Biography of Washington Sargent
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Sargent, Washington, was born in the town of Hounsfield, January 24, 1841. He was educated in the public schools and has always followed the honorable occupation of farming. January 7, 1862, he married Mary J. Harrington of the town of Brownyule, and they have five living children: Almon J., Minnie A., C. Jay, Elva M. and Elsie M. C. Jay married May McWayne of Dexter, N. Y., and they have one son, Harold E. Mr. Sargent and family are members of the Presbyterian church of Dexter and he is one of the elders. In his political choice he is a Prohibitionist. Mr. Sargent's father, John Sargent, was born in Hastings, England, in 1782. He was a carpenter and contractor by occupation: be married Susanna Luff and they bad five children: John, George, Salina, Henry and Walter. They came to the United States in 1820 and soon afterward located on the homestead. His wife died and he married Mr. Sarah Whiley, and they had six children: Lois, Laura, Lydia, Luthera, Sarah and Washington. Mr. Sargent died February 1, 1863, and his widow January 7, 1884. Mrs. Sargent's father, Almon Harrington, was born in the town of Rodman, July 5, 1811. He was well educated and married Polly Palmer and they had two children, Mary J. and David, who died in his seventh year. Mr. Harrington died December 9, 1895, and his wife March 29, 1875. Mrs. Sargent's grandfather, Cyrel Harrington, was a soldier in the war of 1812, as was also her grandfather, Zebulon Palmer.

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