From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 609-610


Solomon Frost was born in Broome County, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1818.  His parents, Curtis and Cordelia (Bierce) Frost, moved to Oneida County, and thence to Cortland County in 1823 and there he lived with them till 1835 when they moved to Huron County, Ohio.  He remained in New York and went to Cattaraugus County and learned the trades of a carpenter, millwright, tanner and currier, serving an apprenticeship at each.  In 1843 he went to Huron County and worked at the carpenter and millwright trades till 1854 and in April of the latter year became identified with Steuben County, buying eighty acres of land on section 6, York Township, which has since been his home.  He worked at his trade till 1870, three years of the time at Kendallville, and while there rented his farm to his sons.  He was married in Cattaraugus County, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1838, to Adeline Davis, a native of Saratoga County, N. Y., born April 13, 1818.  To them have been born three children-- Lydia, widow of William J. Taylor, of Fremont Township; Leverett, on the homestead; and Jerome B., of Hillsdale County, Mich.  Jerome enlisted in the defense of the Union in February, 1863, in Company I, One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Indiana Infantry, and participated in ten engagements.  He reached home Sept. 25, 1865, having done valiant service for his country.  His health was impaired and he has never been as robust as before his enlistment.  Mr. Frost in politics is a Republican.  He has always been a strong temperance man never even using tobacco, and has been a member of the Washingtonian Society over fifty years.



Submitted by Kim Davoli