Biography of Fenimour T. Gallett
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Gallett, Fenimore T., was the son of Charles Gallett, born in Jerusalem, Yates county, and died in Carlton. Mr. Charles Gallett was a blacksmith by trade and a hotelkeeper in Otsego county. His wife was Laura Ladocia Tucker, born in Hartwick, Otsego county, January 24, 1815, and died January 18, 1892. Their children were: Fenimore T., born August 5, 1837, in Hartwick, and Isaac T, born in Hartwick July 25, 1839. Isaac P. married Hannah Peffers, of New York city and thFy had one child. Isaac Gallett died in Chicago July 3, 1891. Fenimore P. Gallett was educated in the district schools of Hartwick, afterward attending school at Davenport one year, the Hartwick Seminary, the Cooperstown Seminary, and then took a siecial course at a select school taught by a Mr. Bangs. At the age of seveenteen he worked in a machine shop at Rochester for the N. Y. Central R. R., where he remained two years and then worked in Buffalo at stone boat repairing. He afterward took charge of the delivery of locomotives and cars, and also followed railroading as engineer for eight years. September 18, 1861, Mr. Gallett raised a company in Orleans and Wayne counties of 112 men, and was captain of the regiment, known as the 8th N.Y. Cavalry, Company F. He resigned his commission as captain July 5, 1862. In 1858 he married Matilda L. Wilcox, born in Carlton and died September 22, 1860, aged twenty two years. They bad one daughter, Amber L. Gallett, born in Carlton July 23, 1860, and died September 30, 1860. Mr. Gallett married for his second wife Seraphina Acker, in July, 1862. She died in 1869 without children. He married his present wife at Carlton December 10, 1880. His wife, Mary Cliff was born at Ogdensburg December 29, 1846. Her father was John Cliff born in England November 28, 1815, and died August 16, 1880, in Carlton. His wife was Margaret Dazell, born in Ireland May 1, 1823, is still living and resides in Carlton.

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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