Biography of Josiah A. McWayne


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McWayne, Josiah A., was born in the town of Hounsfield, April 22, 1833. He was educated in the district schools and was accountant and bookkeeper for the Ontario Milling Co. of Dexter nine years, a general merchant many years, and is now a prosperous farmer. He has married twice, first, February 4, 1854, to Eveline Smith of Dexter, and they had five children: F. Addie, Albert D.. Eda M., Frank E. and Jessie E. Mrs. McWayne died November 2, 1867, and on March 15, 1871, Mr. McWayne married Delilah Washburn of Hounsfield, and they have four children: Geraldine, Harry W., Mark W. and Kent W. F. Addie married J. Bowles Smith of New York city, and they have two children: Lucius W. and Junius A.; Edna M. married Dewitt S Peck of this county, and they have four children, Wayne C., Ray, Bertha and Besse; Frank E. married Kittie Mullen of the State of Wisconsin, where they now reside; Jessie E. married Frank Whitaker of Hounsfield. Mr. McWayne's father, Delos A. McWayne, was born in Wayne county, N. Y., August 12, 1808, and came to this county when a boy about the year 1820. He married Angeline Johnson in 1831, and they had four children; Josiah A., Johnson P., Delos A. and Edwin E. Edwin E. was a soldier in the late war in the 10th H. A., N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. Delos A. McWayne died May 4, 1882, and his widow January 21, 1883. Mr. McWayne's grandfather, Josiah, was born in Massachusetts in 1780, and his great-grandfather, Samuel, was born in Scotland in 1751. J. A. McWayne is at the present time supervisor of his town, was elected in 1889 and has served his town continuously up to the present time.

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