The History of Otsego County, New York
D. Hamilton Hurd
Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia
ROSEBOOM, Henry - Roseboom
Henry ROSEBOOM, the subject of this memoir, is a worthy
representative of an old and honored name. He was born on the
premises he now occupies in 1811. He obtained his education at the
old Cherry Valley academy, then one of the foremost educational
institutions in the land. He was in the mercantile business in New
York until 1835, when he returned to his native county to manage
his father's estate, and has since remained here. His father purchased
2000 acres of land, lying in the present towns of Middlefield,
Cherry Valley, and Roseboom, the whole of which, except a few
acres, is now owned by the subject of our sketch.
In 1843, Henry Roseboom united in marriage with Cornelia Rutgers
LIVINGSTON, and their family consists of the following: Levantia
Livingston, wife of Rev. H. U. SWINNERTON, pastor of the
Presbyterian church at Cherry Valley; Catherine Augusta, Mary
Elizabeth, Abram Hendrick, Jacob Livingston, Ruth, William Campbell;
Cornelia Livingston died in infancy.
Mr. Roseboom as ever manifested a lively interest in agricultural
matters, and is one of the present active members of the Otsego
County agricultural society, of which he has officiated as president.
Politically he is a Democrat, and an uncompromising advocate of
the principles of that party. He has never sought political
distinction, but has often officiated in various offices to which he has been called by his fellow-citizens. He was supervisor of the old town of Cherry
Valley prior to the organization of the town of Roseboom.
Mr. Roseboom is a communicant of Grace church, Cherry
Valley, and has been warden since the organization of the parish;
to him is largely due its organization and present prosperity.
Mr. Roseboom is a prominent and enterprising citizen, and ranks
among the more influential men of the county.
Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 319
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