Biography of David L. Royce
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Royce, David L., a citizen of Eddytown, and a native of the same, born September 13, 1826, is a son of Matthew (3d) and Jane Henderson Royce, and a grandson of Matthew Royce (2d) and Mary (Porter) Royce. Both were natives of Connecticut, born in Woodbury County, in 1744, and immigrated to New York settling in Reading, Steuben County, in 1870. Matthew died October 5, 1814. The grandmother died in the same county June 24, 1810. The father of our subject was born in Woodbury, Conn., March 10, 1775. The mother was born June 16, 1784, and their marriage occurred November 3, 1799. They had six children of whom two survive; David L. and John. They were members of the M. E. Church. David L. was educated at Starkey Seminary, and married in Starkey, February 25, 1863, Elizabeth, daughter of Eli and Betsey (Huson) Townsend. She was born May 13, 1832. Mr. Royce owns a farm of sixty acres. He was appointed postmaster of Eddytown under Grover Cleveland, in 1889. He engaged in the mercantile business at Eddytown where he has remained to the present time. He is a Mason of Dundee Lodge, No. 123.

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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