Biography of Col. Harlan P. Spalding


Spaulding, Col. Harlan P., Concord, p. o. Springville, was born at Otto, Cattaraugus county, N. Y., August 9, 1839. His father, Hervey Spaulding, was born in Middlebury, Vt., January 20, 1804, and soon after removed to Fort Ann, Washington county, N. Y., where he lived until 1824. September 10, 1824, he married Clarrissa, daughter of Franklin and Catheren Haskin. In November, 1824, came to Great Valley, Cattaraugus county, N. Y., and in 1826 removed to Springville, N. Y., where he lived until 1834; he lived in several different places in Western New York between this and 1850, when he returned to Springville, which was his home until his death, October 25. 1895. His wife, Clarrissa, died at Springville. June 30, 1882. His family trace their descent from Edward Spalding, who came to Virginia from England about 1619, and about 1633 removed to Massachusetts. The family find several coats of arms in Great Britain and on the Continent. Harlan P. Spaulding was educated in Springville Academy. September 17, 1861, he enlisted in Co. A, 44th N. Y. Vols., as a private and served with this regiment unti] October 10, 1863, when he was commissioned captain of Co. E, 74th Regiment U. S. C. T.; was with these two regiments in most of the battles of the Army of the Potomac. After the war closed he was ordered with his regiment to Texas where he remained in service until mustered out, November 16, 1866. He received two commissions major and lieutenant-colonel by brevet-for meritorious service during the war. October 1, 1885, he married Fanny N., daughter of Chester J. and Sarah N. Lowe. There were born to them two daughters, Ruth, August 18, 1887, and Esther, March 18. 1889. Esther died October 16, 1889, and his wife died December 27, 1889.

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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