======================================= Source: HISTORY OF WYOMING CO., NY BY: F. W. BEERS, 1880 =======================================
OSCAR S. EDGERLY was born in Perry, Wyoming Co., NY, in 1820, and married CHARLOTTE KINSLEY, daughter of Josiah and Elsie Kinsley, of Perry, NY, in 1840. They have had three children, only one of who lives. Thomas and Sally Edgerly came from New Hampshire in 1814, and took up a farm, which is now within the coporate limits of Perry village. In 1818 he helped to build the first hotel in the village, and kept it four years. He was also the first postmaster. He engaged in mercantile busines, purchasing his goods in Utica, N.Y., and bringing them to Perry with four-horse teams. He died in 1837, at the age of forty-eight.