Biography of The Torrence Family
Esses County, NY Biographies





Torrence. The Torrence family was founded in Jay by William Torrence, who came from Sandgate, Vt., with five Sons: John. Louis, Daniel. Orrin, and Reuben, and settled in the localitv known as Torrence Hill. Rusel Torrence, of Jay, a descendant of Jno., married Rhoda, daughter of Israel Taylor. William, an early settler of Jay married Mary, daughter of Aaron Houghton. They have fire children living: Luella, Maria. William, Martin and John; two deceased; Lydia and Nellie. Besides William. Mrs. Rhoda Torrence had seven children: William, Ephraim. who served nine months in the late war. Adoniram. who lost his life from wounds received in the battle of the Wilderness, Jane, Isaac, Elizabeth, and Elariora. Wihiam Torrence lives on the old Houghton farm and his mother resides with him. Ira Torrence was born Aug. 9. 1841. He is a farmer and owns 100 acres. Nor. 9, 1862, he married Lucy E., daughter of Sylvester and Lucinda Smith. They have one son, Fred, born Jan. 11, 1878. Ira was a member of the 2d N. Y. Harris Light Cavalry, Company E: enlisted in Sept. 1864, and served until the close of the war.

From:
History of Essex County
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: H. P. Smith
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1885


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION

Essex County, NY
Biographies

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012