Biography of Samuel P. Carvey
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Carvey, Samuel P., son of William and Elizabeth H. Carvey, was born in Goshen, Orange County, N. Y., July 19, 1814. In 1821 he came with his parents to Milo Center, this county, with a team, where they remained for two years, and then removed to Jerusalem. Samuel P. lived with his father until he reached his majority. He never attended school after twelve years of age. He hired out to one of the neighbors for thirteen dollars a month, and afterwards cut cord wood for twenty five cents per cord. His first purchase of land was made in the town of Italy, for which he paid five dollars per acre. About this time he learned the trade of cooper, working at it for thirteen years, using the timber on his land, which was the only way he had of securing the necessaries of life at that time. By his energy and perseverance he now owns 517 acres of land, all in a good state of cultivation. He has always voted with the Democratic party. Mr. Carvey married first, Hannah, daughter of Giles Robison, of Springport, N. Y., and their children were Emily J., Charles (deceased), and Lewis. Mrs. Carvey died March 31, 1848. For his second wife he married Phear, daughter of Abram Youngs, of this town, and his children by this union are John, Emma, Wilcox, Judson, and Alice.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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