Biography of Elias Shults
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Shults, Elias, was born in the town of Bath, March 3, 1842, son of George H. Shunts, who was born in Montgomery county, and was a farmer and hotel keeper. He came to Steuben county in about 1841, and settled in the town of Bath, where he purchased land and cleared a farm, which is now owned by the State for the Soldiers' Home. He married Betsey, daughter of Aaron Brown, of Montgomery connty, and they were the parents of twelve children: Betsey, John, Aaron, Margaret, David, Jeremiah, Ezeriah, George, Elias, Levi, Amanda, and William. Elias is a blacksmith by trade, which business he has followed all his life with the exception of a few years spent in the war. He enlisted in the 22d New York Cavalry. He married Emma, daughter of Benjamin Decker, of Hammondsport, and they have had two children: Herbert and Elizabeth. For his present wife he married Maggie, daughter of Peter Watson, of Painted Post, and they have two children: Violet and Daniel, who is a student in the Bath Academy: Mr Shults is a member of the Morey Post, No. 507, G. A. R.

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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