James A. Segur Source: History of Steuben County, IN (1885) p.690 James A. Segur was born in Cortland County, N. Y., April 20, 1822, a son of James and Cynthia (Crawford) Segur. His parents were early settlers of Cortland County. When moving to the county they passed through what is now Syracuse, N. Y., and Mr. Segur was offered 160 acres at $1.25 an acre, in the center of the town, but at that time a cedar swamp. He followed blacksmithing in New York till 1837 when he moved his family to Richland, now Ashland County, Ohio, where he died in 1842. The mother survived him many years, and died in 1864. She was a life long member of the Episcopal church. There was a family of nine children, three sons and six daughters. James A. Segur was fifteen years old when his parents moved to Ohio. He received a liberal education in the common schools and the High School at Preble Corners, and subsequently Ashland Academy. He taught several terms of school in Ohio, and after coming to Steuben County taught winters. He came to Steuben County in 1849 and settled in Scott Township, on section 36, where he hewed out a farm from a tract of heavily timbered land, residing there thirty-one years, when he sold the farm and moved to Angola where he has since lived a quiet, retired life. He was married in March, 1849, just prior to his removal to Steuben County, to Corinda Hill, daughter of Henry Hill, of Ashland County, Ohio. To them were born four children -- Charles, Sarah, Harvey and Lell. Charles is a Professor of the graded school in Hamilton, Ind. Mrs. Segur died May 8, 1882. She was an active and consistent member of the Christian church, and loved by all who knew her. Mr. Segur has experienced all the hardships of pioneer life, but has lived to reap the reward of his toil, being one of the well-to-do citizens of the county. In politics he is a Republican and has held many local offices of trust.