Biography of Luther Bannister of Le Roy, NY

Luther Bannister was born November 20, 1819, four miles northwest of Le Roy village, on the Stafford line. His parents, Nathan and Thankful (Thwing) Bannister, came from Massachusetts to Genesee County with an ox-team about 1811, and settled on 50 acres. Nathan Bannister served in the War of 1812. He reared a family of five children, namely: Christopher C., Nahum, Luther, Lucinda, and Cordelia. He died in Yates, Orleans County, and his wife in Le Roy. Nabhan was a son of William Banister, who was twice married, his wives dying in Massachusetts and he in Roanoke. Luther Bannister was reared on a farm, and at the age of 14 began life for himself working by the month. He located in Byron, afterwards in Bergen, and settled where he now resides in 1873. He married Mary L., daughter of Uri and Mahala (Utley) Kelsey, natives of Killingworth, Conn., and Bridgewater, N. Y., respectively. Uri Kelsey was one of the earliest shoemakers of Le Roy. His latter days were spent on a farm. His children were Charles D., Mary L., Lodoiska S., and Dorliska A. Luther Bannister has 10 children, as follows: Alice G. (Mrs. Rapp), Carrie M., Adolphus D., Myran N., Mary C. (Mrs. Crittenden), E. Lucinda (Mrs. Brodie), Eflice M. (Mrs. Coffey), Carl L., Dwight N., and Delia G. Adolphus Bannister was born June 15, 1853, three and a half miles northwest of Le Roy village.

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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