Healand, John, was born in the town of Concord. Erie county, March 27, 1842, and is a son of John and Jane C. Healand. His father was born in Lincolnshire, Eng., and came to America just after marriage in 1838, locating in Orleans county, and later moved to Hartland, Niagara county, where he died in 1880. They had four children: Frances, now Mrs. Van Ness, Maria (Mrs. 'I'. Sheriff), died June 16, 1890, John and Joseph. John Healand attended school at Ridgway and finished at County Line. He enlisted in Co. A, 8th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, December 10, 1863, for three years, when he was transferred to Co. K, 10th N. Y. Vols., and was discharged June 30, 1865, at Bailey's Cross Roads, Va. His regiment was engaged in the battles of Spotsylvania. North Anna, Cold Harbor, in front of Petersburg June 16, 18 and 22d, Malvern Hill, Deep Bottom, Weldon Railroad, Reams Station, first and second Hatcher's Run and Appomattox. In 1865 he married Harriet S. Bronson, daughter of Josiah W. and Sally Maria (Barlow) Bronson, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Bronson have these children: William R. Bronson, Jane Brightman, Angeline Gaumer, Harriet and Caroline Andrews. Mr. Healand has been town committeeman, highway commissioner, member of Excise Board. and is now commander of C. L. Keels Post No. 349, G. A. R. On March 8, 1873, he moved on the farm where he now lives.
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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