Enos Thompson Throop

Enos Thompson Throop

Birth
Johnstown, Fulton County, New York, USA
Death 1 Nov 1874 (aged 90)
Owasco, Cayuga County, New York, USA
Burial Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, USA
Plot Throop family plot
Memorial ID 6155867 · View Source
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Governor of the state of New York, 1829-1833, Enos Thompson Throop was a protege of Martin Van Buren and later served as US Ambassador to the Kingdom of the two Sicilies. An advocate of social reform, as governor he was instrumental in ending imprisonment for debt. He played a pivotal role in developing what is now the town of Owasco. Together with his nephew Enos Thompson Throop Martin, he established and developed a large estate, "Willowbrook" on the eastern shore of Lake Owasco near Auburn. There the Throop-Martin family entertained many national and international figures of the 19th Century, including William Seward, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, Admiral Farragut, George Custer and Jennie Lind. At the time of his death the former governor was 90 years old.

Bio by: Nikita Barlow


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  • Originally Created by: Nikita Barlow
  • Added: 4 Feb 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6155867
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Enos Thompson Throop (21 Aug 1784–1 Nov 1874), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6155867, citing Saint Peter's Church Cemetery, Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .