Biography of Harvey A. Capell
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Capell, Harvey A., Parishville, was born in Parishville June 15, 1820, on the farm he now owns. His father, William, was a native of Massachusetts, born January 25, 1787, who married Elizabeth Hayden and had eleven children. About 1810 Mr. Capell went to Canada and then came to this village, where he superintended a saw and grist mill for Mr. Parish, and later moved on the farm where our subject was reared. His wife died in Parishville April 3, 1834, and he moved to Ohio, where he died August 20, 1837. Harvey A. received a common school education and with the exception of nine years as traveling salesman has always been a farmer. He now owns 165 acres, having added seventy seven acres to the original purchase of his father. He married Betsey Field, March 23, 1848. She is a native of Malone, N. Y., born November 17, 1824. Her father, Ebenezer, was a native of Rhode Island, born January 14, 1775, who married Lucinda Russell, a native of Connecticut, born November 10, 1783. They had thirteen children, twelve of whom grew to maturity. Mr. Field died January 20, 1853, and his wife August 11, 1848. Mr. and Mrs. Capell have had six children: Elma L., Orlando H., C. Elizabeth, William H., Mary E., and Vernon F., who died aged four years. Mr. Capell is a Republican and has been assessor three years. He and his wife are members of the Congregational church of Parishville.

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