Biography of Isaac P. Wodell
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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Wodell, Isaac P., was born in Ellisburgh, on the farm he now owns, October 31, 1837, a son of William Wodell. William Wodell was born in Hoosick, N. Y., in 1803 and died in 1884 at Ellisburgh, coming to Ellisburgh about 1815 and was one of the leading farmers of the town, owning about 300 acres of land. Isaac P. Wodell was educated at the Union Academy of Belleville and Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N. Y. He left school and in October, 1861, enlisted in Co. K, 94th N. Y. Infantry, serving as second and first lieutenant, and first lieutenant of Co. A, 12th Vet. Reserve Corps, until January, 1867, two years after the war. He was at the battles of Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam and Fredericksburg, where he was wounded and discharged on account of disability. He returned to Watertown and then went to Michigan, where he remained one year, returning to Ellisburgh and in 1870 went to Mississippi, where he was engaged in the drug business for a time and again returned to Ellisburgh, settling on a farm of 151 acres of land, where he keeps a dairy of twenty-five cows. In 1862 Mr. Wodell married Helen Hotchkin; Mrs. Wodell died in 1867, and he married Mary Brown who died in 1870, and in 1872 he married Mrs. Sarah Mixer, by whom he had one son, William H., born in 1877 and is engaged in farming with his father. In polities Mr. Wodell is a Republican and has been supervisor eleven years. He is a member of Rising Light Lodge No. 867, F. & A, M., of Belleville, of the G. A R., and was a charter member of Calvin Burch Post No. 345, G. A. R. He is president of the Farmers' National Bank of Adams.

 

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