Biography of Sylvester Parmaly
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Parmaly, Sylvester, was a native of Manlius, Oneida county, and was a blacksmith. He settled in Albion, where in 1852, be began farming. His first wife was Isabella Carr, by whom he had one child, Milton K., born at Enfield, Tompkins county, where the family lived a few years. In 1835 they settled in Albion, where these children were born: Jane and William A., of Albion. The second wife of Sylvester Parmaly was Mary J. Buxton, by whom he had one child, Sarah Louise, now Mrs. Todd of Albion. Mr. Parmaly died February 9, 1882. His first wife died in 1844, and his second in 1892. He was a strong Abolitionist, a Republican, and was one of the deacons of the Baptist Church. Warren S. Slawson was a native of Delaware, and a resident of Albion about seven years. In Tompkins county, in 1860, he married Jane Ann Parmaly and came to Albion in 1868. He died August 3, 1876. His children were Mary Isabella, John W., and Emma Louise, wife of A. E. Hatch. September 18, 1883, his widow married Myron J. Sexton, a native of Madison county, who came to Albion in 1883. Mrs. Sexton has been prominently connected with the W. C. T. U., was one of its founders, and has always been one of its most active members. William A. Parmaly was born in Albion September 13, 1839. At the age of sixteen he went to Marcellus where he was clerk in a store, after which he occupied a similar position in Syracuse. Later on at Buffalo, he was connected with a wholesale and retail store. At the beginning of the oil excitement he visited that region and became an extensive operator, after which he returned to Buffalo. August 26, 1868, he married Cynthia, daughter of Ephraim Hill of Knowlesville. Alter several years he went to New Mexico to look after business interests, and during his absence his father died. Returning home, Mr. Parmaly remained in Albion for a time, then received an appointment in the custom house at Rochester. During his four years of service in that place he received two well merited promotions. Returning home he became proprietor of the Baker Rose Cold Cure, with which he has since been connected.

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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