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Joseph Bachman
Fayette, Seneca County, NY

Source: Biographical Sketch from Centennial Historical Sketch of Fayette, Seneca Co., NY 1800-1900 by Diedrich Willers [Press of W.F. Humphrey, Geneva, NY, 1900; reprinted by W.E. Morrison & Co., Ovid, NY, 1982], p.95.

      "Joseph Bachman (son of George Bachman, a soldier of the Revolutionary War) was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Aug. 18, 1774.
      He removed with his father to Seneca County, N.Y., in or about the year 1806, locating upon a farm in the Town of Fayette.
      During his residence in Fayette of nearly half a century, much of his time was devoted to public affairs.
      As a surveyor he was often called upon to lay out and locate public roads and to survey and sub-divide farms.
      He served many years as a magistrate and in other public stations, including those of town clerk and commissioner of highways.
      He was elected supervisor of Fayette in 1817 and again in 1819 and 1827.
      He died in 1855, at the advanced age of eighty-one years. He was married twice and several children survived him for a time, but none are now living, and it has been difficult to obtain data for this imperfect sketch."

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