Biography of James H. Covert

Covert, James H., was born in Albany, December 18, 1824, a son of Stephen and Sarah Doris Covert His father came to Le Roy about 1832, where he followed his trade as a morocco and tanner finisher. He was one of the prominent men in the Presbyterian church and acted for a while as agent for the Genesee County Mutual Insurance Co.; he died in 1877. James H. Covert was educated in Le Roy and entered the mercantile business as clerk in 1842, with Champion Brothers. In 1854 he established his business in Corfu, and in 1860 came to East Pembroke, where he has been for over thirty-eight years. In 1858 Mr. Covert married Mary J., daughter of Col. John Webb; they have one daughter, Harriet Grace. Mr. Covert has enjoyed a successful business career and is thoroughly respected in the community where he has long resided.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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