Elyea, William H., was born in Orange county, N. Y., August 3, 1828, and is the oldest of four children born
to Peter and Mary (Campbell) Elyea, both natives of Sussex county, N. J., who came to Steuben county in 1834, being
pioneers of Bradford. He died in 1855 and his wife died in 1876. The grandfather, Henry Elyea, lived and died in
West Jersey. The family arc of Huguenot origin, but were several generations in New Jersey. William H. engaged
in farming and was in a saw mill, and vas also engaged in teaching school. In 1868 he married Catherine, daughter
of William and Hannah (Sanford) Fuller of Bradford, by whom he had two children: Frank, who is a farmer at home,
and married Mary Stinson; and Cora, wife of Glen Earl, a farmer of Orange and they have one daughter, Carrie. Mrs.
Elyea died in 1888. Mr. Elvea located on the farm he now owns in Bradford in 1856. In 1890 he retired and his son
now runs the farm. He is a Republican in politics, and has been assessor three terms, also justice of the peace.
He is a member of Jersey Lodge No. 668, F. & A. M.
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