Biography of Archibald McVean

McVean, Archibald, was born in the town of Le Roy, N. Y., February 14, 1845, a son of John P. and Catharine (Witherwax) McVean, natives of Johnstown, N. Y., and Kinderhook, N. Y., respectively. The family are of Scotch and Dutch origin. Peter R. McVean was born in Scotland and sailed to America, landing just before the Declaration of Independence. They came into Genesee county about 1820 and settled in the town of Le Roy, purchasing a tract of land on which he remained until his death; he died in 1855, aged ninety-seven years. John P. was a farmer and died in Le Roy in 1853, and his wife in 1894, aged eighty-four years; they had three children, two now living, Peter J. and Archibald. Archibald MeVean was educated in the district schools and has always lived in Le Roy. with the exception of three years spent in the lumber business in Michigan. He now owns 100 acres of land on which he resides. He was highway commissioner for eight years. In 1872 Mr. McVean married Emogene Farnham, daughter of Nathaniel Farnham, an early settler of Genesee county; they had five children: Robert, Ralph, Archibald, Mary and Hugh. Mr. and Mrs. McVean are members of the Presbyterian church, of which he is a trustee and also member of the session. He is a member ef the A. O. U. W. and Patrons of Husbandry. Politically he is a Republican and takes an active interest in his party.

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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