Biography of William Scofield
Yates County, NY Biographies





Scofield, William, a native of Connecticut, came to Benton, Yates County, N. Y., shortly after the year 1800 and engaged in farming. He, had seven children, of whom Hiram, the oldest, was born in Benton, April 13, 1813, and was married. He had two children, Mary E. and Emily J., both deceased. Mrs. Scofield was a daughter of Squire Nash, one of the first settlers, and a prominent citizen in Steuben County. He was a supervisor and a justice of the peace for several years. Mrs. Patchin, of Benton, an aunt of Mrs. Scofield, is the grandmother of Judge Patchin, of Detroit, Mich. Hiram Scofield has always been engaged in farming. Both he and his wife have been active members of the M. E. Church for over fifty years. He has also served as class leader and steward.

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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