Biography of John De Wolf of Stafford, NY

John De Wolf, born near Hartford, Conn., married Lucy Jackson,. and they had 12 children. In April, 1805, he moved to Batavia, when there were but two framed houses there-James Cochran's and William Keyes's. He was a cabinetmaker, and carried on that business there. In 1814 he located in Stafford, on road 29, on the farm now owned by John Mullen. He died in 1868, aged 86 years. Five of his children are living: Harlow and Peter reside in Michigan; Zorada (Mrs. James Manning) resides in Batavia; and John and Orin reside in Stafford. Orin was born April 6, 1804, in East Bloomfield, and came to Batavia in 1805. He has resided here since 1814. He married Zobede Perkins, and they have had 14 children, of whom 11 are living. Mr. De Wolf is a blacksmith, and settled on the place where he now lives in 1830, carrying on the business since. He was deputy postmaster under Mr. Gilbert, at Transit (now Stafford), and served as constable in 1835 and '36. He was elected justice of the peace in 1852, and has held the office ever since, being elected six times without opposition. John, his brother, was born October 10, 1805, married Eliza Fales, and had a family of 10 children. He is a farmer.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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