Biography of Joseph Wilford of Elba, NY

Joseph Wilford, a native of Connecticut, was a soldier in the Revolutionary army. The British offered a bounty of 300 sovereigns for his body. He spent $40,000 of his private fortune to aid our government. He afterwards went to Vermont. and from there came to Batavia (now Oakfield). John C. Wilford, his son, was born in Rutland, Vt., in 1787, and came to Oakfield in 1811. His education was liberal, and he taught several terms. He was a soldier of 1812, was wounded in the battle preceding the burning of Buffalo, and his wound was not dressed until he arrived at Batavia. January 1, 1823, he married Eunice McCrillus, of OakfIeld, and their children were Josephine B., Eugene B., Janet C., Julia E., William C., John B., Joseph E., and Sarah E. Eugene B. was born in Oakfield, September 8, 1826. He is a farmer and speculator. January 3, 1861, he married Catharine Sutphin, of Sweden, N. Y., and their children are Joseph S. and Arthur C. One son died aged 19 years, and one child in infancy. The family resides on road 45.

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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