Biography of Jasper B. Lewis

Lewis, Jasper B., p. o. Alexander, N. Y., a native of Alexander, Genesee county, N. Y., born September 24, 1838, is a grandson of James Lewis, who emigrated from Massachusetts to the Holland Land Purchase in Genesee county in 1804, and son of Anson and Mary (Peck) Lewis. His father was a successful farmer of Alexander until his death. The Peck family are one of the oldest and most respected pioneer families of Genesee county. Mr. Lewis's boyhood was passed on his father's farm and in the public schools until he was twenty years of age, when he entered the employ of the Erie railroad at Alexander as station agent, and has been in the employ of the same company since 1858, with the exception of nine months. Mr. Lewis is also agent for the Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express and the Western Union Telegraph Company. On October 16, 1862, lie married Cornelia A., daughter of Gilbert Nelson; they have one daughter, Nellie, wife of William G. Pollard of Batavia, N. Y. Mr. Lewis was a member of Tonawanda Lodge No. 145, I. O. O. F., for twenty-one years, or until it disbanded, and has been a trustee of the Universalist church for fifteen years; he held the office of supervisor during the years 1881, 1832 and 1883, and has been poormaster for many years. Mr. Lewis is a man of unusual intelligence, courteous and affable demeanor, but frank in his manner and expression. During the forty years he has been in the service of the Erie Railroad he has proved himself a man of industry, integrity, and fidelity to the interests of the company he represents.

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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