Biography of Lemuel Mathewson
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Mathewson, Lemuel, was born in the town of Avoca, February 16, 1838 son of Joseph Mathewson, who was born in Providence, R. I., and came to the town of Avoca in 1816, where he began farming, which occupation he followed until his death, which occurred in 1867. He married Zilpha, daughter of John B. Calkins, of Half Moon, Saratoga county, and they were the parents of eight children: Barney, Lemuel, Lucinda, Eunice, Mary, Joseph, Zilpha, and Calkins, six of whom are living. Lemuel owns a farm of 520 acres, which he manages in connection with the post office, of which he was postmaster four years under Cleveland's first administration, and also since 1893. He married Matilda, daughter of S. H. Palmer, a farmer of Avoca, and they have two children: Deyo P., who is a medical graduate of the University of New York, and Evcline. Mr. Mathewson was highway commissioner for eight years, supervisor for three terms, president of the County Agricultural Society two years, 1884 and '84, vice president three years, 1877, '80 and '81, and president of the village of Avoca in 1884.

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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