Biography of John Prosser
Yates County, NY Biographies





Prosser, John, son of David, and a native of Wales, immigrated to America when quite young. They settled first in New Jersey but finally came to Yates County. John married Permelia Conklin, and settled in Dresden. He followed the trade of carpenter and joiner, and died in 1834, leaving a widow and four sons. Mrs. Prosser became the wife of John A McLean, and died at the age of seventy years. David Prosser, oldest son of John, married and removed to Montana, where he now resides, and has four sons and a daughter. Albert G. and Andrew J. (twins), sons of John Prosser, born April 11, 1824, and are the only members of the family residing in Yates County. Albert G. Prosser married Temma Vandeventer, in October, 1848. Mr. Prosser is a dealer in coal, wood, lime and salt, and is also with S. D. Graves, proprietor of a vineyard. Mr. Prosser is a highly respected citizen and has served his town as assessor and collector. He had an adopted daughter, the child of the deceased sister of Mrs. Prosser, whom they took into their family at the age of eighteen months. She became the wife of Robert S. Frink, of Auburn, and died June 1, 1890.

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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