Biography of William R. Halbert

Halbert, William R., p. o. Le Roy, N. Y., was born in Glasgow, Scotland, September 14, 1819, and on May 24, 1828, emigrated to America, coming on what was then a large sailing vessel of 450 tons burden, being eight weeks on the ocean; he was three days in reaching Albany and three more in arriving at Utica, where his father met him at the canal; there he remained ten years, working in the cotton mills part of the time. At the age of nineteen he went to Canada and worked on a farm for three years, and in 1843 came to Le Roy, where he has since lived as a farmer. In March, 1852, Mr. Halbert married Ellen E. Pierson, daughter of Linus Pierson. Mrs. Halbert died January 15, 1853, on the farm where Mr. Halbert now lives in his eightieth year. Mr. Halbert has served as highway commissioner six years, inspector of election twelve years, and has been elder in the First Presbyterian church of Le Roy over twenty-five years.

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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