Biography of Lum Family
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Lum Family, The, in America, traces its lineage to Samuel Lum, born June 13, 1619, died August 19, 1703, whose children were: Jonathan, Matthew, and Samuel, Jr. Jonathan Lum's children were John, Samuel, Joseph and Jonathan, jr. Matthew Lum's children were: Matthew, jr., and Obadiah. Samuel Lum, jr.'s children were Samuel, John, and David. The grandchildren of Jonathan Lum, Sr., were Dr. Jonathan, son of John; Curtiss and a brother, sons of Samuel, who were killed in the Revolutionary War; Reuben, son of Joseph; and John, Adam, Lemuel, Henry, and Jonathan, Sons of Jonathan jr. The grandchildren of Matthew Lum, Sr., were: Matthew, son of Matthew, jr.; and James and Daniel, sons of Obadiah. The grandchildren of Samuel Lum, son of Samuel, were a large number of descendants of Samuel, jr.; Stephen and John C., Sons of John; and David, son of David. Adam Lum, had fourteen children, of whom James, born July 6, 1782, married, September 1, 1806, Lucy Hawkins, and had five children: Charles, Silas H., Lucy R., James, jr., and Chauncey H. He died November 9, 1843. He came to County Line in 1819 and settled in the edge of Niagara county. He was a scythe maker and his father was an iron worker. Charles Lum moved into Yates in 1833. Chauncey Harrison Lum, born November 6, 1822, married, January 30, 1850, Phebe E. Fuller, who was born May 3, 1827, and died November 26, 1873. Their children were: Eva H., Helen A., Willis C., and George F. He married, second, Novemher 19, 1874, Hattie Greeley, born May 20, 1845, died December 10, 1876, and third, June 6, 1878, Mrs. Martha Kemp. Mr. Lum has been a justice of the peace of Somerset and of Yates and was postmaster at County Line under President Polk. He was supervisor of this town in 1859 and 1860, and is indefatigable in the research of local histories, being a recognized authority in historical matters. He is also president of the Yates Pioneer Association. Curtis Lum, another son of Adam, was born September 17 1779, came to Yates in 1826, and died March 23, 1852. In 1803 he married Eunice Hawkins, born 1780, died September 26, 1846, and their children were: Deforest, born February 18, 1804, died 1807; Isaac, born November 27, 1806 Caroline, born November 16, 1809; Deforest, 2d, born April 18, 1812; Jane A., born May 23, 1814, died February 10, 1839; David, born March 25. 1817; and Chauncey, born May 26, 1821, died May 1, 1838. Deforest Lum, 2d, married, January 20, 1842, Betsey Evans, and their only child was Helen E., born August 10, 1845. Mrs. Lum died May 13, 1877; Mr. Lum died November 13, 1880.

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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