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Isham, Franklin R., is a farmer in Jefferson county. He was born in the town of Watertown, N. Y., August 14, 1846, and was educated in the common schools and the Watertown Academy and Institute. After finishing his schooling he worked on his father's farm until November 29, 1867, when he was married to Emma D., daughter of George and Elzina (Pierce) Thayer, and then removed to Lewis county, N.Y., where he engaged in farming. In 1888 he removed to his present farm, which is about three miles south of the city of Watertown. He is a son of Henry and Louisa B. (Burt) Isham. His father was born in Massachusetts in 1802 and settled in Jefferson county in 1835.

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