Biography of John Rial
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Rial, John, is a son of Simon S. Rial, a native of New Jersey, who came to Seneca county in 1812, where he was engaged in farming, and in 1838 came to Erwin and settled near Painted Post, where John received his educatian. In 1856 Mr. Rial purchased a farm in the northeast corner of Addison, where he died in 1860, aged fifty seven years. leaving six sons and two daughters. He was a Democrat, and a member of the Methodist church. John Rial has always been engaged in farming and moved on the farm which he now owns in 1665. He makes a specialty of haying and dairying, July 4, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, 33d Regt. N. Y. Vols. for two years, during which time he was taken prisoner at Fredericksburg and confined thirty days. In 1864 he married Louisa Kent, and they were the parents of two children: Fred, an active farmer of Addison, twenty eight years of age and Lizzie. Mr. Rial is a Republican, and has been school trustee for many years.

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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