Biography of Oliver Velzy


Velzy, Oliver, Brant, was born in 1842 in Wyoming county, N. Y., and is the son of Eldred Veizy, who came from Connecticut. Mr. Veizy enlisted in 1861 in Co. C, 104th N. Y. Vols. ("The Wadsworth Guards") where he served until 1864, when he re-enlisted in Co. A, 188th N. Y. Vols., where he served until July, 1865. He was in some of the leading battles of the Rebellion-Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Weldon Railroad, Petersburg. Five Forks and at the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. After the close of the war he returned to Machias, Cattaraugus county, and from there to Brant, where he has since been a farmer. He married in 1867 Lydia, daughter of Amos H. Bradient of Little Valley, Cattaraugus county, and has six sons and one daughter: Weslie, Elsie M , George R., Seba M., Eber A., Amos and Orlean. He is a member of James Ayers Post No. 202, of Angola. He has always taken a prominent part in town affairs and for the last eight years has been overseer of the poor, and is now in mercantile business at Brant Center.

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