Biography of John Washburn

Washburn, John (deceased), was born in Hillsdale, Columbia county, N. Y., October 21, 1821, a son of Cornelius and Maria (Vanderburg) Washburn of Dutchess county, N. Y. He came to Darien, Genesee county, in 1856 and in 1862 came to Batavia, where he was a farmer three years and afterward a hotel keeper. April 30, 1843, Mr. Washburn married Lavina Loomis; they have one child living, a son, George C. Mrs. Washburn is a daughter of Beeder and Pony (Root) Loomis, natives of Great Barrington, Mass., where Mrs. Washburn was born January 28, 1823. Mr. Washburn was an enterprising man of unquestioned integrity; politically he was a Democrat. His death occurred October 7, 1897, as he was nearing his 76th birthday.

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J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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