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Danforth, James H., was born in Philadelphia, September 26, 1840, a son of Azel W. and Eliza Ann (Phillips) Danforth. Azel W. came to Philadelphia about 1833 and settled on the farm James H. now owns, and there lived until his death in 1864. Mr. Danforth was a Democrat until the organization of the Republican party and a prominent politician. He held several town offices and served as member of assembly. James H. was reared on the old homestead and educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and owns 145 acres of land. In politics he is a Republican; a member of the Grange and was once a Good Templar. In 1865 he married Julia E., daughter of Jotham Marshall, an early settler of Jefferson county, N. Y., and they have one son, A. Warren, educated in the common schools and Syracuse. He is now bookkeeper for the Indian River chair factory. He married Ada A. King and they have two children, Lawrence A. and Grace M.

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