Paris, Jacob S., son of James, sr., and Nancy (Billington) Paris, was born February 5, 1828, in Palatine, Montgomery
County, N. Y., and went to Wheeler, Steuben County, in 1833, remaining there until February, 1845, when he came
to Branchport, N. Y. Young Paris was educated at the common schools of that time. He enlisted in Co. A, 50th N.
Y. Engineer Corps, August 31, 1864, remaining in the service until the close of the war. He was stationed at Washington,
D. C:, most of the time. He then returned to this town, and has been a dealer in general merchandise, and a carpenter,
for about six years. He is at present, general agent for Conklin & Ellsworth, coal merchants, at Branchport,
N. Y. In politics he has always been a Republican. He has been a supporter of the Universalist Church at Branchport,
N. Y. Mr. Paris married on September 25, 1855, Eliza A., daughter of Simeon Danes, of this town, and they had one
child, Fremont, born November 2, 1856, who was drowned January 2, 1872.
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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