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William Jay Stevens

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  • Name  William Jay Stevens  [1
    Born  12 Jun 1840  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Coal Yard, Owner  [1
    • In 1870 he opened a coal yard, which he has since continued, and later adding agricultural implements, etc. [1]
    Occupation  1863 - 1866  Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Railroad Station Agent 
    • was made station agent for the R. W. &. O. R. R. at Sandy Creek Station, in January, 1863, where he continued for thirty years. He was freight and passenger agent, telegraph operator,
      express agent, yard master, etc., and until the consolidation, he also represented the Syracuse and Northern Railroad. [1]
    Person ID  I2878  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified  1 Oct 2017 

    Father  Samuel H. Stevens,   b. Abt. 1797, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susan K. Wood,   b. 1802, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1853, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family Note  Children  [1
    • The father was born in New England and died in Oneida county at the age of sixty-five years. The mother was born in England, but died in Oswego county, at the age of fifty-three years. They were the parents of twelve children, all deceased except William Jay. [1]
    Family ID  F742  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Stevens, William Jay, was born at Cleveland, Oswego county, June 12, 1840, son of Samuel H. and Susan K. (Wood) Stevens. The father was born in New England and died in Oneida county at the age of sixty-five years. The mother was born in England, but died in Oswego county, at the age of fifty-three years. They were the parents of twelve children, all deceased except William Jay. The grandfather. William B., was born in New England and died in Oswego county. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. The father was a farmer, merchant, speculator, and captain in the artillery. Willian Jay was educated in Oneida county, and first taught school there. He studied law in Camden and Rome. He was made station agent for the R. W. &. O. R. R. at Sandy Creek Station, in January, 1863, where he continued for thirty years. He was freight and passenger agent, telegraph operator, express agent, yard master, etc., and until the consolidation, he also represented the Syracuse and Northern Railroad. In 1870 he opened a coal yard, which he has since
      continued, and later adding agricultural implements, etc. He has held the offices of village trustee, village president, and was a member of the Board of Education for twelve years. July 9, 1863, he married Lydia, daughter of John H. and Clara (Stansel) Casler. The children were Maud, born September 18, 1868, who lives at home; and Etta, born July 27, 1864, and died September 29, 1865. Maud is a graduate of
      the Sandy Creek High School. Mr. Stevens is a Mason, Knight Templar, 32d degree, and Mystic Shrine. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Landmarks of Oswego County, Henry Perry Smith, W. Stanley Child, (Higgins Book Company - 1895), 114, 1895.
      Family Sketches