Biography of Wheeler Stedman
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





WHEELER STEDMAN, son of Lyman T. and Polly (Joslin) Stedman, was born at Flemingville June 4, 1848. He was educated in the district schools of Flemingville and studied a year in the Owego academy. He left school when 16 years of age and worked with his father on the farm until 1871 when he started farming for himself about five miles south of Owego on the Montrose turnpike. He worked on several farms until 1873 when he returned to his father's farm and remained until 1879 when he purchased 80 acres of timber land of the old Camp farm in Newark Valley. He then engaged in the lumber business in partnership with J. O. Brownell for 12 years. Mr. Stedman then returned to Flemingville and located in his pleasant home and became a dealer in hay, feed and produce and also coal. He served one term as town commissioner from 1885 to 1888. On March 8, 1870, Mr. Stedman was married with Jennie M. Reed, a daughter of James and Elnora (Fox) Reed. She was born December 4, 1850, near Apalachin. Mr. and Mrs. Stedman have one daughter, Stella I, born September 11, 1881.

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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