Biography of Elias Laney
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Laney, Elias, was born in Oneida county, town of Lee, April 12, 1828, a son of William, a native of Connecticut, born June 22, 1777, and served in the war of 1812. The grandfather Laney was killed in the Revolutionary war. William was a tanner and currier, and married Rachael Seymour of Connecticut, born May 12, 1783, by whom he had six children, our subject being the youngest and only survivor. He was educated in the district schools of Oneida county, and has always followed farming, having taken also a prominent part in local politics. He has filled the offices of assessor and excise commissioner. March 14, 1852, he married Martha E. Perry, born in Lee, a daughter of Gideon and Eliza Perry, a family of prominence in their town. The children of our subject are James W., born November 20, 1853; Gideon A., born July 19, 1855; Carrie M., born September 23, 1864. who died April 11, 1866. Gideon A. is now in California in the wholesale and retail boot and shoe business. An uncle of Elias Laney was at one time governor of Connetiçut.

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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