Biography of G. A. Washburn
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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Washburn, G. A., was born in Ellisburgh on the farm he owns, April 13, 1835, a son of Henry and grandson of Henry Washburn, a native of Massachusetts and in 1816 settled on the farm G. A. now owns, where he lived and died; he was in the war of 1812. Henry Washburn, the father of G. A., was a farmer and first a Whig then a Republican. His wife was Tuline Brooks, and they had three sons and two daughters. He died November 25, 1886, and his wife died in 1869. G. A. Washburn was educated in the common schools and has always been a farmer. He has made his own property, having 315 acres of land and keeps a dairy of thirty cows. He was married in 1860 to Louisa Gilbert of Ellisburgh, and they had four children: Ferdinand (deceased), Edward A., Kittie and Byron. Mr. Washburn is a Republican in politics, but not an aspirant to office, and has been very active in his party. He is liberal in religious views and supports the various churches.

 

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