Biography of Joseph H. Hand
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Buell, Joseph Hand, was born at Marietta, Ohio, February 22, 1809, and is a son of Gen. Joseph, a native of Killingworth, Conn. He went to Ohio as a soldier in 1786, and until 1788 was stationed at Fort Harmon. He settled at Marietta, O., in 1789. He was one of the prominent men of the State, being judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and State Senator several years. In 1803 he was appointed one of the two major generals of the State Militia of Ohio. Joseph H. removed from Ohio to Rochester in 1828. and for several years was engaged as clerk in the dry goods establishment of W. H. Ward on State street. In 1832 he removed to Holley and engaged in the mercantile business. His brother, Hiram A., soon after became his partner, and they acquired a large and prosperous trade, the partnership existing until the death of Hiram A., in 1875. For over fifty years Mr. Buell was one of the most important business men of Holley, and for several years bought grain and produce. He was postmaster of Holley under Fillmore's administration. He married October 20, 1839. Sophia Churchill, a native of Litchfield, Conn., and they have had three children: Harry J, Frances, and a son who died in infancy. Frances Buell married John B. Fuller of Buffalo, and they had five children: Frances B., Jennie S., Julia C., Grace E., and William B., who died in 1888. In 1835 Mr. Buell retired from business and was succeeded by his son, Henry J., who has since continued it. He is one of the stirring business men of the town, has been treasurer of the village ten years, was one of the organizers of the Holley Electric Co., is one of the trustees and secretary and manager. He is a member of Murray Lodge 380 F. & A. M., and in 1890 organized the Glenwood Club, and is its treasurer; is also secretary of the Holley Business Men's Association. Mr. Buell married in 1878, Mary, daughter of Alexander McCarge of Holley, and they have two children: Fred C., and Bessie H.

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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