Niagara County

1897 Biography - S. N. Humphrey

Humphrey, S. N., Somerset, was born in Orwell, Addison county, Vt., March 21, 1830, and is a son of Guy and Sarah (North) Humphrey, who came from Vermont in a covered wagon, arriving in Somerset December 8, 1831, and settled on the farm of fifty acres now owned by and lying beside the large farm where the subject now lives. At that time the country was new and was nearly all woods, what few roads there were being corduroy and very rough. His father was identified with the very early development of the section in which he lived and closed a very useful life on October 1, 1862. His mother died June 13, 1884. There were eight children in this family: The subject; Guy C., resides near his brother; Rosevell, died when ten years old; Esther Humphrey Abbey, born in 1825, in Orwell, Vt.; Ruth, born in December, 1827, died in 1848; Sarah, born August 10, 1834, died January 1, 1837; Betsey E., born July 4, 1843, died May 13, 1848, and William Henry, who died when five years old. Mr. Humphrey is a large fruit grower, having a number of fine orchards; also raises a large quantity of grain and a great many hogs and cattle. He has never married.

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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