Biography of Charles H. Dolbeer

Dolbeer, Charles H., was born in Perry, Wyoming county, N.Y., January 22, 1841, son of William Dolbeer, who was a native of New Hampshire, and settled in Perry in 1822. He married Caroline Smith and through life was a reputable and successful wagon manufacturer. He was connected with the militia and held commissions as quarter-master adjutant, lieutenant-colonel, and colonel of the One Hundred and Sixty-First Regiment. The family trace their descent from Nicholas Dolbeer, of Rye, N. H., who settled there about 1660. Charles H. Dolbeer was educated in the public schools and a private academy, and in 1858 came to Batavia and entered the employ of Alva Smith & Son. In 1862 he enlisted in the Twenty-fourth N.Y. Battery of Artillery and was promoted to orderly sergeant. He was commissioned second lieutenant of this Battery by Gov. Horatio Seymour, January 6, 1863, and was made chief of General Ledlie’s brigade ambulance corps in the same year. His service was mainly in Eastern Virginia. North Carolina and South Carolina. He received an honorable discharge in 1864. In 1866 he went to St. Louis, where he was employed in the offices of the St. Louis, Iron Mount4n and Southern Railroad Corn. pany. In 1881 he removed to Little Rock, Arkansas, and became auditor of the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad. He returned to Perry in 1891 and in 1893 came to Batavia and engaged in the hardware business, from which he is now retired. In 1880 Mr. Dolbeer married Florence, daughter of James H. Beals, of Boston; they have two daughters: Florence and Caroline. Mr. Dolbeer stands high in the G. A. R. He has been commander of Ord Post at Little Rock, and of Robinson Post at Perry, N. Y. He is now a comrade of Upton Post at Batavia.

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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