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Lewis F Bess
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Birth: May 30, 1830
Tompkins County
New York, USA
Death: 1916
Schuyler County
New York, USA

From the Biographical Record of Schuyler Co., NY
Lewis F. Bess. who is engaged in shoemaking in Mecklenburg, is one of the native sons of the Empire state, his birth having occurred in the town of Ulysses, Tompkins Co., on the 30th of March, 1830. He is the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Blackman) Bess. His father was a native of New Jersey, and on coming to New York settled in Tompkins county, Where he met and married Miss Blackman, whose birth had occurred in the town of Hector: They had but 2 children, Erastus and Lewis F.
The latter spent his boyhood days in his parent's home, obtained a common school education, and afterwards learned the shoemaker's trade of Almon Wakeman in the village of Covert, Seneca county. Throughout his business career he has carried on work along that line, and he has a good trade, for his work gives satisfaction, his prices are reasonable and his business methods are honorable.
On the 20th of September, 1853, Mr. Bess was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth J. Young, a daughter of John Young, who removed from Long Island to Orange county, New York. Our subject (Lewis) there established a shoeshop, which he successfully conducted until the 20th of September, 1864, when, feeling that his first duty was to his country, he joined the Union Army under the command of Captain Marsh, becoming a member of Company K, First Regiment of New York Veteran Calvary. He served until the close of the war and on the 6th of July, 1865, received an Honorable Discharge, after which he returned to his home.
The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Bess has been blessed with four children. Thomas H., who was born on May 22, 1855; Elizabeth, born November 18,1858; Mortimer ( Mattie also found as Huldah on 1865 census) who was born March 30, 1862; and Sarah, who was born August 13, 1866. Of this family, Thomas H. is now a resident of Allegany county, New York. The daughter (Sarah) is the wife of Lyman Palmer, a carpenter and Joiner, residing in Mecklinburg. Elizabeth became the wife of Thomas Fitzpatrick and they reside in Montour Falls, where Mr. Fitzpatrick follows the Mason's Trade.

Family links: 
  Elizabeth J Young Bess (1821 - 1880)*
  Thomas Henry Bess (1855 - 1934)*
  Margaret Elizabeth Bess Fitzpatrick (1858 - ____)*
  Mattie Bess (1862 - 1876)*
  Sarah Bess Palmer (1866 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Montour Cemetery
Montour Falls
Schuyler County
New York, USA
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Record added: Aug 02, 2014
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Lewis F Bess
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 Added: Aug. 2, 2014

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