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Metcalf, Francis, was born in the town of Hounslield, April 24, 1812. He was educated in the common schools of his day and is a farmer by occupation. October 14, 1834, he married Sarah Marie Case of this town. They had seven children: The oldest dying in infancy, Walter A. (Company I, 10th N. Y. Heavy Artillery), deceased, Lucy A., Edwin F., Sarah J., deceased, Ella M. and Elva M. Mrs. Metcalf died August 10, 1855. Mr. Metcalf is a member of Sackets Harbor Lodge No. 135, F. & A. M. His father was a soldier in the war of 1812. The present occupant of the old homestead, Oliver W. Burnham, was horn in the town of Ellisburgh, Jefferson county, N. Y., January 18, 1835. His education was obtained in the common schools. He is a farmer by occupation. August 26, 1862, he enlisted in Company E, 10th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, was mustered out of service June 24, 1865, at Petersburg, Virginia, and honorably discharged July 7, 1865, at Sackets Harbor, N. Y. Mr. Burnham is a member of Piper Post No. 273, Dept. of N. Y., G.A.R., Henderson, N. February 18, 1871, he married Lucy A., daughter of Francis Metcalf, They had three children: S. Marie, Frankie, deceased, and Lena M. Mr. Burnham's father, William Burnham, was born in New Hampshire in 1809, and came to this State when a young man. He married Abigail Whittier of Henderson, N. Y. They had five children: two sons, Emory and Oliver W., and three daughters, all deceased, Samaria, Charlotte and Harriet L. William Burnham died in 1882 and his widow in 1884.

Our County and it's people
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Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898