Biography of Amaziah T. Carrier
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Carrier, Amaziah T., son of Amaziah and Wealthy Carrier, was born in Brutus, Cayuga county. One of a family of five children, deprived of a father's care while a mere boy he early learned the lessons of patient toil and economy, and developed those sterling qualities of character, which gave him in future years the esteem of all who knew him. He married in 1831 Lois J. Bottum, of Conquest, Cayuga county, N. Y. Their early married life was spent in the near vicinity, till in 1844 he purchased a farm in Rose, one mile east of the present village of North Rose. There for twenty years, he, his wife and a family of five children, assimilated themselves into the life of the community around them. Members of the Methodist Church their home became the half way house of the itinerating clergy, and the center of the social life around them. In November, 1859, the first sorrow overshadowed the home, in the death of the eldest daughter, Mary, a beautiful girl of nineteen years. Then came to the sixties, those years that covered our whole broad land with blood and tears-and when as of old it might be said "there was not a house where there was not one dead." The oldest son, William Seward, caught the patriotic fire, and seeing only his country's danger, turned his back upon his school life at Lima Seminary, without title or bounty, and marched southward with the 10th Regiment N. Y. Vol. Cavalry, Company E. The rigors of camp life proved too severe for the student, and August 3, 1862, at the hospital in Baltimore his brave young life went out, aged twenty four years-only one of the numberless thousands who "counted not his life dear unto himself." The second son, Elbert, a practicing physician in Syracuse, died August 3, 1870, aged twenty eight years. In 1864 Mr. Carrier exchanged his property in Rose for a home in Wolcott. Failing health caused him to retire from active labor, and June 15, 1872, he passed away. Mrs. Carrier still occupies the home in Wolcott. Two daughters are living, Ellen I., wife of George Aldrich, North Rose, with one son, J. Clarence; and Lottie, wife of Rev. B. A. Partridge, member of Central N. Y. M. E Conference, and their only daughter Ethlyn.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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