Biography of H. G. Leland


Leland, H. G., Concord, p. o. Springville, was born in Hinsdale, N. Y., August 18, 1847. His father, William O. Leland, is one of the most prominent men of that county, and is engaged in the mercantile and banking business, taking an active part in the development of his town and county interests. He married Amanda, daughter of Capt. William Vinton, and are the parents of four sons, three of whom are connected with the First National Bank of Springville. The family trace their ancestors from Henry Leland, who came from England in 1652 and settled in Massachusetts. A Leland was one of the pioneers of Cattaraugus county, where the family have been among the leaders since 1825. H. G. Leland was educated in the public schools in Hinsdale and Buffalo, and at the age of seventeen began his life work. He entered the Cuba National Bank in 1866, in connection with his father and Gen. Calvin T. Chamberlain, established a private banking house at Springville, which in 1883 was merged into the First National Bank. In 1871 he married Bianca, daughter of E. S. Pierce. Mr. Leland is one of the most prominent business men of Erie county, who is ever ready to aid and advance the best interests of his town and its people.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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