Biography of Samuel Church
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Church, Samuel, born in Brookfield, Mass., in 1781, came into North Ridgeway (now Yates) in 1816. He was a farmer and blacksmith, and long a prominent member of the M. E. Church. He finally moved to Lyndonville, where he died in 1871. His wife, Ann Daniels, who died in 1825, bore him four Sons: Seth, Grosvenor, Isaac and William. Grosvenor Church came to Ridgeway with his parents when eight years old, and moved thence in 1831 to Yates, settling on a farm iu the east part of the town. October 27, 1831, he married Jane, daughter of Richard Barry, and died April 26, 1873. He was long a justice of the peace and a trustee of Yates Academy, and during his life was one of the town's most eminent men. His widow now resides in Lyndonville, and has gained considerable prominence by her exquisite needle work. William Church was born June 8, 1812, and died July 19, 1893. October 25, 1837, he married Sena, daughter of Richard Barry. He was justice of the peace and overseer of the poor many years, and was long an active member, class leader, steward, and trustee of the M. E. Church. Like his brother, Grosvenor, he lived first in Ridgeway and later in Yates. His widow still survives and resides at Yates Centre.

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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