Eleazer T. Cone
Contributed by Annette Campbell

Eleazer T. Cone was born in the town of New Lisbon, OTSEGO county, NY, June 24, 
1835, son of Naaman Cone, also a native of OTSEGO and a farmer. He came to
Steuben county in 1852 and located in Hornellsville, conducting a saw mill and
brick yard, and continuing in that business until the time if his death, which
occurred October 29, 1855, at the age of fifty-four. He was poormaster at that
time. Mrs. Cone's mother, Joanna Warner, was a native of OTSEGO county, and she
died in 1858. Mr. and Mrs. Cone were parents of six children, five of whom are
still living. Eleazer was given a good education, and was in business with his
father at the time he came to Hornellsville. In 1861 he entered the employ of
the Erie Railroad Company, and for two years was foreman of fence building on
the Buffalo Division. The fall of 1862 he went into the shops and was engineer
of the stationary engine. In 1873 he bought a farm of 125 acres on lot 11, which
he uses for dairy purposes, grain and vegetables. He has erected many buildings
and made improvements on the farm, which is now known as "Pleasant Valley" dairy
farm. He is a Republican and has been trustee of District No. 5. In 1862 he
married Mary E., daughter of Job and Rosilla Hanks Goff. Mr. Goff was also a
native of OTSEGO county, coming to Goff's Mills in the town of Howard in 1812,
and to Hornellsville in 1854. He died in 1886, eighty-two years of age. Mr. and
Mrs. Cone have five children; Nellie A., wife of Fred W. McIntosh of this town;
Burton E., who is an employee of McConnell's Mill in Hornellsville; N. Warner,
who is on a farm in the town of Almond (Allegany County, NY-AC); Willard R., at
home; and Fannie F., a teacher. From "Landmarks of Steuben County" by Hon. Harlo
Hakes 1896 NOTE: There are many Goff's buried in
the town of Howard, Steuben Co, NY.
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