Biography of Benjamin Y. Hedges
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Hedges, Benjamin Y., was born in Bradford, N. Y., July 15, 1843, and is the eighth of ten children born to Caleb S. and Nancy (McDowell) Hedges, who came from Barrington to Cameron in 1830, and in 1838 came to Bradford, where they engaged in farming. He died December 19, 1884, and his wife in May, 1883. The grandfather, Isaac Hedges, was a blacksmith, and lived and died in Yates county. Benjamin Y. has always followed farming and lumbering; he cleared sixty acres of land where he now lives. He has been a hard working man; in clearing up his land he has burned log heaps all night and for many nights till past midnight. He now owns 152 acres of land. He is a Democrat in politics, and has been assessor of Bradford for six years. In 1864 he married Eliza J., daughter of Isaac Sutfin of Tyrone, by whom he had three children: Mary A., who died in infancy; Cora, who married David Whitehead, a farmer of Bradford; and Hila, who married N. Van Curen, a farmer of Schuyler county, N. Y.

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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