The Most Valuable And Productive Farms Section - In The Book:
The New Century Atlas Of Cayuga County, New York - 1904 - Page 123

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WARD LAMKIN

9th FARM ON PAGE 123

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EVERGREEN BEE FARM is owned by Mr. Ward Lamkin. Postoffice address, Ledyard, N. Y., R. F. D. It represents seventy acres of fertile lands, located on the Ridge Road, running from King Ferry to Auburn, the latter being seventeen miles distant, the former five miles and Aurora seven miles. This might be said to be the land of milk and honey, as dairying and bee culture are the prominent features of its resources. The dairy products are conveyed to the Poplar Ridge Elgin Creamery, two miles north. Mr. Lamkin has from one hundred and twenty-five to one hundred and fifty colonies of bees and ships the product of his apiary in packages bearing the name of the farm and this stamp is a guarantee of its purity. John Lamkin, a grandfather of the present owner, settled here in the latter part of 1700, where he resided until his death in 1817, when it came into possession of his son, Dr. Lamkin, who in turn resided on the farm until his death in 1874, when it remained as an estate until 1880. It was afterward sold to E. L. Ferris and from him to the present owner in 1893. In addition to dairying and bee culture there is a fine variety of fruit, and the soil products are general. The timber consists of ten acres of hardwood. All buildings are supplied with water from wells. Mr. Lamkin is a native of Cayuga County, born on the homestead in 1863. He married Miss Lillian M. Cheeseman, of Five Corners, N. Y., in 1882. Their family consists of two children, a son and daughter. The farm name is derived from a grove of evergreen trees and hedges in combination with its well known reputation for bee culture. The buildings are in good repair, the location a pleasant one and the farm's management in every respect up to date.

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