The Most Valuable And Productive Farms Section - In The Book:
The New Century Atlas Of Cayuga County, New York - 1904 - Page 120

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LEDYARD, NY

GEORGE W. BANCROFT

6th FARM ON PAGE 120

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BANCROFT HOMESTEAD, This is a fine farm and a landmark in the town of Ledyard. It is owned by George W. Bancroft. Postoffice address, Scipioville, New York, and consists of two hundred and fifty acres. It is located at Barber's Corners on the Scipioville road to Levanna, two miles distant, four miles from Aurora and fourteen from Auburn. Stock raising and dairying are the principal resources; the milk is taken to the skimming station at Scipioville, two miles east. While the farm is well adapted to stock raising, it is also noted for its soil products; much of attention is given to the culture of fruits of different varieties. This model farm is supplied with the latest improvements in the way of machinery, including a portable engine for grinding feed, and a threshing machine for home use and the convenience of neighbors. Bancroft Homestead commands a most picturesque view of Cayuga Lake for ten miles, and of Seneca Lake to the west. The residence is supplied with water from never failing springs and wells, and there is a spring brook which courses through the entire length of the farm on the north side. There are twenty-five acres of hard-wood timber, and three tenant houses on the farm, all in good repair. The ownership record is as follows: H. Barber to W. R. Taber , thence to William F. Bancroft, and from him to George W. Bancroft, the present owner, who was born in 1858, and was married to Miss Kitty H. Hussey in 1882. They have two sons and two daughters. Mr. Bancroft is an enterprising citizen of his town and has held the office of Supervisor for four years, and has filled other minor offices.

 Transcribed by Sandie Gilliland  in August 2002
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