Biography of Deacon William Macomber of Alabama, NY

Deacon William Macomber was born in Kinderhook, N. Y., in 1797. In 1831 he settled in the town of Alabama, on the farm now owned by William Macomber. He married Harriet Cutler, of Alabama, and they had eight children. His second wife was M. M. Roe. Deacon Macomber was a prominent member of the Baptist Church of Smithville, contributing largely to the building up of the same. He was supervisor of the town for many years, and owned a farm of 430 acres in the oak openings. He died December 1, 1861. Only three of his children reside in the county. Amanda M., widow of Julius Reed, resides in Oakfield. Sarah A., wife of P. V. Ingaisbe, also resides in Oakfield. John L. Macomber, a son, was born on the old farm in 1833, and always resided there. He married Helen G. Willis, and they have one child, Alice E. Mr. Macomber is counted as one of the most progressive farmers in the town. He has a fine and large farm, and devotes a portion of it to the breeding of Shropshiredown sheep, having 200 head. Judge Francis A. Macomber, of the Supreme Court at Rochester, is a son of Deacon Macomber. He was born in Alabama, and graduated from the Rochester University. Judson L. Macomber is a lumber merchant in Chattanooga, Tenn., and William Macomber, a son by the second wife of the Deacon, is a graduate of the law school of Rochester University, and is now practicing in Buffalo.

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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