LYMAN TRUMAN was one of the early settlers in the town of Candor. He came from Berkshire county, Massachusetts,
in 1808; was a carpenter and farmer, and died in this county Nov. 2, 1822. His wife was Lucy Barlow, who bore him
eight children. They were Levi, who lived and died in Candor; Sybil, who married William Stone; Leroy, who died
young; James, who died in Candor at the age of sixty years; Stephen, who died in California; Eliza, who married
Frederick Weed and died in 1865; John, who died young, and Benjamin L. Truman, a merchant in the village of Owego.
Benjamin L. Truman was born June 23, 1822, and was brought up by his mother on the farm in Candor. He was early
put to work and when a young man began business as a lumberman. He was afterward in a grocery store in Owego, then
lived for a time in Missouri, from which place he returned to Owego. In 1848 the old firm of Truman & Buckbee
was formed and continued to 1852, when the senior partner retired. In 1860 S. S. & B. L. Truman began a general
dry goods and grocery business and continued until 1867, when Mr. Truman sold out. He then engaged two years in
butter and wool business and in 1869 moved to Missouri, where he remained until 1874, returning to engage in hay
business four years, and in 1878 established the grocery now owned by him on Front street. Although in his business
life Mr. Truman has seen many changes and vicissitudes, he has nevertheless been successful and is to-day regarded
as a safe and prudent business man. In 1852 he was married with Maria Dean, by whom he had one child, born 1858
and died in 1865. His wife died May 30, 1882, and on February 28, 1884, Mr. Truman was married with Saphronia Long.
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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