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Randall, Winfield S., was born in Lorraine, on the farm he occupies, a son of Asa, and grandson of Russell Randall, who was born in Coichester, Conn., June 19, 1770, and in 1809 came to Lorraine and settled on the farm which has since been in the family. He was three times married; his first wife was Lucy Otis, born at Colchester, Conn., January 4, 1772, and died at Lorraine November 9, 1809; second wife, Pernel Olds, born at Rutland, N Y., September 18, 1788, and died at Lorraine September 18, 1836; and his third wife was Mrs. Hannah Dewey, born at Reading, Vt., August 29, 1790, and died at Lorraine, March 26, 1877. Asa Randall was born in Lorraine, June, 9, 1820; he died on the homestead where he spent his life, March 2, 1877. His wife, Rebecca Dewey, was born February 23, 1821, and died at Ellisburgh, November 24, 1893. They had six children, three now living: Oscar F., born June 27, 1845, married three times; Charles, born November 6, 1852; and Winfield S. Winfield S. Randall was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Adams Collegiate Institute. He is a farmer by occupation and resides on the homestead of sixty-two acres. In politics he is a Democrat and has been highway commissioner. January 18, 1883, he married Ida E. Wagoner, born at Pinckney, February 3, 1864, and they had three children: Asa J., born February 22, 1884 (deceased), Alfred, born May 6, 1886, and Leta R., born December 8, 1894.

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