Biography of Major W. Love
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Love, Major William, was born January 19, 1795, and in 1816 came to Barre. In 1818 he brought his young wife and occupied a log cabin in the wilderness. The old home farm in Barre is still owned by his son, Albert S. Love. Major Love was a public spirited man, well informed in political affairs, and his strong antagonism to slavery, and all forms of injustice, is still well remembered in the county. He died December 19, 1864. His wife was Lucinda Oaks, a native of Oneida county, born June 6, 1797, deceased March 8, 1873. They had ten children: William Delos, born September 29, 1819, a Congregational clergyman living in Hartford, Conn.; Samuel G., born May 30, 1821, a well known school organizer and teacher, also librarian of the noted Prendergast Library at Jamestown. He died November 12, 1893; Ozro, born February 8, 1823; Lavancha E., born October 27, 1824, married A. Z. Barrows, who was for more than forty years a teacher in Buffalo public schools, where his wife also taught. She died February 2, 1870; Laura M., born July 17, 1826, who married William C. Scofield, a Congregational minister of Washington, D. C.; Miranda H., born March 27, 1828, married William E. Ledyard, late of Milwaukee, Wis.; Levi. born September 29, 1830, died February 1, 1831; Jerome. born September 6, 1832; early in life a teacher, subsequently a farmer at the west, and now in the town of Murray; Albert S., born May 31, 1835; Franklin D., born May 12, 1837, and for nearly thirty years a teacher in Buffalo. Albert S. Love was reared on his father's farm, educated in the district school and Randolph Academy, finishing his course at Buffalo Central School, and later returned to Randolph Academy and taught two years. He taught school and worked on the farm about ten years. August 13, 1860, he married Marietta, daughter of Harry W. Weed, of Kendall, and they have three children: Cora L., Ella M. and Edith M. (deceased). in 1862 Mr. Love moved to Marion, Ia. While there he was principal of a Union school at the county seat, and also engaged in farming. Upon the death of his father he, by request, returned to Barre and bought the home farm. In 1891 he came to live at the county seat. He was assessor in Barre six years, and was also connected with the school interests of that town. Ozro Love was educated in the common school and attended the academy one winter. In 1844 began life for himself. For nearly forty years Mr. Love was a farmer in Orleans county, during which time he owned several farms in Barre. In 1881 he came to live in Albion village. His first wife was Martha Street, whom he married September 26, 1844. Two children were born to them: Lucius Delos, who died in 1882, and one who died in infancy. His wife died December 9, 1874. October 28, 1875, he married Emily A., widow of Charles Webster, of Barre, and daughter of Alonzo D. Atherton. Ozro Love was originally a Whig, a strong anti slavery advocate, and was one of the first Republicans in the county. He was supervisor of Barre in 1873-4; and was assessor of that town several years. He was for many years a trustee of the Presbyterian Church at Barre 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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