Biography of Hon. Oscar Weed
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Weed, Hon. Oscar, was born in Galen in 1822, a son of Henry, a native of Washington county, born in 1797, who was the son of Abram Weed a native of Canaan, Conn., and an early settler in Washington county, where he engaged in the lumber business. He was killed in his saw mill by a cake of ice falling on him. His wife was Sarah Selleek, and their children were: Selleck, Abram, Henry, Hester, Sallie, Hannah, Betsey, and Nancy. Henry, father of our subject, moved to Wayne county in 1813, with his mother and sisters. His older brother, Selleck. had moved to Wayne county the previous year. He was a Republican and served as assessor and commissioner. He married Mahala King, of Galen, and their children were: Samuel, who was a prominent physician in Clyde, Oscar, Abram, William, and Sarah Ann, wife of Oliver Stratton, of Galen. Mr. Weed died in 1862, and his wife in 1881. Our subject was educated at Clyde High School, and remained on the farm, teaching school winters for about nine years. In 1848 he married Rebecca, daughter of Joseph C., and Ruth Watson, of Galen, and they had these children: Watson, Oscar D., Mary E. a teacher in Drew Ladies' Seminary, Carmel, N. Y., Garhardus and Ruth (both deceased). Mr. Weed moved in 1850 to Huron, and purchased the farm of 300 acres, where he has since resided, engaged in farming and fruit growing. In the latter he enjoys the reputation of being the most extensive and successful in the town, the proceeds for the year 1893 being about $6,500. He has served as assessor and supervisor several terms, and in 1881-82 was elected by the Republicans to the Assembly, has also been delegate to many county and State conventions. His living children are all graduates of Cornell University. Mr. and Mrs. Weed are members of the Clyde Grange. His son, Watson, is a Unitarian minister in Scituate, Mass. Addison is in New Hartford, engaged in gardening, fruit growing and civil engineering. Oscar D., practicing law in New York city.

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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