CHARLES BELLIS was born at Knowlton, N. J., on June 2, 1820. He came to Barton in 1839, and first worked on
a farm by the month and in the lumber woods. Saving his earnings, in a few years he purchased a farm near the center
of the town, which was his home for life, and in 1841 he married Mary Sliter, daughter of Peter, and had five sons
and four daughters. In 1868 Mr. Bellis enlisted in Company L., 14th regiment New York heavy artillery, but on December
31, 1863, was transferred to the 6th regiment heavy Artillery, and was in service therewith until discharged on
July 5, 1865. He returned home with a broken constitution, and, although he lived until November 15, 1881, he never
saw a well day. His widow survives him, living in South Waverly. Their children are Robert H., of Waverly, Henrietta,
Ursula, and James E., of South Waverly, May (Mrs. Henry Russell)., and Kittie, of New York city, Philip E., J.
Judson, of Camden, N. J., and William L. William L. Bellis lives at Smithboro where he is station agent and telegrapher
for the Erie railroad. He married Cora E., daughter of Enos and Electa (Hibbard) Andrus, and has one son, Royal
E., born on June 30, 1886.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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