About Hiram K. Jerome
Hiram K. Jerome settled in Palmyra as an attorney in 1823 and soon assumed a leading position at the bar. In 1848 he ran on the Whig ticket under the new constitution for judge of the Supreme Court, but was defeated through a bolt at Canandaigua. This was a grievous disappointment to him, and as he had already engaged to some extent in produce business, he still further neglected his practice for that occupation. He was not successful and removed to Bloomington, Ill., where he practiced to about 1860, when he returned to Rochester, N. Y., but remained there only a short time. Again locating in Palmyra he opened a law office, but not securing the business he de- sired he again went to Rochester, where he died about fifteen years ago. He held the office of county judge of Wayne county one term beginning in 1840. (p.115-116)
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York (1895) Author: Cowles, George Washington, 1824?-1901; Smith, H. P. (Henry Perry), 1839-1925; D. Mason & Co Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : D. Mason Language: English Call number: F127.W4 C8 Digitizing sponsor: MSN Book contributor: Cornell University Library
The celebrated evangelist, Charles G. Finney, conducted meetings at an early date. Day and evening the old church was filed with an interested earnest audience. It was at this time that General Thomas Rogers and Judge Hiram K. Jerome, men of great influence and power for usefulness, who had hitherto been indifferent to all religion, changed their views and course of life, and became members of the church.
The Western Presbyterian Church, Of Palmyra, N.Y., Historical Sketch (1898 Manual of the Western Presbyterian Church of Palmyra, N.Y., which is found in the church archives.)
The little office in Palmyra's Market Street, where Lady Churchill's uncle, Hiram K. Jerome, practiced law, has only recently been torn down and old timers remember hearing their fathers and mothers tell of visits Jenny Jerome as a girl paid to her Palmyra kin.
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