Rich, A. D., was born in Otsego county, N. Y., October 16, 1829. His father, Cyrus Rich, was a native of Otsego county, where he always lived and was a farmer; he died in 1856. A. D. Rich was educated in the common schools and after farming it for several years traded his farm for a hotel in Cuba, N. Y. In 1874 he sold out and removed to Middleport, where he bought the Pierce House, which burned in 1884, and he then erected the brick block which bears his name. In 1860 he married Mary, daughter of John Dillenbeck. Mr. Rich is a conservative man of his town and has ever advanced the best interests of his town and townspeople.
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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