Nahum Draper
Contributed by Annette Campbell

Nahum Draper was born in Morris, OTSEGO county, NY, May 23, 1820, son of Benjamin 
and Olive (Pettingill) Draper, natives of Dutchess county, NY, and Massachusetts
respectively. The grandfather, Ebenezer Draper, lived and died in Otsego county,
NY. His father emigrated from England to Vermont, where he died. Benjamin Draper
was in the War of 1812. He was a farmer and hotel keeper in Dutchess county.
Nahum Draper was educated in the common schools. In 1866 he came to Rathbone,
settling on the farm he now owns, which consists of 100 acres. He has served as
constable. In 1845 he married Catherine O., daughter of Jacob Fults, and niece
of Thurlow Weed's wife. They have had six childrenl Amos, Margaret, James H.,
Belle, George, and Seymour. Mr. and Mrs. Draper celebrated their golden wedding
January 1, 1895, having company of about fifty of their relatives and friends. From "Landmarks of Steuben County" by Hon. Harlo Hakes 1896
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