Biography of Seth C. Langdon of Byron, NY

Seth C. Langdon, born in Berkshire County, Mass., moved to Verona, N. Y., with his parents, where he married Elizabeth Avery, and settled on a farm. He was a captain of militia in the War of 1812. In 1815 he emigrated to this town, bought the improvements of three acres of Joseph Barker, and took a contract for the farm where he spent the remainder of his life, and where his son Gordon now lives. He lived in a log cabin until 1826, when he built a frame house. He lived plain and wore clothes which were spun and woven by his wife. He gave his influence to build school-houses and churches, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church and did his share towards its support. His wife became a member at its organization. He died in March, 1862, aged 77 years, and his wife in August, 1863, aged 81 years. They had nine children, three of whom are living. His youngest son, Gordon, was born on the homestead, February 26, 1826, and received his education in the common schools. March 21, 1849, be married Sarah Hudson, of Byron. He has always resided on the old homestead, but has found time to fill some of the offices of his town. Mr. and Mrs. Langdon are members of the Presbyterian Church of North Bergen. Their children are Guilford A., who is married and resides in Des Moines, Iowa; Mary E., who lives with her parents; Estelle S., who married D. Sheldon and resides in Rochester; Herbert E., a carpenter in Byron; William H., who married Anna Frear, and works the home farm; and Carrie E., who resides with her parents.

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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