The History of Otsego County, New York
D. Hamilton Hurd
Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia
HECOX, Francis - Otsego
Samuel HECOX, grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was a
native of Connecticut, and in 1815 bought and settled on the farm in
the town of Otsego which has since been held in the family.
The subject of this sketch was born at the homestead, Dec. 30,
1836, the eldest child of Nathaniel and Margaret E. Hecox. His father was
born Feb. 9, 1804; his mother, whose maiden name was McFEE, was
born July 13, 1810. They had two children - Francis and Mary C.
The latter was born Nov. 22, 1845, and married Sherman WORT, son
of Hon. Azariah Wort, of Sandy Creek, Jan. 6, 1872. They have
one daughter, Mabel.
Upon the death of his father, which occurred Sept. 4, 1859, the
estate was left to his wife, son, and daughter. Francis purchased his
sister's interest, and thus became the owner of two-thirds of the
property. He was married, Oct. 15, 1863, to Phebe A. BARTON,
daughter of Hiram and Nancy Barton. Mrs. Hecox was born Aug. 31,
1840. They have four children - two sons and two daughters, - viz.,
George B., born Sept 6, 1864; Eleanor M., born Jan. 3, 1867; Hiram,
born June 14, 1869; Gracie, born Jan. 18, 1876; all living at home.
Mr. Hecox has a farm of 250 acres, and one of the best in the
township. It is devoted principally to diarying. He is a staunch
Republican, and has always taken an active interest in local politics.
He has been twice elected road commissioner, for terms of three
years each. A representation of his home appears on another page
of this work.
Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 256
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