Biography of John Covey of Bethany, NY

John Covey, born in Saratoga County, N. Y., in 1787, of English ancestry, married Betsey Althouse in 1809. Alvah Covey, his eldest son, was born at Half Moon, Saratoga County, July 22, 1810, and married, February 6, 1837, Jane, daughter of John Hardick. She was born September 3, 1816. Her father was born in Athens, Greene County, in 1783. Ten children were born to Alvah and Jane (Hardick) Covey, five of whom survive, namely: Alvah S., Charlotte I.. Eugene, Emma J., and Frank H. The Latter, born April 9, 1861, in Penfield, Monroe County, received a common school and commercial education, and was associated in business with his father, who came to Penfield about 1838 and was a successful nurseryman there. By energy, perseverance, and strict integrity he laid the foundation for his afterwards ample fortune. July 13, 1882, Frank H. Covey married Minnie J., third daughter of Henry and Louisa (Groom) Palmer of Glenville, N. Y. She was born in Clifton Park. Saratoga County, December 18, 1860 They have a daughter, Minnie Ethel, born September 20, 1883. Mr. Covey came to Bethany in the spring of 1888.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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