Niagara County

1897 Biography - Uriah Binkley

Binkley, Uriah, was born in Lancaster county, Pa., November 10, 1822, a son of Christian Binkley, a prosperous farmer who removed with his family to Niagara county, N. Y., in 1831, where he died in 1862. Uriah Binkley was educated in the public schools of Niagara county, and when seventeen years old left home to learn the carpenter's trade at Clarence Centre, N. Y., which he followed for eight years. ln 1852 he returned to Niagara county, N. Y., and purchased a farm at Lewiston, where he remained until 1858, and then removed to the old homestead farm of his wife at La Salle, which he sold in 1892. In 1882 he bought his present farm and in 1891 erected a splendid residence and buildings, and upon the sale of the homestead moved into his new home, where he has since remained, carrying on a general farming business. March 24, 1853, he married Barbara Zeiger of La Salle, and they have reared a family of ten children, eight sons and two daughters. Mr. Binkley is a thrifty and prosperous farmer and enjoys the good will and respect of all who know him. He has been highway overseer of Niagara township for the past thirty years and has declined appointment to many other offices.

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