies





Eggleston, James W., a farmer and fruit grower of Barrington, and a native of Yates County, N. Y., was born May 19, 1861, a son of Stephen and Margaret (Jayne) Eggleston. His father was a native of Steáben County, a farmer, and was twice married, first to Dyantha Depew, October 4, 1839, by whom he had seven children, as follows: Odel, Nathan, Sarah, Flora, Samuel, Martin and Benjamin; Sarah is now married to Jacob West, and Flora to William Spink. He married second, September 11, 1859, Margaret Jayne, who bore him five Children, as follows: James W., Timothy J., Linda, Mary and Ella; Mary is now married to Elmer Washburn. He settled in Yates Country in 1857, where he lived until his death in 1887. His wife, a native of Yates County and a member of the M. E. Church, died in 1889. Jambes W. was reared on a farm and received a common school education at the district schools of Barrington. He married October 27, 1885, Lizzie Henderson, who was born December to, 1865, and by whom he has one son, Howard E. Mrs. Eggleston was the daughter of Witsell M. and Martha (Gilmore) Henderson, who were early settlers of Yates County, her father having been a school teacher. He died in 1883, and her mother in 1876. Mr. Eggleston and brother have a fine grape vineyard of fifty acres and will ship this year (1891) one hundred tons. Mr. and Mrs. Eggleston are members of the Farmers' Alliance, his wife being a member of the M. E. Church.

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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