Biography of William H. Deming of Byron, NY





William H. Deming was born November 6, 1804, in Berkshire County, Mass., and emigrated to Monroe County, N. Y., with his parents in 1812. He learned the trade of building fanning-mills of his brother-in-law. About 1827 or 1828 he married Sally Costelin, and settled in Byron Center, engaging in wagonmaking. He finally enaged in farming in connection with wagonmaking, and removed to the farm now owned by Mrs. George McDaniels, where he built the farm buildings. Here he spent the most of his business life. He again sold out, and removed to a farm north of Byron Center, where he resided until his death in May, 1889, aged 84 years. Mr. Deming was one of the prominent men in the society where he resided, and commanded the respect of all who knew him. He held the office of assessor several years, was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church, and for years was one its trustees. Three of his six children are living, viz.: Henry D., Sophronia, and Sarah Helen. Henry D. married Delia A., daughter of Nat Spafford, who died in 1864 She bore him one son, William H., who resides with his father. In 1866 Mr. Deming married, second, Marion L. Hume, who bore him a daughter, Fanny Edith, and a son, Charles Hume, both of whom reside with their father. Mrs. Deming, second, died June 30, 1887. Mr. Deming has always given his attention to cultivating and improving his farm.


Source:
Our Countty and it's people
a descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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