Biography of Relly M. Tinkham
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Tinkham, Relly M., was born in Onondaga county, in 1800, and married Chloe Grinnell. In 1826 the family settled in the southwest part of Barre, where Mr. Tinkham died at the age of twenty six. His widow returned to Onondaga county, remarried and moved to Michigan, where she died. The children of Relly were: Stephen. who died in Michigan. and Relly M., of Barre Center. Relly Madison Tinkham, Jr., was born March 5, 1826. He was brought up in the family of Weston Wetberbee, and at the age of twelve began working. At twenty he began for himself as a farm hand, and in 1849 married Lucina Adelaide Allis, of Barre. After working as farmer for a few years, Mr. Tinkham came in 1853, to the Center and bought a saw mill, and this he remodeled into a stave mill and run it till about 1864, through the period of the war, although he was in the service. In July, 1862, he chiefly organized Co. C, 129th Regiment Volunteer Infantry, enlisted as private himself, but was elected captain. After nearly a year of active service, Captain Tinkham was discharged for disabilities, upon which he returned to Barre and his milling interest, but after selling the latter managed his farm until 1885. He has since lived in comfortable retirement. As a Republican, Captain Tinkham held the offices town clerk and commissioner of highways, each about eight years. Of late he has been identified with the Prohibition party.

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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