Biography of Charles W. Soverhill
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Soverhill, the late Charles W., was born in the town of Arcadia September 7, 1840. His education was obtained in the common schools, and he finished at the High school of Clifton Springs, afterwards taking up farming. November 20, 1862, he married Jennie Turnbull, and had by her two children: Robert M. and K. Isabel. both of whom reside at home. In the spring of 1861 Mr. Soverhill enlisted in the 17th Inf., N.Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged for disability in September, 186L He died April 20, 1892, deeply mourned by family and friends. Mrs. Soverhill's father, Robert Turnbull, was born near Glasgow, Scotland, in 1797 and came to this country in 1801, first locating on the Hudson River. He married Catherine Morrison, of Hudson. After living in Montgomery county five years they came to Arcadia, then to Lyons. Their six children were Jameq, Eleanor, Mary E., William M., Gertrude A., and L. Jennie. Mr. Turnbull died September 18, 1889, and his wife in 1880. The ancestry of this family is Scotch on both sides.

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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