Town of Torrey Family Sketches,Yates Co., New York Fromthe "History of Yates Co., NY",by L.C. Aldrich, published 1892
Family Sketches for Town of Torrey
PROSSER, John, son of David, and a native of Wales, immigrated to America when quite young.They settled first in New Jersey but finally came to Yates County.John married Permelia CONKLIN and settled in Dresden.He followed the trade of carpenter and joiner and died in 1834 leaving a widow and four sons.Mrs. PORSSER became the wife of John A. Mc LEAN and died at he age of seventy years.David PROSSER, oldest son of John, married and removed to Montana, where he now resides and has four sons and a daughter.Albert G., and Andrew J. (twins), sons of John PROSSER, born April 11, 1824 and are the only members of the family residing in Yates County.Albert G. PROSSER married Temma VANDEVENTER in October 1848.Mr. PROSSER is a dealer in coal, wood, lime and salt, and is also with S.D. Graves, proprietor of a vineyard.Mr. PROSSER is a highly respected citizen and has served his town as assessor and collector.He had an adopted daughter, the child of the deceased sister of Mrs. PROSSER, whom they took into their family at the age of eighteen months.She became the wife of Robert S. FRINK of Auburn and died June 1, 1890.