The History of Otsego County, New York
D. Hamilton Hurd
Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia
LUCE, Torry J - Hartwick
Torry J. LUCE was a native of this county, being born in
Middlefield, April 5, 1798, and was the son of John and Sally Luce.
His father carried on the business of blacksmithing and farming. His
life was passed in the mercantile business.
He was married March 14, 1825, to Huldah Eliza, daughter of
Amasa and Sarah PETERS, she being born in the town of Hartwick,
April 2, 1807. Her father was one of the early settlers of that town,
having removed from the State of Connecticut, of which he was a
native, about the year 1790. Their family consisted of Rufus P.,
born in Middlefield, May 12, 1826; Caroline L., born June 13, 1828;
Cynthia Ann, born May 17, 1830, who died in infancy; Dolphus
Skinner, born March 17, 1832, died Oct. 17, 1876, - the last three
were natives of the town of Butternuts; Henry James, born in
Hartwick, March 5, 1847.
Mr. Luce was a member of the Democratic party, and held
various town offices, having been supervisor, justice of the peace,
etc. He was a member of the Universalist church, as was also his wife.
Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 167
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