Biography of Julian J. Washburn





JULIAN J. WASHBURN.

JULIAN J. WASHBURN was born in Randolph, Vt, November 10, 1842. He is a direct descendant from Robert Cushman, who, with Edward Brewster, chartered the Mayflower, and John Washburn, an officer in the Company of Massachusetts Bay, chartered by Charles I. His greatgrandfather, Jonah Washburn, was a lieutenant in the colonial army during the Revolutionary War. His father, Daniel Washburn, who was born in Randolph, Vt., in 1800, married Adaline, daughter of Hon. Ezekiel Story and granddaughter of Asa Story, who was an ensign in the Revolutionary army, and after the war settled in Randolph, Vt., where he became a large land owner, and there died.

Julian J. Washburn was educated in the Orange County (Vt.) Grammar School. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. C, 15th Vermont Volunteers, under Col. Redfleld Proctor, and participated in the battle of Gettysburg; he received an honorable discharge in 1863, but remained in the service of the United States until 1865 in a clerical capacity in the hospital department.

In 1870 he went to Boston and engaged in commercial business. In 1873 removed to Newark, N. Y., and thence in 1877 to Batavia, where he at once became connected with the Wiard Plow Co, of which he was elected secretary in 1880. Mr. Washburn served for a time as trustee of the village, and was village president in 1886. He has also served asamemberof the board of education since 1891. He is a Republican.

On February 10, 1866, Mr. Washburn was married to Martha, daughter of Hon. Abel and Mary (Kingsbury) Bigelow of Brookfleld, Vt. The Bigelows are from Connecticut. The mother of Hon. Abel Bigelow was Deborah Foote of Coichester, Conn , who was a direct descendant from Nathaniel Foote, an early emigrant from England. The first record of him in this country is of his taking the "freeman's oath" in the Colony of Massachusetts Bay in 1633, and in deeds to him recorded the same sear. The Kingsburys were originally from Connecticut, removed thence to Massachusetts, and from there to Washington county, Vt.

Mr. and Mrs. Washburn have two children: Edward A. and Mary V. Edward read law with Hon. George Bowen, was admitted to practice in 1889, since which date he has been in partnership with his preceptor under the firm name of Bowen & Washburn. Mary V. is a student at Vassar College.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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