Biographical Sketch of George C. Pond

George C., son of Munson and Phebe (Chapin) Pond, was born June 7, 1814. He was left an orphan at the age of sixteen. Upon the death of his father, he went to live with Jonathan Pierce in Hamilton, Madison county, New York, where he learned the trade of miller. Shortly after his first marriage, in 1841, he went to East River, Cortland county, New York, where he conducted a mill. Later he purchased the mill at Truxton, New York, to which place he then removed his family, and after a residence there of several years, he erected a new mill, the largest one in Cortland county. His wheat was purchased from all parts of this section and he teamed his flour to Syracuse. This mill stood all through the war, and a house called the “Gothic,” which he erected about the same time and which created quite an amount of comment, are still standing. About the year 1861 his health forced him to move to a farm, but he only remained there a year on account of the death of his wife. He then returned to Truxton village, engaging in the mercantile business. In 1867 he took up his residence in Phelps, New York, where he continued the mercantile business, conducting a shoe store until a year before his death. Two months prior to his death, which occurred February 14, 1889, he went into partnership with his son-in-law, George H. Parmelee, in the Phelps Chilled Plow Company. Mr. Pond married (first) August 9, 1841, Alma Hurd, of Hamilton, New York. She died January 6, 1863. Married (second) September 12, 1864. Lucy H. Sumner, of Homer, New York.

(VIII) Lillian May, daughter of George C. and Anna (Hurd) Pond, was born May 18, 1860, married, November 23, 1881, George Herbert Parmelee.

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