Biography of Ephraim Harding of Bethany, NY

Ephraim Harding, grandfather of Erastus D., served from Connecticut as a soldier in the Revolutionary war under Geneal Putnam. Alfred Harding served in the War of 1812. Erastus D. Harding was born in Lyme, Conn., February 14, 1813, and when 10 years of age came with his parents to Genesee County, where they arrived October 5, 1824, and located three-quarters af a mile north of Bethany village. February 22, 1838, he married Mary H., oldest daughter of William Nott, formerly of Devonshire, England, but now of Bethany. They have had 10 children, of whom eight survive, namely: Eveline B., Mary E., Erastus G, Jennie M., Estella A., Flora C., William E., and Herbert H. Erastus G. Harding is a physician and surgeon in Wyoming County; William E. is professor in the literary department of the Institution for the Blind in Batavia; Jennie M. resides with her parents; and Herbert H. is married and takes charge of the farm. Mr. Harding has been deacon in the Baptist Church for many years.

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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