Biography of Martin Reeves

Reeves, Martin, was born in the town of Hounsfield on his father's farm, in 1841. His father removed to Dexter when he was four years old, and his education was obtained in the public schools of that village. He left home when he was twentytwo years of age and bought a farm two miles from Dexter on the Pillar Point road in 1864. It was at this time Mr. Reeves married Mary O'Harra of Dexter, and they have two children: Sherly B., who resides at home on the farm and Lettie, who is the present postmistress of Brownville. In September, 1864, Mr. Reeves enlisted in Co. B. 186th N. Y. Vols., and served to the close of the war and was mustered out June 11, 1865. In politics he is a Democrat and has held the office of county and town delegate and at present is assistant postmaster. Mr. Reeves carries on his farm one mile west of Brownville. He is a member of Brownville Lodge No. 53, F. & A. M., and Court Brownville No. 561, I. O. Foresters; is a comrade of J. Broadbent Post No. 188. G. A. R, of Dexter, has been a commander two terms and at present is the senior vice commander.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898


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