Niagara County

1897 Biography - Stephen H. Halsey

Halsey, Stephen H., was born in Genesee county, N. Y., May 23, 1828, a son of Rev. Herman and Sophia (Woolworth) Halsey. Mrs. Halsey was a sister of Judge Woolworth of Syracuse, and Samuel Woolworth, principal of the Homer Academy, and afterwards secretary of the Regents. Rev. Herman Halsey came to Cambria Center in 1830, and in 1842 came to Wilson, where he owned about 300 acres of wild land taken from the Holland Land Company. He was a graduate of Williams College, Massachusetts, in 1811, and Andover Theological Seminary. He died in March, 1891, and his wife in October, 1876. Stephen H. Halsey was reared in the village and country, and at the age of fourteen came on to the farm he now owns. April 30, 1851, he married Harriet Streeter, and they have four children: Sophia, Mammie J., William G. and Victoria.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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