Biography of Timothy Lynch of Batavia, NY

Timothy Lynch, proprietor of the Genesee House, was born in Ireland, and came with his parents to America in 1847. His father, Daniel Lynch, came to Batavia about 1850, and resided there until his death. Timothy Lynch was reared and educated in the schools of Batavia, and early in 1861 enlisted in Co. E, 100th N. Y. Vet. Inf., as a private. Before going to the front he was commissioned second lieutenant of his company. He was in active service about three and one. half years. His regiment saw severe service, and participated in the engagements at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, and Fair Oaks, where Lieut. Lynch was taken prisoner and confined for five months in Libby and Salisbury prisons. After rejoining the regiment he was promoted to first lieutenant to date from the battle of Fair Oakes, having command of Co. B. He was finally made captain of his company, and served until November, 1864, when he resigned. The latter part of his service he was in the engagements at Folly, James, and Morris islands, and before Charleston, Richmond, Petersburg, and Fort Darling, where one-half of his regiment was lost and he was wounded, Weldon Railroad, Bermuda Hundred, etc. Returning to Genesee County Mr. Lynch farmed for two years, and in 1867 became owner of the Genesee House on Jackson street, Batavia, which he has since conducted, with the exception of two years. Mr. Lynch is post commander of Upton Post, G. A. R., and is now serving as one of the Grant treasurers of the State for the C. M. B. A., a benevolent organization of which he is one of the oldest members. He has served as a member of the board of trustees of Batavia, and is one of the enterprising men of the town, as well as a genial and deserving host.

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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