Biography of Robert T. Sperry
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Sperry, Robert T., was born in Frankfort, Pa., April 14, 1844. When quite young he went with his parents to Westville, Conn., onto the Sperry farm of 800 acres. There be learned the trade of blaoksmithing, which he followed for three years. He was engaged in a variety of occupations until 1861, when he enlisted in Company K, Sixth Connecticut Infantry Volunteers, as ensign, and shortly after entered the secreservice under Colonel Baker, serving until the close of the war. July 3, 1884, he married Carrie B. Rice, of Ulster, Pa., and they have one daughter, Flossie B., who was born February 11, 1891. Mr. Sperry has resided in Elmira eight years. He has been a wholesale dealer in musical instruments for thirty years. He began the retail business here April 8, 1891, at 220 West Water street. He is a K. P. and A. K. of P.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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