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Biographical Sketch of Major Williams Brace

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(IV) Major Williams Brace. son of Elisha (2) Brace, was born in Stockbridge in 1791, and came to Victor with his parents when he was two years old, two years after the settlement of the town. He died March 14, 1857, at Victor. He attended the public schools and Canandaigua Academy and followed farming in his native town, owning at the time of his death two hundred and sixty acres, which was divided between sons, Thomas and Williams. In politics he was a Whig and afterward of the American party and finally a Free Soldier, his last vote being cast for Fremont. For a time he attended the People’s Church, in which all denominations worshipped together and which he helped to build, and afterward the Universalist, the first funeral held in that church being his. He enlisted in the war of 1812 and was present at the defense of Buffalo when it was threatened by the British, having first the rank of orderly sergeant and finally that of major. He married Lucinda Beach, sister of Dr. Thomas Beach, the first physician in Victor. Children: Williams, and Thomas Beach, mentioned elsewhere, and two others who died in infancy.


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