The Most Valuable And Productive Farms Section - In The Book:
The New Century Atlas Of Cayuga County, New York - 1904 - Page 121

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LEDYARD, NY

MAURICE POLHAMUS

16th FARM ON PAGE 121

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BLOOMING MEADOWS, numbering one hundred and thirty-three acres, on the cross road from Sherwood road, two and a half miles to Aurora, and fourteen to Auburn, is devoted to the raising of hay, grain and the usual farm products. It is also well adapted to dairying, supporting twenty-five cows, as well as other stock. Wells supply pure water, and there are nineteen acres of hardwood timber. This property was a government grant to a Mr. Bowen, and was sold in 1901 by his heirs to the present owner, Maurice Polhamus, who was born in Battle Creek, Mich., in 1840, and after the death of his father, his mother came with her family to Cayuga County in 1848. He was married to Miss Catherine A. Brightman in 1866. Their family consists of five children. Mr. Polhamus is a blacksmith and carriage maker, and established himself in business in Aurora in 1865, and has since added an up-to-date livery and boarding stable, which he conducts successfully in Ledyard.

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