Moote, Geo. L., was born in Porter, December 10, 1820, a son of Jacob and Eunice (Simmons) Moote, he born in Germany and she in Montgomery county, N. Y., and of English descent. Jacob Moote came from Germany with his parents when a mere child to Canada. During the war of 1812 he was drafted into the British service and refusing to fight was put into prison and at the time it was burned, escaped and immigrated to Montgomery county, N. Y., thence to Porter and settled on the farm Geo. L. now owns, where he died in 1854. He was one of the prominent men of the town and at one time owned considerable property, about 260 acres. He and his wife were Methodists and were very active and assisted largely in buildings, number of churches in Niagara county as well as his own. Geo. L. Moote was reared on a farm and educated at Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, N. Y. He was in the mercantile business at Wilson for five years, but farming has been his principal occupation and now owns 200 acres of land. He is a Democrat in politics and in 1874 was elected county clerk and served three years and has been a candidate for a number of county offices, but was defeated, the county being Republican. He is a member of Ontario Lodge No. 376, F. & A. M., and was a member of the I. O. O. F. at Wilson. He was married in November, 1850, to Zermah Wilson, and they had four children: Glenn E., Ernest H., Nellie D. and Adelbert (deceased).
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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