Biography of Harry E. Wellman
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Wellman, Harry E. - Reuben Wellman, born in Vermont, served as a drummer in the War of 1812, married his wife in Massachusetts, and came to Kendall about 1819, settling on a farm now owned by Mrs. Almeretta Root, but eventually removed to Michigan, where he died. Of his eleven children, Cyrenus, born November 12, 1808, married October 13, 1836, Susan, daughter of James Weed, who survives him. He died November 16, 1882. Their children were: Irving E., born April 27, 1841; James K. P., born August 10, 1844, died January 18, 1879; Annis (Mrs. James Griswold), born May 22, 1849, died May 8, 1883; and Lewis C., born January 16, 1861, who married in 1885, Flora B. Manley. Mr. Wellman was a prominent farmer, public spirited, and enterprising, and inherited many characteristics of the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock, from whom the family are lineal descendants. Irving E. Wellman married Jane, daughter of Noah Elwell, of Kendall, and has had three children, of whom only one, Harry E., is living. He has held several local offices and was supervisor in 1883-4 and 1891. He settled on his present farm in April, 1865. Harry E. Wellman married Carrie, daughter of Andrew B. Townsend, of Kendall, and has two daughters. He has been prominent in local temperance affairs, has been chief templar of Orleans County Lodge, and is one of the foremost members of Kendall Lodge No. 538 I. O. G. T.

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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