Biography of John G. Stewart
Madison County, NY Biographies





Stewart, John G., who died at his farm on Fairview street near the village of Oneida, April 13, 1897, in the sixty fifth year of his age, was a native and lifelong resident of Madison county. He was born near the village of Peterboro and all his life was engaged in farming. His father, George Stewart, was a native of Scotland, and undoubtedly a descendant of the noble Scottish family of Stuart. He came to this country in early life and located near Peterboro, where he was one of the earliest settlers. Here he bought and cleared a farm, and became a man of considerable prominence in his time, frequently holding positions of public trust. Some sixty years ago he removed from Peterboro to the present Stewart farm which he bought and cleared, John G. Stewart was educated in the district schools of the vicinity and, as above stated, never engaged in any other occupation but farming in which he was very successful. He was well known throughout Madison county and gained an enviable reputation as a man of the strictest integrity, dying honored and respected by all who had known him. He married in 1864, Eleanor Butterfield, daughter of Samuel Butterfield of Oneida county, and two children were born to them: George Lester, and Elizabeth M. George Lester Stewart was born on the home farm October 7, 1865, and was educated at the Rome deaf mute institution. He has, like his father, always been engaged in farming, and now conduct the home farm. Mr. Stewart marned October 7, 1896, Hester J. Roraback, whose home was in Brockport, N. Y. Two daughters have been born to them, Edith Amy, and Elizabeth H. Stewart.

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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