Biography of Jonathan W. Sexton
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Jonathan W. Sexton was born March 9, 1839, in the Province of Ontario. He is the son of William and Priscilla Sexton. May 16, 1863, he was married to Catharine E. Orlope, of Albany, N. Y. They have five children, born as follows: William W., March 29, 1864; Carrie E., Dec. 24, 1865; Harry J., Dec. 2, 1873; Geo. R, Oct. 15, 1875, and Myrtle E., Feb. 16, 1880, Jan. 15, 1857, Mr S. came from Canada, and settled on the farm where he now lives, consisting of 290 acres, valued at $40.00 per acre. He is engaged in breeding Merino sheep and Durham cattle. He has an assorted flock of 100 fine wooled sheep of accredited pedigree. One two year old buck sheared the present season 30 1/4 pounds wool. He was reared by Lyman Cate, of Highland, Oakland Co., and is traced back to Sweepstakes, No. 32, and to Old Black, No. 9, bred in 1841, by Stephen Atwood, of Connecticut. Mr. Sexton is a Mason and in politics a Republican.

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