Biography of John H. Elyea
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Elyea, John H., was born in Urbana, N. Y., July 99, 1836. When a young man he learned the carpenter's trade, which has been his principal occupation. He spent four years in Michigan, and owns a farm of 184 acres in Wayne, which he purchased in 1868, and upon which he has resided since 1872. In August, 1861, Mr. Elyea enlisted in Co. A, 89th N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged February 14, 1863, January 4, 1864, he reenlisted in Co. N, 50th N. Y. Vols., and served until the close of the war. Hem participated in Burnside's Campaign, in North Carolina, and was with Grant through the Wilderness, the Siege of Petersburg, etc. He is a Democrat in politics, has been assessor, and was elected justice but declined to serve, but served as commissioner of highways. He was a member of Jersey Lodge, No. 668, F. & A. M.

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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