Leonard Alverson was born on August 21, 1808, in Berne to Issac Alverson and his wife, Sarah ________.
Leonard was a Deacon.
Marriage & Children
Leonard married Elizabeth Wilber circa 1832, and they had seven known children born at Huntersland:
- Sarah Alverson (B. 1830)
- William B. Alverson (B. 1832)
- Delina Alverson (B. 1833)
- Elizabeth Alverson (B. 1836)
- John Amasa Alverson (B. 1838)
- Joseph W. Alverson (B. 1841)
- James K. Alverson (B. 1845)
Leonard was reared on a farm in Duanesburg, N. Y.
He learned the blacksmith's trade, which he subsequently followed in Berne, not far from Hunter's Land. In Berne he afterward settled on a farm, and also carried on a grocery store and conducted a hotel, being very popular as a landlord.
In politics he was a sound Democrat. He served as Assessor of Berne and as Supervisor, and for a number of years he was a Deacon of the Christian church.
He subsequently purchased a farm in Hunter's Land, on which he engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death, at the age of sixty-five years.
He married Elizabeth Cutter, or, as she was familiarly known in her girlhood, Betsey Wilbur, who was born in Duanesburg, a daughter of Esquire Wilbur. Her father was a well-to-do farmer and an expert fox hunter. He reared four children, namely: Sarah, wife of Seth Owens; William B.; Elizabeth, Mrs. Alverson, deceased; and Joseph W.
Leonard died in February 17, 1874 at 65 years of age. He was buried in Huntersland Christian Cemetery in Huntersland.
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