From Herkimer County, NY to Chautauqua County, NY

Contributed by Lisa Slaski
Transcribed by Joanne Murray

JAMES E. DARROW --- Cornelius Darrow, father of James E. Darrow, was born in Herkimer County, N.Y. He came to Chautauqua County, N.Y., and settled in the town of Harmony, where he engaged in farming, and followed his trade of shoemaker, being an expert in that line. He married Lucinda Tillotson, and among their children was a son, James E., now (1920) a carpenter and farmer of the village of Lakewood, Chautauqua County.

James E. Darrow was born in the town of Harmony, Chautauqua County, N.Y., July 16, 1847, and there attended public school and learned the carpenters trade. He married, in the village of Panama, Chautauqua County, N.Y., March 11, 1874, Julia Bugbee, born in Harmony, Feb. 6, 1857, daughter of Joseph Bugbee, born in Panama, and his wife Lucy (Edwards) Bugbee, born in Skaneateles, N.Y. In 1894 Mr. Darrow built the house in Lakewood in which he now lives. Mr. And Mrs. Darrow are the parents of six children. 1. Wilton J., born March 14, 1876, a civil engineer. 2. Lynn Stephen, born Dec. 19, 1877, an agriculturist. 3. Floyd L., born June 2, 1880, teacher in Brooklyn Polytechnic School, and author, his best known work "The Boys' Own Book of Great Inventions." 4. John A., born May 20, 1882, a physician. 5. Lucy M., born June 27, 1888; a librarian. 6. Wayne H., born April 12, 1894; engaged in government agricultural extension work.

Source: "History of Chautauqua County New York and its People, Volume III," by John P. Downa nd Fenwick Y. Hedley. New York: American Historical Society, Inc., 1921.

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