Biography of Clerence M. Westcott
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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Wescott, Clarence M., was born in the town of Henderson, December 27, 1839, was educated in the district schools and was a sailoron the lakes, but is now a wholesale and retail market gardener. November 25, 1862, he married Marian E. Leffingwell of his native town, and they have one son, Fred, who married Kate Desmore of Dexter, N. Y., and have one daughter, Mabel. The family are connected with the Presbyterian church of Sackets Harbor, and in his political choice Mr. Wescott is a gold Democrat. His father, Nelson L. Wescott, was born in the town of Hounsfield, about the year 1811; was educated in the schools of his day and was a sailor on the lakes. He married Mary B. Bell of the town of Henderson and they had four children: Louise A., Clarence M., Henry N. and Walter D. Mr. Wescott was drowned April 7, 1851, and his widow survives at this date 1897.

 

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