History of Cattaraugus County, New York

History of Cattaraugus County, New York

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...of his days, excepting that in the spring of 1869 he bought the home-place of William Smith, containing some thirty acres, which.-idjoincd the farm immediately on the east line, on which place he moved with his wife, while the Allen farm was carried on by his son Eri, with its fifty cows. The most of Mr. Woodin's time was spent, after locating in Perrysburg, in buying butter and cheese. He undoubtedly bought more cheese and handled more money in this business than any other man in this county. In politics he was a Vhig as long as that party existed, and when it went down he connected himself with the Republican party, and was always a steadfast and consistent Republican, voting and working with that party. He held the ofice of assessor and justice of the peace for many years. He worked for his party through principle, and not for oflicial honors, as these he did not crave. He had the nomination of Assemblyman offered to him at one time by his district convention, but would not accept it, as a thorough business life was more acceptable to him. He possessed great moral worth, and was a man of no uncommon energy. Mrs. Vashti Woodin's father was a farmer. He owned one hundred and fifty acres of land. He lived and died in the same town in which he was born, which was the town of Burlington, Conn. Her father's name was Abner Beckwith. He was married twice. His first wife was surnamed Humphrey, by whom he had four ehildren, --thrce boys and one girl, --viz., Samuel, Israel, Humphrey, and Lydia. His second wife was Rachel Laird, by whom he had three girls and two boys, ----namcly, Eliza, Polly, Vashti, Hoel, and Orvill. Mrs. Woodin's mother--Rachel-----was born in Massachusetts, Sept. 25, 1769, and died at the home of Mrs. Woodin, inshow more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236829506
  • 9781236829504