Biography of Wesley Kingsley
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Kingsley, Wesley, Louisville, was born in Louisville in 1853 (June 19), a son of Orvis Kingsley, a son of Elias, who was a native of Connecticut, born October 31, 1762, who was a soldier in the Revolution. His wife was Abigail Story, born January 7, 1788, by whom he had six children. He came to Louisville in 1840 and settled on the farm, a part of which our subject now owns. He died August 13, 1846, and his wife December 7, 1880. Orvis Kingsley was born in 1816, and came to Louisville at the age of twenty four, where he married Mary Simpson, a native of Stowe, Vt., born in 1820 (May 5). They had one son, our subject. Mr. Kingsley died March 10, 1894, his widow surviving him. Wesley Kingsley was educated in the public schools, and was engaged in the mercantile business at Racket River one year. His principal occupation has been farming and stock dealing. He also handles agricultural implements, and represents the Worcester Buckeye Mower and the Osborn Binder, etc., the Deer River Plow, Curtis Plow and Scotch Plow. Mr. Kingsley owns 210 acres, and keeps a dairy of fifty cows. March 17, 1885, he married Libbie, daughter of Rufus Heague, of Louisville, who died November 25, 1886. Our subject is a Republican in politics. He has made a specialty of breeding Elial U. and Wilkes strains of horses.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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