Biography of John Laidlow
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Laidlow, John, born in Scotland, April 23, 1828, came with his father to the United States when four years of age. In early life he was a farmer. After residing in various parts of the country he came in 1850 to Elmira, and two years later removed to Troy, Pa., where he married Marion B., daughter of Henry J. and Rebecca S. Hoyt. They have had six children, of whom one died in infancy. The others are Frederick B., who died at eight years of age; William W., born April 7, 1855; Ellen M., born March 21, 1858; Harriet I., born January 21, 1861 ; and Henry A., born March 13, 1875. Mr. Laidlow enlisted August 13, 1862, in Company C, One Hundred and Sixtyfirst New York Infantry Volunteers, as orderly sergeant, and August 23, 1863, was promoted first lieutenant, acting as captain until the close of the war, when he was breveted captain and honorably discharged. The family have resided in Elmira about forty years. Alexander Laidlow, father of John, was born in Jedborough, Scotland, in 1779, and had eleven children, viz.: Isabella, Andrew, Margaret, William, Betsey, Jeanette, Ellen, James, Alexander, John, and Euphenia. Mrs. Laidlow died in Scotland.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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