Biography of Amos Veley
Potter County, PA Biographies

AMOS VELEY, proprietor of a livery stable at Coudersport, was born in Lycoming county, near Haneyvile, Clinton Co., Penn., in 1849. His parents, Minard and Abby Veley, were natives of New Jersey, but lived and died in Lycoming county, near the village of Jersey Shore. Their children were Barney. Jeanette, Minard, Emily, Hagerman, Amos, George, Jane (deceased) and a babe (also deceased). When twenty years of age Amos started in life for himself and removed to Coudersport in 1870, where he engaged in the stage and livery business, his first line being from Kettle Creek to Coudersport. He continued that line of business. and now has several mail contracts over as many routes, in addition to which he does a general livery business. In 1871 he married Ella S., daughter of William and Amanda A. (Woodcock) Benson, of Lymansville, Potter Co., Penn., and they have two children, Edgar H., and Harry M. Mrs. Veley's father, W. H. Benson, was born at Southport, Chemung Co., N. Y., January 17, 1814, and her mother at Hebron, Washington Co., N. Y., April 26, 1821. They were married in Eulalia township, Potter Co., Penn., in October, 1837. Almond Woodcock, grandfather of Mrs. Veley, was one of the first settlers of Lymansville, where he lived and died. Her parents also located at Lymansville, and they are also deceased. Their children were Harvey H., William W., Dallas, Ella S., Mortimer and Wesley.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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