Biography of Benjamin Weed
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Weed, Benjamin, was born in the town of Galen. August 23, 1828. His father, Selleck, was a native of New Canaan, Oonn. He came to Galen in 1811, and purchased one hundred acres of land. He died in 1853, aged sixty six years. Benjamin was educated at the Clyde Higb School and the Lyons Union School after which he taught school seven winters, working on his father's farm during the summer. At the age of twenty five years he married Sarah, daughter of Joseph Watson, and they have four children: Mrs. Elizabeth Hunt, Mrs. Alice Wendell, and Lucy C., and Mabel E. In 1854 subject purchased part of his father's farm of eighty acres, on which he has erected new buildings and the handsome residence. In 1863 he bought part of the Stephen Waterbury property, and in 1870 bought another portion of the same property, having 164 acres, and raising fruit hay, grain and stock. Our subject is identified in educational and religious matters.

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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