Biography of Orlando W. Brasted
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Brasted, Orlando W., was born in the town of Howard on the farm he now owns and occupies, January 30, 1853, son of Levi W. Brasted, who was born in the town Howard on the farm owned by his father, John C. Brasted, one of the pioneer settlers of the town. John C, Brasted, born in 1801, came from the State of New Jersey to Tompkins county when ten years of age, where he resided until he was twenty one. He married Julia, daughter of James M. Armstrong of that county. They came to the town of Howard with the parents of John C. Brasted in 1822, where they lived on adjoining farms. They were the parents of ten children: Cordelia, Lewis, a Baptist minister, deceased; Nicholas, a farmer; Levi W., a farmer; John, a farmer, deceased; Bethuel, a Baptist minister in Minneapolis, and a college graduate; Madison, a farmer; William, also a farmer, who occupied the homestead for years with his father, who lived to be eighty eight years of age; Juliaette, wife of Alex Pruttsman of Troupsburg; and Maryette, wife of George Shell of Howard. Levi W. married Lucinda Kimball of Chemung county, and they were the parents of four children: P. O. Brasted, Orlando W., Nancy, and H. K. Brasted, a physician in Colorado. Mr. Brasted married the second time, Lydia A. Kimball, a cousin of his first wife, from Chemung county, and their children are: Ulysses G., Mina and Clio May. Orlando W. was a harnessmaker for ten years, and was in the grocery business for several years, but for the past eight years has devoted his time to farming. He owns a farm of about 160 acres. He married Edith E., daughter of Daniel Hamilton, who died in the late war. His mother was the daughter of Daniel Bennett, better known as General Daniel Bennett of Howard. They have one son, Daniel L., who is on the farm with his father. Orlando W. Brasted and family are members of the Baptist church, and Orlando W. of the Grange.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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