Biography of Thomas York
Wayne County, NY Biographies





York, Thomas, was born in Lyons November 21, 1830. His father, Thomas, came from Maine with Robert York, who took part in the War of 1812, and were among the earliest settlers in the county. Thomas was educated in the common schools, to which he has added through life by reading and close observation. Afterward he returned to his father's farm. At the age of forty he married Cephese, daughter of Abraham Barclay, and they are the parents of three children: Edwin E., Albert T., and Sadie C. In 1860 he inherited the York homestead of seventy five acres, which has been in the possession of the family for ninety years, raising hay, grain and stock. In August, 1862, he enlisted in the 9th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, being one of the noncommissioned officers of that regiment, and took part in the battles of Monocacy Junction, Cold Harbor and other engagements, and received an honorable discharge at the close of the war. Our subject is one of the conservative men of the town, identified in advancing its best interests, and the leading events of the day.

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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