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Thomas R Elsey

ELSEY

Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/14/2006 at 16:51:37

Thomas R Elsey, farmer and stock-raiser; Sec 26 P O Boone, was born January 13, 1826, in Winfarthing, Norfolk county, England, and came to America with is parents in the summer of 1836, landing in Quebec; they moved directly to Theresa, Jeffersron County, New York, where they settled and bought a farm, and there he was educated in the common schools; in December of 1847, he was married to Harriet H Brown, whose parents lived in town adjoining Winfarthing in England, she was born June 22, 1826, they came to America at the same time, and in the same ship and had known each other from childhood; after their marriage they lived at Providence, Rhode Island, for two and a half years and then moved to DeKalb county, Illinois, and bought a farm of 100 acres, living thereon for one year; on account of sickness they sold out and moved to Boston, Massachusetts, in the spring of 1851, and in 1856 they went to Binghamton, Broome county, New York and there bought a house and lot; for seven years they resided there and then in the sping of 1863 they came to this county and tounship and bought a farm of ninety acres on section 26, and have lived here ever since.

From the 1880 Boone co History Book


 

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