Biography of Lester M. Case
Madison County, NY Biographies





Case, Lester M., son of Joseph and Ursulla (Humphrey) Case, was born in Nelson, August 13, 1817. His father was a farmer and one of the earliest settlers of Nelson township; he was a native of Connecticut. Of his union with Ursulla Humphrey four children were born: Milton, Lucia, Luna and Lester. Joseph Case reached the venerable age of eighty nine years and died in 1855. Lester M. Case was educated at Homer Academy and all his life followed the occupation of farming. He represented his district in the Legislature one term and was a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1868. Mr. Case was a staunch Whig and Republican. He was a man of excellent habits, strict integrity and most kindly disposition. He was a member a few years of the Presbyterian Church. November 25, 1845, he married Huldah Backus, daughter of Judge Talcott Backus of Cazenovia, who survives him. Two children were born of this union, Edward Lester, died at the age of five years; Amelia died in her fourteenth year. Mr. Case died October 8, 1874.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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