======================================= Source: HISTORY OF WYOMING CO., NY BY: F. W. BEERS, 1880 =======================================
JOSEPH WESTOVER, born in Sheldon, NY, March 2nd, 1819, came to Java, NY in 1832. In 1834 his stepfather's family located on part of Mr. Westover's present farm, which has been increased to two hundred and fourteen acres. Mr. Westover was married in Nov., 1843, to BETSEY C. PAUL, of Java Village, who died Nov. 27th, 1861. Jan. 11th, 1866, he married Mrs. PHEBE J. HASKINS, daughter of Edmund Brasted, and a native of Steuben Co., NY. His father, Leman Westover, early came from Connecticut to Sheldon, NY, where he was married in 1818 to Mrs. TAMZAN TICHNER MILLER. He located in the southeast part of the town, where he died in 1827.