|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1805, England|
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 1873|
New York, USA
Son of Thomas Bielby and Ann (Allison) Bielby
Thomas A. was born near Malton, England, in June, 1800; he came to America and located in the western part of Oneida county in 1827, and in 1828 settled in Oriskany where he had charge of conveying woolen goods to New York city for Newton S. Dexter & Co., proprietors of the first woolen factory establishment in the United States for manufacturing supplies for the Federal army in the war of 1812. In 1852 Mr. Bielby settled on a farm two and a half miles southwest of Oriskany, in the town of Whitestown, which Isaac P. now owns. There he died in December, 1873.
In politics originally a Whig, and an early Abolitionist, and later a Republican; he was a college bred man, and civil engineer; he held several local offices, and in the military rose through the various grades in the service to lieutenant-colonel, to which he was appointed by his friend an coworker, Governor William H. Seward.
His maternal grandfather was archbishop of Canterbury, and his father a major in the British army who distinguished himself with Wellington in the battle of Waterloo. Mr. Bielby married Christy Ann, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Prudens, pioneers of Oriskany. She survives him. Their children were Thomas Picton and John Allison, both deceased; Isaac Prudens of Utica; William James, who occupies the homestead; and Elizabeth Ann, who married Bielby Yates and died in 1872.
Christa Ann Prudames Bielby (1823 - 1902)*
Isaac Prudens Bielby (1847 - 1912)*
William James Bielby (1849 - 1931)*
New York, USA
Created by: Mary Achterhof
Record added: Feb 18, 2011
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