Biography of Samuel C. Weare
Yates County, NY Biographies





Weare, Samuel C., born near Seneca Lake, N. Y., January 20, 1813 , died in Penn Yan in September, 1891. During his youth Mr. Wearer was apprenticed to a country merchant in which employment he first came to Penn Yan. Being afflicted with ague he went to Potter Center, but soon returned to the county seat In 1836 he had charge of a dry goods store at Rushville, where he remained two years. He was then employed in various places for some years, but returned to Penn Yan where he was employed by Ketchum & Sharp, succeeding, however, the junior member of that firm about 1850. For three years Mr. Weare was a merchant, and then was engaged in lumbering in Canada, continuing thus ten years. Again in 1862 he came to Penn Yang and started in the grocery business, but soon sold out and returned to lumbering for three more years. He bought a farm in Benton which he soon sold and moved to Albany to retire from active business. Later he returned to Benton but left again to superintend the building of docks, roads and tracks at Buffalo. After this he went again into lumbering, this time at Bay City, Mich., in partnership with his son-in-law. Eight years later he returned to Penn Yang. About 1840 Mr. Weare married Martha W., daughter of Israel Arnold, by whom he had two children. His wife died in 1874. In 1879 he married Sarah A. Pollock, who survives him.

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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