Biography of Hosea Ure
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Ure, Hosea, of Savannah, was born in 1825, at Pompey, Onondaga county, a son of William and and Susan (Drake) Ure, of Pompey. In 1826 they moved to Volney (now Palermo), Oswego county, where the subject's boyhood was spent. His parents being poor, and being left an orphan at the age of seventeen, he received only a common school education. He became a Christian in 1843, was licensed to preach, and appointed to the Truxton Circuit in 1848, joined the Onondaga Conference of the Methodist Protestant church in 1849, was ordained in 1852, and was in the active work of the ministry the most of the time until 1890, Wolcott being his last change. He has preached as pastor in Cortland, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, Herkimer, Otsego, Caynga, and Wayne counties, represented our conference as delegate to the General Conference in Pittsburg, Pa, in 1870. He married in 1847 Rhoda A. Howard, of Mexico, N. Y. The mother of Darius D. Ure, born in 1858, is now in Nebraska. Rhoda died in 1849, and in 1851 Mr. Ure married Ruth. Blanchard, of Wayne county, and their children were: Charles S., born in 1852; Rhoda, born in 1855; Lineus, born in 1856; Frank S., born in 1858; Mary E., born in 1862; Nellie, born in 1868; and Hosea, Jr., born in 1870. In 1882 Mr. Ure was again bereaved of his wife, and in 1883 married Charity Dean, widow of Alonzo L. Dean, and now lives quietly on Clyde street in Savannah.

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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