Biography of Levi Hale
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Hale, Levi, was a native of Windsor county, Vermont, his ancestry dating to Boston, 1630, being the son of David Hale, the latter an old Revolutionary patriot who fought at the battle of Trenton and numerous other battles under Washington as commander. Levi was in the service of 1812 and on his release came on foot to Genesee county and settled in Gaines, where he lived and died. He was a mason by trade and contractor. Several brick houses, old landmarks in this county, are his work. He also followed farming, owning several different farms. He was one of three to form the first temperance society of the county and also an active member of the first Baptist Church organized in the county. In 1817 he married Anner Durkee, she being the first scbool teacher of West Gaines. They were the parents of five children: Nelson, of Albion; Emily M., who married Reuben R. Reed; Louisa J., who married Henry B. Collins; Lorane, who married Henry W. Burch; and Colwell, now a physician in Syracuse. Mr. Hale held several town offices, and was well known throughout the county as a man of principle and worth. He died in 1863 and his wife in 1869.

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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