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Edward L. Gage
(May 8, 1822- )

EDWARD L. GAGE - The subject of this sketch,  EDWARD L. GAGE, and the son of ARZA and 
POLLY GAGE, was born in De RUYTER, Madison county, N. Y., May 8, 1822.  His boyhood was 
spent at home, a student in the Seminary at De Ruyter, which at that time was in high standing 
and well sustained. 
 In 1861 he was married to Miss JANE ARNOLD, also a native of De Ruyter, and educated at the 
same school.  She was the daughter of EPHRAIM and JUDITH MITCHELL ARNOLD, who 
immigrated from Hartford, Conn., about 1815.  They had eight children, five of whom are now living. 
 Mr. GAGE early gave his attention to farming and stock raising, in which he has been very successful. 
After his marriage he took the entire management of the farm, his father retiring from active business 
and settling in De Ruyter village.  He has two hundred acres of as fine land as can be found in the 
town.  His buildings show careful attention and the grounds surrounding them are laid out with much 
taste.  It may be classed among the most attractive homes in the State.  Mr. and Mrs. GAGE have but 
one child, a daughter, Miss CARRIE GAGE, born in 1862. 
 Mr. GAGE now devotes himself principally to the breeding of fine wool Merino sheep, for which he has 
a reputation well known through the county. 
 Mr. AZRA GAGE was born in the town of South East, Duchess county, N. Y., June 5, 1790, and 
came with his father, JUSTIN GAGE, to Madison county in 1800; consequently was one of the early 
settlers.  He died Jan. 16, 1866.  In 1816 he was married to Miss POLLY HERRICK, a native of 
Springfield, Otsego county, born September, 1797.  They had three children: MARY M., born July, 
1817, who married Dr. JAMES WHITFORD, of Otsego county, now of Onondaga Valley; EDWARD J., 
born May 8, 1822; and CAROLINE L., born November, 1827, who married JOHN D. PATTERSON, 
then of San Francisco, a native of Madison county, and now living at Geneva, N. Y.  He is still 
proprietor of an extensive ranche of several hundred acres in California.  Mrs. GAGE, (the mother,) 
resides with Mrs. PATTERSON at Geneva. 
From "History of Chenango and Madison Counties, NY" starting on page 605. 
Transcribed by Sandy Goodspeed. 

Date: Sunday, August 15, 1999 08:29 AM

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