Biography of John Edgerton
Madison County, NY Biographies





Edgarton, John, came from Shirley, in the vicinity of Boston, Mass., was a pioneer on the site of Bouckville in 1798, and spent his life in the town. His son, Jackson, moved to Wisconsin in 1858; his other children were Caroline, Abbie, Betsey, Lucetta, Mary, Ann, Jackson and Joseph, but none of them or their descendants is now in the town except Libbie, wife of J. W. Townsend, and daughter of Abbie. William Edgarton came in 1801 and occupied a log cabin on the farm now owned by William W. Edgarton; here he died in 1862, his wife having died 1858. Of their eleven children, only one now survives. They were Sally, Benjamin, James, Allaseba, Dorinda, Arabella. Dorinda 2d, William 1st, Miranda, Sylvia and William W. 2d., the first child of this christian having died young. The pioneer William was both farmer and brickmaker, and his only living son, William W., is a farmer and one of the most substantial men of the town. He was born July 22, 1825, and has spent almost his whole life on the same farm. The farm he purchased from his father, and it has not in any sense lost its productiveness under his management; indeed, in one season, (1886) he alone raised the only crop of hops in the county. Mr. Edgarton is a substantial Democrat and one whose name is frequently found on his party's ticket for some important town office. In 1850 he married Maria W. Howard, by whom he had two children: A. Lawrence, who died at twenty one years, and Clara, wife of George Groves, station agent at Bouckville. His wife died in 1868, and in 1872 Mr. Edgarton married Elsie Keyes, by whom he had two children: William W. jr., and Sylvia E., both of Bouckville.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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