Index to Biographies and Personal Sketches

This biographical information was gathered in reponding to queries and lookups, and by reading, by Diane Kurtz prior to 2006. Sources are cited for the information within the articles.


Samuel Bear, first permanent white settler

Joseph Bachman, Fayette, NY

Benajah Boardman, Fayette, NY

Israel Catlin, Fayette, NY

Gideon Chilson, Waterloo, NY, Civil War Veteran

Claudius Collins Coan, MD, Ovid, NY

Arad Joy, Ovid, NY

James McClung, first supervisor of Town of Fayette

Jonathan Metcalf

Wilhelmus Mynderse, Seneca Falls

Alexander Rorison, Fayette, NY

James Rorison, Fayette, NY

Shuman and Schermerhorn

Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church . Also included is information about various Fayette families who were involved in the founding of the church.

Colston Estey Warne , co-Founder of Consumers Union and its Consumer Report magazine. Includes data on Lee Cleveland Corbett of Schuyler County, father-in-law of Colston Estey Warne

John Watkins, Fayette

Memorial of James R. Webster, Waterloo, NY - Mr. Webster was born in CT, grew up in Phelps, moved to Perry and then Waterloo. He was active in politics and the militia. His memorial pamphlet presents a very interesting look at life in the 1800s.

Whitmer family. Joseph Smith lived with the Whitmer family during his time in Fayette.

Willers Family Register translated from the German.

Biographies of Seneca County Ministers are located on the Church Index Page.

Links to Other Websites

History of the Seneca Baptist Association: with sketches of churches and pastors. By Halsey Lewis. Published by Journal association book and job printing house, Ithaca NY, in 1879.

Private Russell S. Disbrow - This is a link to another website. Please use the back button on your browers to return to the Seneca Co. site.


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© 1997-2007 Diane Lerch Kurtz, former Seneca County NY coordinator, and Betty Auten, former Seneca County NY historian.