Biography of John N. Wadsworth
Monroe County, MI Biographies

JOHN N. WADSWORTH was born in Monroe Co., N. Y., in the year 1801. In the month of October, 1824, he came to this county and took up about 100 acres of unimproved land in what is now Summerfield township, about two miles northeast of Petersburgh, remaining thereon through the winter of 1824-5 making a clearing of five acres. The following spring he returned to Rochester, N. Y., and there married Martha Cox, by whom he had one son, now deceased. In 1829 he returned to his farm in this county, and remained there until his death in 1877. Having lost his first wife he was married again in 1830 to Maria Ward. a native of New Jersey, who came to this county with her parents, Elihu and Rebecca Ward, in 1825; by this marriage there were eight children, six of whom are now living, three sons and three daughters. Mrs. Wadsworth. his widow, is now living with her daughter, Mrs. Emma Baker, on the homestead, and is now 79 years of age.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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