COL. EUGENE BUELL GERE, son of Isaac B. and Aclaline B. (Drake) Gere, was born December 4, 1841, at Havana,
N. Y. His early education was attained in the Owego academy. He studied law in Owego in the office of Warner, Tracy
& Walker, and graduated from the Albany law school in May, 1861, after which time, in 1861, he enlisted in
the 5th New York cavalry, and was a second and first lieutenant in Company G of that regiment. In a cavalry charge
at Orange C. H., Virginia, August 2, 1862, he was shot through the left shoulder. He served tifi the latter part
of the year, 1862, participating in a number of engagements, but owing to exposures, was obliged to return to his
Owego home, where he remained a few months and then raised Company B, of the 21st New York Cavalry, and remained
in the service until after the close of the war. He practiced law in Owego 16 years. Mr. Gere was justice of the
peace in the town of Owego for five years, district attorney of Tioga county for three years, and member of assembly
in the legislatures of 1876 and 1877. He was frequently a delegate to state, congressional, and county conventions.
He delivered many addresses on public occasions, especially on Decoration days and on the Fourth of July. He was
for nearly six years the editor and proprietor of the Owego Daily and Weekly Blade. On June 18, 1867, he was married
with Emily A. Truman, daughter of Lyman and Emily M. (Goodrich) Truman. Mr. and Mrs. Gere nowmake Owego their summer
home, and spend their winters near Bealton, Fauquier county, Virginia, on a large farm where they have Jersey cattle
and speedy horses.
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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