Biography of Samuel Tent
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Tent, Samuel, was born in Cattaraugus county May 31, 1834, and was the son of Samuel and Lydia Tent of Machias. The family came to the "ridge" in 1842, but later moved to Clarkson. At the age of thirteen Samuel went to work as hall boy in a Rochester hotel, and for the next several years was employed in hotel work in various places. He next went to school at Lima Seminary one term, and then went to Michigan and was teamster between Hastings and Battle Creek. in 1852 he came to Barre Center and went to work for his uncle, Charles Morey, a shoemaker, then worked on a farm, followed by a clerkship in a store. Still later he drove team for a time, then bought and cleared timber lands, and had much to do with building the roads of Barre. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Co. D, 151st Regiment, as private; was promoted at Albion; at the front was appointed right general guide of the regiment; promoted color bearer, and finally promoted first lieutenant in February, 1864. At Monocacy, Md., July 9. 1864, he was wounded and was in the hospital six months, and while there acted as hospital steward; was mustered out July 1, 1865. Returning to Barre, Mr. Tent engaged in stave and heading manufacture, and was in active business until eight years ago, when he retired, and gives his attention to farming. He was also four years a merchant at Barre Center. Samuel married first January 1, 1855, Emma Bigelow, who bore him two children, Hattie and Emma, both of whom are dead. His wife died in 1861, and in 1862 he married Ellen Gates, by whom he had one child, Lydia Belle, wife of Cubit Miller. She died in 1888 and March 1, 1889, he married Marietta Petrie. He is a Republican, and for seven years has been overseer of the poor in Barred

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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