Biography of Moses McChesney
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McChesney, Moses, was born in Bath, July 4, 1847. Hugh McChasney, his father, was a native of Ireland and came to the United States in 1841 and settled in Bath, where he has been identified as a farmer for fifty five years. He married Mary A., daughter of Thomas Davison. Moses McChesney was educated in the common schools, and in 1864 enlisted in Co. A, 189th Regt. N. Y. VoI.s., and took part in the battles of Hatcher's Run, South Side Railroad, Stony Creek, Weldon Railroad, and was one of the skirmish line to receive the flag of truce at the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox Court House, Va., and he received an honorable discharge in 1865, when he returned to Bath and resumed his business as contractor and builder, the firm of Clough & McChesney having erected several buildings at the Soldier's and Sailor's Home, some of the finest private residences in Bath, and the New York State Fish Hatchery at Cold Spring, N. Y. In 1875 he married Maggie, daughter of James and Mary Kellogg of Howard, by whom he had one daughter, May. Mr. McChesney is one of the leading men of his town, serving as excise commissione, two terms, trustee two terms, and commander of Custer Post No. 81.

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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