Biography of John Weston
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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Weston, John, was born in Antwerp, on the old homestead, February 9, 1866, a son of Clark and Abigail (Houghton) Weston, he a native of Antwerp, and a son of Lawrence Weston, born in New Hampshire, and very early came to Felt's Mills, where he engaged in the manufacture of boots and shoes. About 1820 he came to Antwerp and bought a farm, where he lived and died. He was assessor for a good many years; his wife was Jane Humphrey, who came from Herkimer county to Antwerp. They had six sons and one daughter, and their daughter is the only one living. Clark Weston was a farmer and owned the homestead of 171 acres. In politics he was a Democrat and was assessor for about sixteen years. He was a member of the Masonic order at Theresa and also of Theresa Chapter; and a charter meber of Antwerp Grange. He and wife had four children: Lawrence E., Harriet J., both deceased, John and Georgia. Mr. Weston died October 16, 1893. and his wife October 14, 1892. John Weston was educated in the common schools and follows farming. He owns the homestead of 171 acres and keeps a dairy of twenty cows and also deals in hay. In 1890 he married Fannie Fletcher, born in St. Lawrence county, and a daughter of Edward and Isabel (McIlvain) Fletcher. Mr. Fletcher was killed by lightning in 1893 and his widow lives in Rossie. Mr. and Mrs. Weston had two children; Pearl, died in infancy, and Geneva, born May 9, 1896.

 

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