Biography of Alvin Anstead
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Anstead, Alvin, Parishville, was born in Manheim, Herkimer county, August 10, 1830, a son of Jacob, a native of the same place, born June 6, 1791. The latter was a soldier nuder General Burgoyne in the British army, and-the father of the latter was taken prisoner at Saratoga. He then enlisted in the American army and served three months, for which he received a pension. In 1841 Alvin Anstead came to Parishville with his father, and settled on the farm now owned by our subject. He married Elizabeth Wolever, who was born March 14, 1794, and they had seven sons and two daughters. He died September 17, 1877, and his wife March 18, 1885. Alvin was reared on a farm and educated in the St. Lawrence Academy. He was ten years old when he came to this town. His farm consists of 330 acres of fine land, and he keeps about fifty five head of cattle. Mr. Anstead has been thrice married, first in 1869 to Lucy A. Cox, by whom he had three children: Herbert, Edna and Lucy A. Mrs Anstead died in 1869, and he married second Mrs. Lovica Gleason, who died in April, 1889. His present wife was Mrs. Cornelia Timerman, a native of Lisbon, and a daughter of Samuel McCrea, a native of Essex county, and an early settler of Lisbon, who was in the war of 1812. Mr. Anstead is a Republican, and has been assessor six years, and for the past five years has been highway commissioner. He is a member of P. of H,, No. 542, of West Parishville, and he and his wife are members of the Freewill Baptist church of that place.

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