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Caroline New York Family Sketches

Transcribed by Lynn Tooley

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Caroline New York Family Sketches extracted from Landmarks of Tompkins County, by Selkreg, John H; Hewett, Waterman Thomas, 1846-1921.

George W. Atwood Family Sketch

Atwood, George W., was born in New Hampshire, February 10, 1826, a son of Nathan, of New Hampshire. The latter followed for a number of years the trade of finishing woolen dress goods, and then took up farming, ending his life at this occupation, being instantly killed by a fall from a tree. In 1835 he married Dolly Farnman, of New Hampshire, and they had six children, as follows; George W. , Harriet N., Eda B., Mary F., Dolly A., Lucy G., our subject being the oldest child, aged now sixty-seven years. In his early life he worked at farming, then for three years worked in a hotel for a Mr. Wilson, at Hillsborough, N. H. He then went to work for the D. L. and W. Railroad, in 1851, which he followed for thirty-four years. After this he bought the farm on which he now lives. He settled down to this business, building a new house in 1861. In 1856 he married Mrs. Clock, widow of William Clock, of Caroline, and they had two children, Julia F., and Emma E., the latter deceased. Mr. Atwood's farm consists of 100 acres. He is a Mason of Caroline Lodge No. 681, and is a Democrat.

L. D. Bacon Family Sketch

Bacon, L. D., was born in Canton, Bradford county. Pa., March 31, 1841. Isaiah, his father, was born in Rome, February 11, 1831, and came to this State when our subject was an infant. Here he lived till his death in 1889 at the age of seventy-two years. He was a lumber dealer, and served in the late war a short time, but was obliged to return home on account of rheumatism contracted in the service. At the age of eighteen years he married Jane Harrington, and, they had three children, of whom L. D. was the second. The latter was a moulder in early life, following this till the age of twenty. In 1861 he enlisted in the 86th N. Y. Vols., remaining in the service until August 30, 1863. When in the second battle of Bull Run he was wounded and lay in the hospital five months, being for six years unable to walk without crutches, for which he now receives a pension. When he became able to walk he took up the grocery business, and later began driving piling, in which he has been very successful. In 1863 he married Emeline Vangilder, of Southport, Elmira, and they have three sons, the youngest being eighteen years of age, and living at home. Our subject is a member of the G. A. R. and is a Republican.