Biography of Eli Atwell
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Atwell, Eli. - Nelson Culver, son of pioneer Orange Culver, the latter being mentioned elsewhere in these sketches, was born July 25, 1812. He married Ann Alida Hanson, on September 3, 1840, in Cass county, Mich., where he had settled two years previously. He was the first of the children of Orange Culver to leave the old home farm. Nelson's children were Caroline, who married Eli Atwell, September 25, 1866; David W., who died in Barre, May 20, 1867; and Homer H., who is a farmer in Barre. Nelson Culver died in Elkhart county, Ind., December 3, 1851, and his wife February 13, 1857. Levi Atwell was one of the pioneers of western New York, coming from Cayuga county in 1811, Near what is now Eagle Harbor he discovered a valuable spring of water, and there he decided to settle. He took an article for the land, made a clearing, then returned east for the winter, but became a permanent resident in 1812. His children were Abbie, Roxie, Mary, Joseph, Martin, and Levi. Joseph married Anna Freeman in 1828, and they had these children: James W., who died in Albion January 23, 1892; Freeman J., now a prosperous lawyer in Dowagiac, Mich.; Eli, of Barre, and Lydia, who died November 5, 1887, at her home in Atlanta, Mo. Joseph Atwell died May 4, 1872; his wife died in 1838. Eli Atwell is known as one of the best farmers of Bane. He was born January 17, 1834. At twenty-six he began farming for himself near Barre Center. His first wife was Mary Miller, whom he married October 16, 1861. She lived only about four years, and on September 25, 1866, he married Caroline Culver. They have no own children, but Anna E., wife of Euretus Allis, and Daisy M., are their children by adoption.

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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