Biography of Henry Lester
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Lester, Henry, son of Nicholas, was born near Troy, N. Y., in 1814. He came when a child with his grandparents to Sandy Creek. At an early age he commenced to earn his own living learning the trade of carpenter. He married Jane Bartlett, daughter of Emery Bartlett, and settled in the southeastern part of the town, building two saw mills and clearing a farm of 114 acres. Four children were born to them: Frances W., wife of J. A. Alden, who died in Lawrence, Mich., in 1876; Harriet E., wife of Elijah Rowe, who resides in Boylston; Emery B. of Orwell; Emerson D. in Boylston. His wife, Jane, dying in 1872, he married Amy Calkins Snyder, by whom he had a son. Henry W., who resides in Mannsville, Jefferson county. Henry Lester was much respected by his townsmen, holding the office of superintendent of schools, justice of the peace twelve years, and supervisorfive years. He died in 1878. Emerson D. was born on the homestead where he now resides in 1851; he was educated in the district school, Pulaski Academy and Lawrence (Mich.) Union School. He was married in 1878, and has two children, Ray, aged fifteen, and Harry, aged five. He was elected supervisor in 1893 and reelected in 1894 without opposition; is a Republican, a member of the I. O. O. F. and K. O. T. M. lodges.

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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