Biography of Wellington G. Wescott
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, Wellington G., was born in the town of Henderson, May 6, 1842. He was educated in the public schools and Adams Collegiate Institute. His early life was spent on the farm; he was a sailor on the lakes three years, was master of the sailing schooner George W. Wescott. He has had a variety of occupations and is now owner of the summer resort at Campbell's Point, which he is conducting with increasing success. May 28, 1863, he married Mary Littlefield of the town of Henderson, and they have one son, Hollis W., born January 27, 1879. Mr. Wescott is a member of Sackets Harbor Lodge No. 135, F. & A. M., and ancestry of family is Welsh and Scotch, of New England origin. Mr. Wescott's father, George W., was born in the town of Hounsfield, March 11, 1813, was educated in the schools of his day, and married Catherine Bell, who was born February 17, 1812. They had five children: Florence, Wellington G., Edwin D., Byron M., and Nelson L. Florence died in 1859; Byron M. and Nelson L. were drowned in 1879. Mr. Wescott died June 23, 1863, and his widow January 20, 1884.

 

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