Biography of Luther Weed
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Weed, Luther, born in Galen, on the homestead, in 1835, son of Selleck Weed, a native of Connecticut, whose father was Abram, a lumber manufacturer in Washington county, who was accidentally killed in his mill by a cake of ice falling on him. Selleck came to Galena in 1812, and married Temperance Owens. Their children were: Lucinda, Selleck, Lydia, Ann, Rhoda, Harry, Benjamin, Lewis and Luther. In 1853 our subject purchased a farm in Oneida county, and two years later returned to Galen, where he conducted the homestead farm until 1865, when he came to Huron, where he has since resided. In 1853 he married Catharine, daughter of John and Catharine Witbeck, born in Columbia county, in 1835. Their children are: Charles R., Ella (deceased), Stella, wife of Mortimer Cox, of Wolcott; and Cora, wife of Charles H. Woodruff, of Huron. Mr. and Mrs. Weed have two grandchildren, Beriha E. Weed and Harry (Weed) Woodruff. Subject is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, and has served as commissioner of highways, and he and wife are members of the Huron Grange, which was organized in their house in 1873.

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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