Oswego County's: Guide To Government

Beman Brockway

Mr. Brockway was born in 1815 in Southampton Mass and is of English descent. His father Gideon Brockway, who is a native of Connecticut, is still living in Chautauqua County in this State and his mother died in 1855 at an advanced age.

Mr. Brockway is a self- educated man and a practical printer. He established the Maysville Sentinel in Chautauqua County when only nineteen years of age, which he conducted some ten years, and in 1845, removed to Oswego where he took charge of the Palladium, of which he was editor and proprietor till 1853. He was then engaged on the New York Tribune some two years and subsequently returned to Oswego County and embarked in the milling business in Pulaski where he now resides.

He was a Democrat till 1848, when he took a bold position upon the Buffalo platform and has been a Republican since the organization of that party. He has always been an active and influential politician, is independent frank and straight forward, and is an industrious and intelligent member of the House. Mr. B was married to his present wife, Miss Elizabeth A. Weaver in 1855 and is Unitarian in his religious belief with a slight sprinkling of Spiritualism.

*Biographical sketches of the state officers and members of the Legislature of the State of New York in 1859.*

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