Biographical Sketch of William Sidney Severance

(VII) William Sidney, son of Jesse (2) Severance, was born in Conway, September 10, 1800, and died in Phelps, New York, in 1865. He came to Phelps at the age of fifteen and located with his parents on Melvin Hill. He had a common school education and learned his father’s trade as blacksmith and followed it all his active life. He married Arzelia, slaughter of Charles Joslyn : Children : Ellen, married Jethro Sherborne, and had one child, Kate; Oscar lives in St. Louis, Missouri; William Dwight, mentioned elsewhere.

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