Township Sections of Mini-Biographies
The History of Otsego County, New York
D. Hamilton Hurd
Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia
Abram ROSEBOOM, the pioneer of the town, was born in
Schenectady, N.Y., Aug. 10, 1777. He came to this locality in about
the year 1800, and settled on the premises now owned and occupied
by a son, Henry Roseboom, Esq.. He had previously been engaged
in mercantile pursuits in Canajoharie, N.Y.
He was an extensive land-holder, owning, together with John
Roseboom, about 2000 acres lying in the present towns of Middlefield,
Cherry Valley, and Roseboom. His family consisted of nine children
of whom the following survive: Susan M., widow of Moses BELCHER,
resides in Cherry Valley; Henry, mentioned above; Marietta, wife of
Dr. Joseph WHITE, of Canajoharie; Mrs. Wm. HALL, of Geneva,
N.Y.; Sarah ELY resides in Binghamton, and Catharine in Cherry Valley.
Mr. Henry Roseboom resides upon the premises where he was
born in 1811. His father, Abram Roseboom, was an active pioneer,
and did much to advance the interests of the locality. He erected the
first saw-, carding-, and fulling-mill, in the town of Lodi in 1806.