Biography of Reuben Covert
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Covert, Reuben, was born in the town of Greenwood, June 9, 1843, is the sixth of nine children born to Smith and Mahitable (Luce) Covert, he a native of Holland, N. Y., and she of Long Island. The paternal grandparents were natives of Ireland and settled at Harlem, N. Y., where they died. The maternal grandfather, David Luce, came from Long Island and settled in Greenwood where he died. Smith Covert worked in woolen mills in his younger days and then followed farming in Greenwood where he settled about 1839, and died in 1869. Mrs. Covert died in 1885. Reuben Covert followed farming until June 19, 1861, when he enlisted in Co. C, 67th N.Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged July 4, 1864. He was in thirty two hard fought battles, among which were Fair Oaks, Malvern Hill. Charcellorsville, Fredericksbnrg, Antietam, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Wilderness, Cedar Creek, etc. Mr. Covert spent eight years in Michigan farming, and in 1882 settled in Greenwood. In 1849 he married Erselia, daughter of Jackson King of Greenwood, by whom he had five children: Norman, Dever, Mary, Mahaly, and Andrew J. Mr. Covert is a member of William C. White Post, No. 161, G. A. R.

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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