Re: Lemuel W. Bessey Sr of NY & MI
The Cornell Library, New York State Historical Literature. Page 863
Cortland B. Nelson, son of John and Priscilla (Bovee) Nelson, was born in Cambridge, Lamoille Co., VT., March 29, 1842. When Cortland was a child his father moved to Franklinville, Cattaraugus Co. In 1866, Cortland married Charlotte B., daughter of Lemuel and Charlotte (Almy) Bessey, and settled in Wirt where he has since resided. He has served his town as assessor. His children are Charles L., Albert C, Porter S., Edgar D., and Mabel D.
Wirt is in Alleghany Co., NY
C. B. Nelson, P.O. Box address (Richburg) Route 53, Farmer 173 acres. (Richburg is south of Wirt)