Biography of Ira Raplee
Yates County, NY Biographies





Raplee, Ira, born in Little Britain, Greene County, January 23, 1804, was the son of Joshua and Keziah Raplee, and the sixth of their eleven children. In 1805 the family came to what is now Torrey, where the parents lived and died. Ira lived on a farm until he was fifty years old, and then moved to Dundee to educate his children. In 1870 he moved to Penn Yan, where he has since resided, Mr. Raplee has never been an idle man, and even in his retirement from business life and regardless of his advanced age is still active both in body and mind. A life of industry and frugality have brought him a substantial fortune. In 1826 Mr. Raplee married Polly Smith, by whom he had four children : William R., Keziab, Sarah and Villa. His wife died April 9, 1843. April 10, 1845, he married Caroline Smith, a sister of his first wife. She died August 13, 1877. September 3, 1878, Mr. Raplee again married Mary Jane Owen, daughter of Jonathan Owen, an old and respected citizen of Milo.

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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