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Jonathan Frost came to Springwater from Hartford, Washington Co., N.Y., in 1830.
He purchased of David Luther the old tannery property near where Maurice Brown
lived. He repaired the tannery and went quite extensively into the business of
tanning leather and manufacturing boots and shoes, which he continued for about
fifteen years, when he sold the property to Joseph C. Whitehead who continued
the business for a number of years. But to return to Jonathan Frost and give a
brief description of his family. He married Tamor Ballou. They had eight
children, two sons and six daughters I will mention them in their order. Elvira
married James C. Van Duze. They are now living at Almond village, Allegany
County, N.Y. Eliza married Orson Walbridge and lived in Springwater until
her death, which was on the 5th day of Dec., 1871. John J. Frost, the
oldest son, married Ann Johnson, of Groveland. They are now living in the
town of Ossian. Mary M. married John Jennings and lived in Springwater for
many years. They are now living at Sparta. Mrs. Mary Jennings died Jan.
3rd, 1887. Rebecca first married George Barber, of Groveland, who died in
||After about twelve years she
married Rufus Chandler, of Nunda, and they soon after left for
California, she crossing the Isthmus on mule back. After remaining
at Walla Walla California some three years they returned to Nunda,
and he volunteered and went into the Union army where he died, after
which she came to Dansville to live, where she remained until her
death, May 9th, 1875. Lydia Frost married David Fuller, and after a
few years they removed to Wisconsin, where she died some ten years
since. Electa P. married John Van Husen, of Avoca. She is now living at
Dansville. David, the youngest son, is now living somewhere in Northern
Wisconsin. Jonathan Frost died at Springwater, August 4th, 1857, aged 76 years,
8 months and 2 days. Tamor Frost, his wife, also died at Springwater.
Source: Early History of the Town of Springwater,
Livingston County, New York, by Orson Walbridge, 1887
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