Biography of Lyman Durphy
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





LYMAN DURPHY, born March 14, 1792, came from Pittsfield, Mass., about the year 1814, and settled in Berkshire. Later on he moved to Newark Valley (1828), and thence to Michigan in 1854, and afterward lived and died in Ottowa county. His children were Henry C., Lyman D., Lois Angeline, Emily Peck, and Mary Aim, all of whom removed to Michigan except Lyman D. He was born in Berkshire, October 2, 1819, and when old enough learned the millwright trade, and also became a good workman in general mechanics. His connection with the Erie railroad began in 1850, and for the next twenty-five years he was both bridge builder and inspector, working his way up from foreman to division builder or inspector. He retired about 1875 and has since lived in comfortable enjoyment of the benefits of a life of industry and perseverance. He lives in Owego and is the owner of some good property in the village. On October 22, 1844, Lyman D. Durphy was married with Mary Elvira Blackman, of Candor, daughter of Abraham. They have had three children: Harvey Dwight Durphy, who died in St. Louis, November 20, 1892 ; Adelaide Elvira Durphy, wife of Frederick N. Sackett; and Alice Carrie Durphy, wife of Henry D. Beach, of Bridgeport, Connecticut The children of Abraham and Sally Jewett Blackman were William Greenleaf, Melinda Jewett (wife of Henry Durphy), Mary E. (wife of Lyman D. Durphy), Rhoda (who married with Daniel Joslin), Sarah Jane (who married William Phelps), Ann Eliza (who married with Rev. John A. Phelps), Roxie Amelia, and Augusta, who married with Roxie Pike. Abraham Blackman died December 13, 1869.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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