Biography of Fred H. Achillies
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Achilles, Fred H., was born at Oak Orchard, May 10, 1854, and in 1887 he married Sarah, daughter of J. Whitney Howes. He is extensively engaged in farming, having also a large peach orchard. Alfred Achilles, grandfather of our subject, came from Oneida county in 1830. located at Oak Orchard, and died in 1841, leaving a widow and seven children: Morriw W., Albert H., Henry L., Charles, George R., Charlotte and Edward. Morroiw W., father of Fred H., married Diana Turner (who is still living), and died in 1860. Their children were: Lucy A., Fred H., and Jennie. Mason Turner, father of Mrs. Diana Achilles, came from Connecticut to Genesee county in 1811 and enlisted in the war of 1812, where he was wounded and lost the use of an arm. In 1835 he moved to Oak Orchard, and was postmaster there for many years. He died in 1861, leaving a wife and four children: Lois McCracken, Mary Ralph, Lucy Nichols, and Diana Achilles Wait.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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