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Below is a family biography included in Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, New York published by Chapman Publishing Co., in 1895.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ISAAC La MOREAUX, who is passing the uneventful life of a farmer, is classed among the well-to-do agriculturists of Seneca County. His farm is located in a very fertile portion of the county, and its surroundings denote the owner to be a man of thrift and enterprise. The tract comprises one hundred and sixty acres, and lies in the town of Lodi.

Mr. La Moreaux was born on the farm where he now lives, February 12, 1818. His father, Daniel La Moreaux, was born in Orange County, this state, August 27, 1771. The grandfather was a native of France, and on coming to the United States took part in the Revolutionary War. Elizabeth Bloomer, the first wife of Daniel La Moreaux, was born May 29, 1778, and by her marriage became the mother of eight children, all of whom are deceased with the exception of Robert. On the death of his first wife, Mr. La Moreaux married Mary Lent, whose birth occurred June 4, 1786. Of this union there were born four children, viz.: Catherine; Isaac, of this sketch; Thomas and Hannah. Isaac is the only survivor of this family.

The father of our subject came from Orange to Seneca County about the year 1801. The journey hither was made by ox-teams, and he was one of the earliest to make his home in this section. Very soon thereafter he purchased one hundred acres of wild land, on which he cleared a small space and erected a log cabin, in which his family were made passably comfortable. The following year the father purchased another one hundred acres across the road from this place, and there made his home until his decease, in 1853. He became one of the most successful farmers of the county, and succeeded in accumulating a handsome fortune, owning at the time of his decease three hundred acres of excellent land. He was fairly well educated, securing his knowledge of the branches taught by attending the district schools during odd seasons of farm work.

Mr. La Moreaux was married January 18, 1844, to Miss Maria Lattourette. To them have been born three children, of whom the eldest son, Abraham, is an engineer at Penn Yan, N. Y.; and Mary A. and Sarah are at home. Isaac remained under the parental roof until after his marriage, when he took possession of the tract whereon he now makes his home.

In his political affiliation Mr. La Moreaux is a strong Democrat, casting his first vote for Martin Van Buren. He is much esteemed in the community where all his life has been passed, and by industry and good management he has gathered around him many of the comforts and conveniences of life, and is now enabled to sit down and enjoy the fruits of his labor.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, New York published in 1895. 

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