Biography of Ezekiel Rooks
Potter County, PA Biographies

EZEKIEL ROOKS, farmer, P. O. Spring Mills, N. Y., was born in Harrison township, Potter Co., Penn., June 18, 1836, a son of Daniel and Delanah (Bolman) Rooks, formerly of Painted Post, N. Y., and among the pioneers of Harrison township, having settled on the farm now owned and occupied by Mr. Rooks, most of which they cleared. They had a family of seven children: John, Catherine (Mrs. Lester Merrick), Jane (Mrs. Willard Cutler), Mary (Mrs. William Beach), Ezekiel, Caroline (Mrs. William Statham) and Lyman. The paternal grandfather, Daniel Rooks, was a Revolutionary soldier and a pioneer of Bingham township, Potter county, where he died. Ezekiel Rooks was reared in Harrison township, and has always lived on the old homestead, of which he has made a model farm, and has fitted up with all modern improvements, showing his thrift and enterprise. His wife was Addie, daughter of John Wiley, of Steuben county, N. Y. Mr. Rooks is a prominent farmer and citizen of Harrison township, is a Republican, and has served in different local offices.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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