John H. Moffitt, was born in Chazy January 8, 1843. He enlisted in the 16th regiment at the outbreak of the
civil war, and was one of the best soldiers in that fine command. From 1866 to 1872 he was deputy collector of
customs at Rouses Point, and then until 1877 was engaged in the manufacture of charcoal at Moffitsville. In 1877
he located at Chateaugay Lake as superintendent at that point for the Chateaugay Ore and Iron Co., and his activity
in politics and personal popularity soon made him one of the forethost Republicans in the county. He was elected
to Congress in 1886 and, again in 1888. In 1891 he became manager of the street railways in Syracuse, and so continued
for eight and a half years, after which he was for two years in charge of the ety's water works. In 1902 he was
elected cashier of the Plattsburgh National Bank, and in 1904 its president, which position he still holds. Mr.
Moffltt is always earnest and energetic, has sound business judgment and fine executive capacity, and is of notably
genial and likable personality.
Historical Sketches of Franklin County
and its several towns.
By: Frederick J. Seaver Malone, New York.
J. B. Lyon Company, Printers Albany, NY 1918.
Franklin County, NY
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