Biography of Nelson Meyette of Le Roy, NY

Nelson Meyette, son of Anthony and Libbie (Strong) Meyette, was born February 14. 1853, in Richmond, Vt. Anthony was born in France, and his wife in canada. He came to Canada when a young man, thence to Boston, and was at sea a few years. when he settled in Vermont. At one time he was a merchant in Montreal. Of 16 children they raised three sons and six danghters. The grandmother of Nelson died at the age of 100 years. Nelson was reared on a farm, received a common school education, and attended Middlebury Academy. At the age of 11 he began to learn a trade. He was at Fort Edward Institute for three years, and came to Le Roy in 1879, where he has since resided, working at his trade of painter and decorator. December 16, 1879, he married Flora A., daughter of Joseph R. and Matilda I. (Ingram) Eddy, and they have one son, J. Eddy. Joseph R. Eddy was born in Wyoming County, and his wife in Erie County. He died December 2, 1889, aged 71. His daughter Anna I. married a Mr. Woodard. Another daughter is Flora A. He came to Le Roy in 1825, was interested in a stone quarry for many years, and was a builder and contractor. He built the Roman Catholic Church and Lampson House. Between 1844 and 1850 he spent seven years at sea, and had some thrilling experiences.

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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