Hurd, William T., son of Aaron and Lucy (Thomas) Hurd, was born in Reading, N. Y., December 13, 1835. He was
educated at the common schools and Dundee Academy. After leaving school he came to Jerusalem and remained a short
time. He then went to Watkins, N. Y., and erected a planing mill and box factory, remaining about three years.
Mr. Hurd then returned to this town and purchased a farm of 130 acres in the western part of the town. This he
converted into a model farm. In politics Mr. Hurd is a Republican, and has always taken an active part in the affairs
of his adopted town, having been supervisor of Jerusalem in the years 1875-76 and 1882. Mr. Hurd is a self made
man, and one of sterling integrity. He and his family are members of the M. E. Church of Branchport. He married
Phebe, daughter of William P. and Betsey A. (Townsend) Hibbard, a native of this town. Their children were Fred
H., who died aged four years; Herbert, who died aged two years; Schuyler H., Gertrude P., William P., and Hattie
L. Hurd. The last four are living with their parents.
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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