Pease, William Bradford, was born in Somerset, Niagara county, July 31, 1830. His father, John Pease, was a native of New Jersey and came to Niagara county at eight years of age with his parents, John A. Pease and wife, settling in the town of Somerset in 1812, and through life was identified as a farmer. John Pease moved to Erie county, Pa., and married Betsey, daughter of William Sherwood, and spent their life at Girard, Pa. Bradford Pease remained at home until he was twenty-four years of age, when he returned to Niagara county and settled in the town of Lockport. In 1854 he married Ursula, daughter of Levi Hathaway, who was a native of Middleboro, Mass., settling in the town of Lockport in 1844. He was pastor of the Royalton Christian church for seven years, and died in 1863 in his seventy-fourth year. William B. Pease is one of the conservative men of his town, taking an active interest in educational and religious institutions, serving as trustee of the Christian church for eighteen years, and has ever advanced the best interests of his town and townspeople.
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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