Biography of Henry Pease
FROM: History of Livingston County, New York
By James H. Smith
Assisted by Hume H. Cole
Published By D. Mason & Co. 1881


Henry Pease, the subject of this biography, was a descendant of Robert Pease, who was born in England, in 1630. The first account we find of him is in the court records of Salem, in the settlement of his fatherís estate, August 27, 1644. We next find historic record of the family in the Revolutionary war, in which John Pease bore an active part. in that war the family saw active service, and also in the war of 1812. The parents of Henry. our subject. were Henry and Huldah Tilden Pease. who were married in the year 1793, at Sansfleld. Mass., where he was horn. He moved with his father to Livonia in 1805, being then eleven years old.

On the 19th of March. 1817, he was married to Polly Gould, by whom he had eight children, four of whom are now living. She died. and he was again married, in 1838. to Rowena Spafford.

Henry C., his third son, was born August 11, 1823, married Hannah B. Hoag, October 14, 1861, and died October 19, 1874.

Henry Pease was a conscientious member of the Methodist church for over fifty years. He was a farmer, carpenter, and known as a kind, generous-hearted man, who never turned his back on the poor, but always took great pains to find out their actual need and attend to their wants. He was a man of noble qualities, honored and respecteci by all who knew him and at his death many mourned the loss to their community.

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