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Born on March 12, 1807, at New Baltimore, New York, Benjamin Bessac’s mother died when he was just 12 days old leaving his father a widower with an infant child. On October 2, 1825, Bessac walked to Lockport where he boarded a packet boat bound for Albany. It was during this time that he passed through the fledgling settlement of “Newport,” which he described as “…that low, muddy, and as I thought unsightly young village” and proclaimed it to be “…a queer place on which to build a town.”

Publication Date

8-11-2018

Volume

4

Issue

32

Publisher

County of Orleans

City

Albion

Keywords

Orleans County, Village of Albion, Benjamin Bessac, Sanford E. Church, Mobile Female Seminary

Disciplines

Public History | United States History

Benjamin Lisk Bessac

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