Oswego County's: Guide To Government

Thomas H. Bond

Thomas Hinckley Bond younger son of Dr. Solomon and Sally Hinckley Bond, was born in Enfield, Conn. Jan 14, 1804.

He studied law in the Yale Law School for three years but before beginning practice invested his entire patrimony in a manufacturing enterprise in Waterbury Conn. by the failure of which within a year he was left a poor man. He then settled in the practice of law in Pittsburg PA; but in 1831 removed to Oswego, N.Y. where he resided for twenty three years engaged in the milling and flouring business, being also for some time collector of the port and a State Senator. In 1854, having accumulated a handsome property, he retired from business and after a year spent in Europe, returned to New Haven, Conn. where he continued until his death. He became politically prominent in Connecticut serving in both branches of the State Legislature, and in 1864 and 1865 being the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

He died in New Haven, May 27, 1882 having been an invalid for seven years from disease of the spine and of the kidneys.

He was twice married, his first wife being Elizabeth, daughter of Capt James Goodrich of New Haven, by whom he had a son and a daughter, both of whom are now living. In June 1869, he married Mary E; daughter of the Hon. Royal R. Hinman ( Y.C. 1804), who survives him.