Biography of Medad Ferry
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Ferry, Medad, was the first of the family to settle in Orleans county. He came from Rome, Oneida county, in 1826 and settled in Murray. He was a farmer, was a staunch Democrat and a faithful member of the Methodist Church. He married Lavinia Littlefield, and their children were: William, who went to Michigan in early life; Lewis D., Lorenzo, Louise, Eunice and Susan. Lorenzo married Juno Dutcher, and resides in Buffalo; Louisa married Asahel Lewis; Eunice married Ret. Sheldon Baker, and Susan married Edward Day. Lewis D. Ferry was a farmer. He married Sylvia, daughter of Paphiras Beebe, of Murray. Their children were Ellen A., who married Milton Hard; Aden M., who married Nancy Garrison; George A., who married Amarett M. Gridley; Wilbin L., Carrie and Edward, who died young. Wilbin L. was born in Murray in 1848. His early life was spent on the farm. For several years he conducted a livery business in Holley, and since 1886 has been engaged in the harness business, and is also a dealer in carriages and sleighs. He married Hattie E., daughter of Horace B. Perry.

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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