Biography of Rufus R. Stowell
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Stowell, Rufus R., born in Elmira, N. Y., May 18, 1838, was educated in the Elmira Academy. Mr. Stowell has always been engaged in mercantile pursuits, and is now conducting a first class grocery on the south side. August 16, 1862, he enlisted in. Company B, One Hundred and Forty eighth Infantry New York Volunteers, was several times wounded, ouce in the battle of Cold Harbor, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. December 20, 1868, he married Mary Ann, youngest daughter of John and Mary Breese, of Horseheads. They have six children: John S., Harry C., Mary Elizabeth, Edgar S., Ralph C., and Grace A. Mr. Stowell's father, Abel, was born in Worcester, Mass., in 1806, and married Elizabeth Stronger. They came to Binghamton about 1830. They had nine children, of whom these are living: Charles M., Rachel T., Rufus R., William H., John E., and Henry C.

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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