Biography of Capt. F. Dana


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Dana, Capt. F., was born in the town of Hammond, St. Lawrence county, April 6, 1840. His father, James Dana, settled in Hammond in 1820, with his parents, Frank and Huldah Dana, who were among the pioneers of Watertown, and afterwards moved to what is known as Dana's Point, Chippewa Bay, where they established the first brick plant of St. Lawrence county. James Dana married Serepta, daughter of Mr. Pennock. He was a painter and served in the army during the Rebellion in the 10th U. S. Infantry. Capt. F. Dana was educated in the common schools. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. C, 106th N. Y. Vols. and took part in seventeen battles and was wounded five times, receiving an honorable discharge at the close of the war. He returned to St. Lawrence county and has since been engaged in river and lake transportation. In 1867 he married Mary D. Buss, and they have one son, John F. Captain Dana is one of the men who have made the St. Lawrence River famous, conservative and of sterling integrity and his word is as good as his bond.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898