Bachelder, Ozro, was born in Genesee county, September 20, 1823, a son of Hilyard and Nancy (Styles) Bachelder, natives of Massachusetts. The grandfather, Timothy Bachelder, was in the war of the Revolution. Ozro Bachelder was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Wilson Collegiate Institute. He is a mason by trade and followed it for a number of years, and in 1859 bought the farm he now lives on of twenty acres, which is all laid out in fruit: peaches, apples, grapes and pears. December 6, 1852, he married, Margaret Crawford, and they had two daughters, Grace N. and Marion E., wife of James Delbridge of Batavia, N. Y., and they have two children, Frank O. and Grace N. Mr. Bachelder enlisted in 1863 in Co. E, 2d N. Y. Mounted Rifles and served until the close of the war. He was a charter member of Peter A. Porter Post No. 125, G. A. R.
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