Biography of Mary A. Conger
Erie County, NY Biographies

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Conger, Mary A., Collins, p. o. Collins Center. - Eli Heath was the youngest son of Sargeant Heath, and was born in Livingston county, N. Y., April 24, 1805. During his minority he obtained a good common school education, and September 24, 1829, he married Vicena, daughter of Hosea Sheffield. He removed to Erie county in January, 1831, and purchased a farm, then a wilderness, one and a haif miles north of Collins Center. His summers were spent clearing and cultivating his farm, and during the winter season he taught school, and they endured all the privation and hardship incident to pioneer life. For a number of years he was superintendent of common schools for the town of Collins. He was a man of intelligence and uprightness of character. In early life he united with the Methodist Episcopal church, and every effort to advance its interests found in him an active and efficient helper. He died September 3, 1847, missed and mourned by his family, the church and the community in which he lived. His widow died November 21, 1893, at the age of eighty six years and nine months. Mr. Heath left four children, viz.: Hosea S., born in York, Livingston county, N. Y., December 3, 1830; he married Paulina S. Wheeler, February 23, 1859; he practiced law in Hamburg a number of years and died July 5, 1894. Cyrene. born May 15, 1835, married Amos Roberts, January 1, 1851, and resides in Waterford, Pa. Mary A., born October 23, 1838, married Noah, son of Almond D. Conger, May 8, 1864; they had three children, one of which survives, Almon N. Conger of Hamburg, N. Y. Noah Conger died April 27, 1873, at the age of thirty two. William H., youngest child of Eli Heath, was born June 7, 1841, and married Sophia Byron, November 21, 1866. He resides at North Evans, N. Y.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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