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.
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
Yates County, NY
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