Biography of Daniel H. Bidwell
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Bidwell, Daniel H., was born at Elba, Genesee county, April 23, 1852, and is a son of Richard, who was a son of Eliphas. Eliphas came from Brunswick, N. Y., in 1835, and settled two miles east of Albion village on the canal, where he purchased 130 acres of land and engaged in farming. He was a wagon maker by trade and before coming to Orleans county followed that business. He married Elizabeth Dubois, and their children were as follows: Charity, who married Richard Rhodes; Cyrus, who married Jerusha Hawley and settled in Albion; Richard, of Murray; Eliphas, a farmer in KendalI; Chester (deceased); Catherine, who married Stephen Webster; Phoebe, who married George Kingsley; Elizabeth, who married a Mr. Root; Henry, a soldier in the War of the Rebellion, who married Mary Scofield and resides in Murray; Abraham, who married Mary Root and died at Albion. Richard Bidwell was born May 4, 1817, in Rensselaer county, and has always been a farmer. He came to Albion with his parents and resided there until 1852 when he settled in Kendall, and in 1865 removed to Murray, purchasing the Baker farm on the Ridge road, west of Sandy Creek, where with the exception of ten years spent in Albion, he has since resided. In 1848 he married Rebecca Palmer, and they had one son, Daniel H. Mrs. Bidwell died in 1872, and in 1874 Mr. Bidwell married Caroline Ballard. Daniel H. Bidwell is a farmer. In 1872 he married Jane Spalding, daughter of Matthew Spaulding of Murray, and their children are: Bert D., Arthur H., Florence D., Earl R., Roy F., and Clara J. Ephraim Spaulding was the first of the family to settle in Orleans county. He came from Monroe county to Murray in 1828, and took up a farm on the Ridge road, west of Sandy Creek, and cleared it. His children were: Erastus, Ephraim, Oliver, Lyman, Edwin, Florilla, Abigail, Lydia J., and Mathew. Of these, Edwin and Mathew were all that sett]ed in Orleans county. Edwin was a farmer and died in Kendall. Mathew settled on the old homestead and was always a farmer. He married Eliza Bain, and to them were born these children: Jane, who married Daniel H. Bidwell, of Murray, and Alice, who lived unmarried.

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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