Biography of Lewis Bly
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Bly, Lewis, was born in Rhode Island in January, 1814, son of Allen Ely of the same place, one of eight children of Benjamin Ely, a native of England and a fanner. Allen was also a farmer, and came to Hastings in 1830. His wife was Mary Underwood of Connecticut, and their children were: Lewis, Mary, Abigail, Lucy, Lovina, David and Nancy. When a young man Mr. Lewis engaged in the manufacture of lumber, later settled down to farming, and during the war reengaged in the lumber business for seven years. In 1839 he married Eunice, daughter of Peleg Marsh, of Constantia, by whom he had five children, as follows: Emeline, Anna Eliza, Ellen, Homer and Horace. In 1865 his wife died and in 1868 he married Susan, daughter of C. C. Lendon of Vermont, and widow of his brother David, who had one child, Tracy. The children by the last marriage are George and Sarah. Mr. Bly has served as poormaster.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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