"I" Surname Family Sketches

From the HISTORY OF ONTARIO COUNTY; compiled by Lewis Cass Aldrich; edited by George S. Conover; 1893;

Avery Ingraham, Canandaigua, was born in South Bristol, May 6 1842, a son of Benjamin, a farmer of that town. His early days were spent in the town of his birth, and at Naples where he attended the common schools and select school, the latter kept by Sophia Watkins; and also under Will W. Clark, a colonel of the Eighty-fifth Regiment, and ex-sheriff of the county. November 6, he enlisted in the Eighth N. Y. Regiment, and served in the Army of the Potomac until the next spring, when he was discharged on account of sickness. On his return home he engaged in farming which he has since followed. In 1865 he went west and spent one year in the State of Iowa where he was engaged in farming. In 1891 he was elected on the Republican ticket for sheriff over George Booth, chief of police, after which he removed his family to this village, and is now living in the jail building. He has also been supervisor three terms, and overseer of the poor and assessor. He married in 1867 Ann E. Yaw of Naples, and they have four children: Annie, wife of Wallace M. Reed, the undersheriff; Bessie, Grace and Carl.

From the HISTORY OF ONTARIO COUNTY; compiled by Lewis Cass Aldrich; edited by George S. Conover; 1893;

Newman Isenhour, Hopewell, was born in Hopewell in 1841, a son of Jacob, who was a son of Leonard, a native of Pennsylvania, who came to Seneca in 1807.  He built the Flint grist-mill, was a soldier in the Revolution, and was taken prisoner at Jersey City.  He died in 1816.  Jacob Isenhour, a native of Pennsylvania, was born October 28, 1796.  His wife was Mary, daughter of Elisha Newman, an early settler of Seneca, and they had three sons and three daughters.  He died in Hopewell September 26, 1875, and his wife August 3, 1882.  Newman Isenhour has been a farmer, except ten years, during which he manufactured headings and staves.  In 1864 he married Cornelia Brizzee, born in Seneca in 1845, a daughter of Cornelius and Susan (Thatcher) Brizzee, who have two sons and two daughters.  The grandparents of Cornelia were Cornelius and Sarah (Van Benschoten) Brizzee, early settlers of Hopewell.  Mr. Isenhour and wife have had two children:  M. Newman, who resides in Elkhart, Ind.; and Maud E., at home.  Mr. Isenhour is a Republican.

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