Biography of Levi J. Whitlock
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Whitlock, Levi J., was born in Lyons December 3, 1855. His father, Benjamin, was also a native of Lyons. The family came from Orange county in 1814, and bought the Peter Van Etten property. Benjamin married at the, age of twenty one, Jane, daughter of Philip Swartwout of Orange county. Levi J. was educated at the Lyons Union School, after which he returned to his father's farm. At the age of twenty he married Grace, daughter of Cornelius Cuddeback, of Phelps, and they are the parents of four children, Cornelius A., Neva C., Hope and Grace. Our subject is now occupying the old Whitlock homestead, which has been in the family eighty years, raising hay, grain and stock and making a specialty of pure Jersey butter, and was one of the first to introduce the custom of dehorning cattle (in Wayne county). The subject is an active energetic man, identified in advancing the best interests of the town.

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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