Biography of Thomas H. Stewart
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Stewart, Thomas H., was born in Notaway County, Va., a slave, about 1831. In 1852 he turned his face toward freedom, the North, his first stop being made to work at Belfont, Pa. In 1854 he came to Elmira, where he has since resided. September 15, 1858, he married Ann Johnston, formerly of New Jersey. They had eight children: Theodore, Fred. Walter, Frank, Nettie, Cornelia, Oora, and Helena. Mr. Stewart has been sexton of Elmira College for nine years, of the Free Academy for eighteen years, and continuously sexton of Trinity Church for twenty five years. Mrs. Stewart died July 14, 1886. Mr. Stewart is a member of Trinity Church and owns a fine home on Dickinson street.

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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