NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Joseph Bright Estes was born in 1817, and died in Jan., 1867. He lived at Bangor and Brasher, New York. He was educated in the public schools and was a carriage builder by trade. For a number of years he was employed in the Brasher Iron Works. He was a member of the Methodist church, and took an active part in its work.
He married Abigail L. Lawrence, for his second wife. She died in 1888.
(II) Fayette B. Estes, only child of Joseph Bright and Abigail L. (Lawrence) Estes, was born in Bangor, N.Y., Jan. 23, 1866. He was educated in the public schools and at the Potsdam State Normal School. He was then clerk in the Brook store at Potsdam, N.Y. for seven years. After taking a course in the Rochester Business College he embarked in business as a general merchant in the firm of Lawrence & Estes. At the end of four years he sold his interest in the business to his partner and went to work for the Aetna Life Insurance Company. He was unusually successful in this lineof work, and in 1898 was appointed manager for northern New York of the business of the Aetna Company. He had an office in Malone, N.Y., and established a flourishing real estate agency there. He is secretary and treasurer of the Lawrence Land Company, and president of the Porter-Estes Realty Company of Malone. Mr. Estes is one of the substantial business men of Malone, and a factor in real estate and financial affairs. He is treasurer and manager of some large real estate enterprises in the borough of Queens, New York City.
He is well known in Masonic circles in northern New York, a memer of Northern Constellation Lodge; of Northern Constellation Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; of Franklin Commandery, Knights Templar; of Media Temple, Mystic Shrine, of Watertown, N.Y.; of Neshoba Lodge of Odd Fellows; Neshoba Encampment; of Wheeler Camp, Woodsmen; of the Knights of Maccabees; and the Independent Order of Foresters. He also belongs to the Malone Club.
In religion he is a Presbyterian, and in politics, a Republican. He married, Dec. 5, 1804, Sarah A., daughter of Sanford A. and Esther (Keeler) Childs.
Marion, born Oct. 31, 1896.
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