Biography of Joseph P. Flood


Flood, Joseph P., Marilla, was born in Londonderry, Vt., February 10, 1813, a son of Joseph and Betsey (Priest) Flood, both of Marlboro, Cheshire county, N. H. In 1805 they went to Londonderry, and thence in 1833 to Marilla, where they purchased the farm still owned by Joseph P. The father died in 1854 and the mother in 1861. In 1838 Joseph P. married Caroline, daughter of Asa and Philomelia Buttoiph, of Darien, Genesee county, N. Y., and they had three children: Julia A., who married Jasper Bidlock, of Batavia; he died in December, 1895; Sarah J., who married Theodore Westcott; and Betsey M., who died at the age of fifteen. Mr. Westcott died in 1887 and Mrs. Westcott afterward married Henry D. Harrington, a merchant of Marilla, who died in August, 1895. She has one son, Everett J. Westcott, who works on the home farm. Mrs. Flood died July 12. 1896, aged eighty-four. Mr. Flood owned 139 acres and had always been a successful farmer. He had served his town as assessor and had other offices tendered him, but always refused to accept. He had charge of an Independent Rifle Company for two years. Joseph P. Flood died March 24, 1897, aged eighty-seven years.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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