Biography of George W. Stewart
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Stewart, George W. - John Stewart, his wife Cynthia and family, came to the town of Cameron from Yates County about 1835. Their children were Lydia Jackson, Rev. Jacob Stewart, Nancy, Girden Mary Dyke, Zeri, John Stout, Rebecca Andrus, and Abraham, all deceased with the exception of Abraham. Girden first married Catherine. daughter of Elisha Leach, by whom he had two children: Melissa Thomas and Amos. He afterwards married Sarah, a daughter of Nehemiah Winship, by whom he had these children: John (deceased), George W., Henry (deceased), Norman, James Catherine Walton, Amelia (deceased), Samuel, Dewitt, Mory, and Lucilla Wambald. Amos, George, and Henry enlisted in Co. G, 141st Regt. N. Y. Vols. George was transferred to Hancock's Veteran Reserve Corps, 145th Independent Co. Amos died at Bridgeport, Ala., and Henry at Yorktown, of camp fever. Norman enlisted in Co. A, 189th Regt. N. Y. Vols. George W. married Jane S., a daughter of Richard Wood, by whom he had four children: Annie Day, Jennie Jackson. Clarence, and George H. (deceased). Mr. Stewart afterward married Hannah, a daughter of James and Mary Tailor, by whom he had four chilren: Sarah J., George T., Lizzie C., and James G. George W. is a farmer and owns about eighty acres of land. In early life he worked at carpentry. He has been a member of the M. E. church for twenty five years and is past junior vice in the Cameron Post. Girden Stewart was very active in church work and was a local preacher.

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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