Biography of Leonard Stever
Yates County, NY Biographies





Stever, Leonard, son of James and Desire (Goodsell) Stever, was born March 24, 1831, in Columbia County, N. Y., and came to this town when eighteen months old. He was educated in the district schools and Franklin Academy at Prattsburgh, N. Y. He lived with his father until twenty four years of age, then went to Pultney, Steuben County, N. Y., and purchased a farm for himself, remaining there two years, then traded his farm for one in the southern part of this town and after residing there two years sold this farm. Most of his time up to the year 1868 was spent on the Samuel S. Ellsworth farm until the purchase of the farm where he now lives, which is in a fine state of cultivation. He is a Democrat in politics. Both he and his family are members of the Universalist Church of Branchport, N. Y. He married Susan, daughter of Robert and Susan (Wagener) Miller, of Pultney, N. Y., and their children are Laura Jane, born November 15, 1856, married Jasper C. Shull, of Branchport; Elbert Miller Stever, born March 31, 1864, married Lena E. Paris, October 30, 1889, and in the mercantile business with his father-in-law, in Branchport; Fred, born July 28, 1866, lives with his parents.

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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