Biography of Jerome T. Feezlear

Feezlear, Jerome T., is one of the best known teachers in Genesee county, and was born in Orleans county, N. Y., February 6, 1845, a son of John B. and Elizabeth A. (Bradford) Feezlear. Elizabeth Bradford was a direct descendant of William Bradford, who was one of the first governors of New York. John B. Feezlear was a native of Wayne county, N. Y., and a blacksmith by trade, which he followed throughout his life Jerome T. Feezlear received his education in the Holly Academy and began teaching in 1861. In 1862 he received an appointment as clerk in the internal revenue office, which position he resigned within a year on account of ill health. He has resumed his former occupation and has taught continuously each year since, making in all a period of thirty-seven years in the profession. He came to Bergen in 1865. In 1861 and 1865 he offered his services to the government by enlistment, his mother objecting each time, and he was rejected on account of his youth. In politics Mr. Feezlear is a Republican and has been elected and several times re-elected to the office of justice of the peace. He has often represented his town as a delegate in the county, judicial and assembly conventions. He is a prominent member of the Odd Fellows of thirty years' standing and fourteen years a member of the State Grand Lodge. He is the senior member of the school board of Bergen and has always manifested a keen interest in local educational affairs. On February 26, 1867, he married Sarah E , only child of Alonzo and Ann Sackett; they have two children: Jerome and Jennie.

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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